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Thing #5


Evening strolls. Without a doubt, the twilight is the time to be outside in Botswana. It’s magic. You start down the path as the shadows get long.

And you keep going even as the sun slips behind the hills.

And when there’s barely any light left, still you keep on.

Because you will run into friends.

And you will find a neighbor by the fire.

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Thing #3

Birds. I’ve seen lions and cheetahs and elephants, but you know what makes me the most excited? Seeing a new bird on the way to work. We’re up to something like 130 species. Going for 200. Honestly, birds are the best way to connect with the nature around you. They are the some of the only wild things left living among ..read more

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Happy Anniversary to Us!

One year ago today, August 8th, 2014, we touched down on African soil. We haven’t left since. That’s feels pretty momentous. The new Peace Corps trainees have arrived. We are no longer the greenhorns. We are the grizzled old vets. Hooray for us. But, also, hooray for Botswana. This place has been good to us. In honor of our our one ..read more

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It Couldn’t Have Been Better

How lucky are we? This coming Saturday, August 8th, we celebrate one year of living in Botswana. That’s amazing. In that time, we’ve had friends come to visit TWICE. To us, that’s far more amazing. Our hearts are still overflowing from our most recent visit. We are exhausted and overjoyed and sick and sad all at the same time. Thank ..read more

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One More from the Road

When last we spoke it was all this …

And this …

And it stayed that way for a few days. There were brief interruptions to eat passionfruit. So much passionfruit. And maybe wait in a hut for a fish to be cooked.

And then the fish would arrive.

In the evenings, it was like this.


And there was a lot of this.

Once in the ..read more

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