Category Archives: Peacecorps

Thing #17

Peace Corps Volunteer friends.

You join the Peace Corps and you get government issued friends.  We were issued  a group of more than 70 people from all over the US (and beyond). A wide variety of people with one common thread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Our whole Bots15 group, minus those napping, on our first day in Boswana)

It is a truly random mix of people.  People ..read more

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Thing #15

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Public transportation.

One thing that is pretty amazing about Botswana is the system of combis (small busses/big vans), taxis and busses that can “easily” get you anywhere you need to go. There are no schedules posted, if they are posted they aren’t quite accurate, but somehow the system just works.

(A combi running a local Kanye route, this one doesn’t leave the ..read more

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Thing #11

The food that we make.

We have become quite the little chefs here,  we eat very well.  At home, in the US, we never ever cooked.  Our friend from the states recently made fun of us by saying that we were the ones who would pick up stuff from Whole Foods on the way to a pot luck/party.  Here, we cook ..read more

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Thing #10

Pop ins.

We will write another post about our Peace Corps friends, but one thing that is great about Botswana and, in particular our village, is that we get pop ins.  We live in a bigger village (Kanye is 63 square kms and has 52k people).  We have lots of transportation in and out and we have 6 grocery stores, plus ..read more

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Thing #7

Livestock.

Within a few hours of arriving in the country I knew something was different.

There were cows on a major road, in the capital city. Livestock of all kinds are found everywhere in Botswana.  They are considered to be prized possessions, especially cows, but they are not kept behind fences. Livestock here graze freely, even in the Gaborone.

Two mornings ago Jon ..read more

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