Archive for Category: "volunteer"
Every Monday through Friday I take my lunch break around 10am, which may seem early butI’m famished by then after being awake since 5:45am. This lunch break was a little unusual as I overheard a screaming match between the Swahili teacher and a 16-year-old boy with guilt written all over his face.
When I first arrived in Indonesia, I’m not sure exactly what I expected. Culture shock: certainly. Homesickness: perhaps. It would be a new experience, to be sure, but in my mind Indonesia was a blank page; I had very little to go on except a vague conception that life and culture would be different than in the United States
I stared at my arms. The red blotches were definitely getting worse and the itch was starting to keep me awake at night. I knew I should go to the doctor and this time I did have travel insurance but, as always, I decided to wait.
I have decided I am definitely going to gain weight while I am in Kenya, and it has absolutely everything to do with the food. Every day at tea time, as long as we are at OLPS, chai and chapatis are served. The chai is made from boiled sugar water, so is always so sweet and compliments the chapatis well
A mirage of hums, chants, and other sounds I thought were impossible to make with a person’s vocal chords echoed outside my hotel window in Arusha, Tanzania. I peered out hesitantly and concluded it was a tribe of Maasai men enthusiastically welcoming us to their culture. These men clad with red and blue-checkered material jumped in unison, holding cane-like sticks in their hand.