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Sep 27, 2005
Tomorrow is my last day in Georgia! I fly to Los Angeles for "Staging" or Orientation on Wednesday. Basically I meet my training group, 18 other crazy people,...
Auckland, New Zealand
Sep 30, 2005
We made it to NZ! A 13 hour flight, and I only slept 2. Staging in Los Angeles was very insightful and informative. We learned some policies and safety...
First Few Days in Port Vila, Vanuatu!
Oct 4, 2005
Hi, everyone. Training class 18B made it to the island of Efate, to the capital city of Port Vila. I'm working on uploading photos, but I'm taking lots of good...
Last Few in Vila
Oct 8, 2005
Hi, today is our last day in Vila! We had an amazing day yesterday. We had a market walkaboat where we had to find certain foods and talk in Bislama to the...
First week in Mangaliliu
Oct 14, 2005
Halo! Olsem wanem, I gud? I stret. We were allowed to come into the city for the afternoon for a raggae concert, otherwise known as a "crosscultural...
Site Announcement - EPI!
Oct 25, 2005
Hello all! The last week has been another roller coaster. Training has consisted mostly of Bislama since we're going on walkabaot TOMORROW and must have...
Lamen Bay is Awesome!
Nov 1, 2005
Hi again. Walkabaot is over and we are back in Vila for another few hours before getting carted back to Mangaliliu. Lamen Bay is an amazing site and the week I...
Still in Training
Nov 18, 2005
Hello again. Yes, we're still in training. I haven't fallen off the face of the earth...yet. Today during a training session they were trying to prepare us for...
Swearing In - Officially a Peace Corps Volunteer
Dec 16, 2005
Hello Everyone! That's right, Trainees of group 18B are now officially Peace Corps Volunteers. We took an oath, in Bislama, on December 8th 2005. Pictures are...
Merry Christmas From Epi
Dec 24, 2005
Merry Christmas! I got unexpected email access from a lovely Australian couple working on Epi High School's expansion project. So, I moved to Epi and things...
First 3 mos done!
Mar 11, 2006
Hello everyone. I made it my first 3 months at site and am in Port Vila for a Volunteer Advisory Committee meeting. Being off the island is a little strange...
Mar 18, 2006
Hello again, from Ambae. I didn't expect to have internet access so soon but Saratamata is the provincial center for the Penama province and so they have cool...
Who stole my toilet paper?
Apr 13, 2006
Greetings from a place where the words 'Expires On' and 'Must Be Refrigerated
39; mean much, much less than 'Who stole my toilet paper?'. Well, I'm all settled in...
From The Banks
May 29, 2006
Lemtapniwe! Or Good Morning from Motalava! I'm in the Banks Islands, one of the most northern parts of the country. It's absolutely beautiful and this month is...
Winter in the South Pacific
Jul 29, 2006
Hello everyone. Sorry it's been so long since my last update! Winter time in Vanuatu. Never would have believed it but it is COLD. The actual temperature at...
InterIsland Canoeing to Sandroing festival
Oct 1, 2006
It's been a year since I packed my bags, disregarded my hygiene, threw my degree to the wind, and left my homeland to become a peace corps volunteer in...
There's no place like home...
Oct 20, 2006
No red slippers, just 4 planes and +25 to get here, but I made it - stateside for the first time in a year. I've been back home for almost 2 weeks and it seems...
Officially Half Way
Dec 12, 2006
Ho Ho Ho. Happy Holidays from tropical Vanuatu. If they have a Santa Claus here, he would be wearing swimming trunks and drinking coconuts, not milk. The...
Auckland...white or wheat?
Dec 16, 2006
Today I woke up in Vanuatu as if it was any other day in Vila. There was running water and electricity but you could still hear fowls singing out (crowing). I...
North Island Finished
Dec 21, 2006
I've nearly finished my North Island tour here in New Zealand. Tomorrow I head to Queenstown where they have tons of adrenaline pumping activities. On the...
Dec 22, 2006
The new photos link is http://new.photos.
kate#page1 It will show all the photos I've posted - the newest ones first. I go bungy...
A Merry Wet Milford Christmas
Dec 29, 2006
I hope everyone is having happy holidays! Thanks to everyone who's letting me know what's going on and keeping in touch - these few weeks of being in...
Back to Work!
Jan 10, 2007
If you can call it work...that is. Coming off the plane was like stepping into a sauna fully dressed. Mmmmm...sticky. The heat was obviously the first thing...
Bye Bye Vanuatu
Mar 30, 2007
As of tomorrow, I will no longer be a Peace Corps Volunteer. I will join the few hundred thousand Returned Peace Corps Volunteers as I leave Vanuatu for the...
On the road of readjustment.
Jul 20, 2007
Ah, America. Speaking English, eating with utensils (slows me down ƒº), wearing shorts and pants or even more than 2 shirts a week! Seeing family 24/7 and...
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