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Great trip and regional meeting in Anja Park the other weekend with fellow PCVs!  Finally saw the infamous ring-tailed lemurs aka Maki.  Also, saw beautiful Jacaranda trees all over! 

Taxi brousse making their weekly rounds to the rural villages around mine in Madagascar. Since people don’t have ovens, a taxi brousse from our regional capitol, Fianarantsoa, delivers bread to the local epiceries every Wednesday morning.  I mean it is literally a van filled with bread! Dreams do come true…

Taxi brousse making their weekly rounds to the rural villages around mine in Madagascar. Since people don’t have ovens, a taxi brousse from our regional capitol, Fianarantsoa, delivers bread to the local epiceries every Wednesday morning.  I mean it is literally a van filled with bread! Dreams do come true…

Rice pounding in my village last week. Triple threat !


➟ CiTY OF ANGELS

CiTY OF ANGELS

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Peace Corps: ‘the best use of citizenship’

- Secretary of State John Kerry (via thesharpiemarkerapproach)

First official women’s running club in my village in Madagascar…they’re still working on jumping jacks…

First official women’s running club in my village in Madagascar…they’re still working on jumping jacks…

Sep 5
I organized a soccer tournament and cultural/educational event for my village, Ambatovaky, Madagascar. The kids participated in health and business education, and we even sang the American National Anthem.  Thanks to the volunteers who came out to support and participate as well as those who donated balls, jerseys, and prizes! It was a wonderful event!

I organized a soccer tournament and cultural/educational event for my village, Ambatovaky, Madagascar. The kids participated in health and business education, and we even sang the American National Anthem.  Thanks to the volunteers who came out to support and participate as well as those who donated balls, jerseys, and prizes! It was a wonderful event!

There are few things more life-affirming than an ocean sunset. Took this picture in Foulpointe, Madagascar.  You can see sunset and the rising moon.

There are few things more life-affirming than an ocean sunset. Took this picture in Foulpointe, Madagascar.  You can see sunset and the rising moon.

Aza atao ela! These lovely ladies taught me how to cook for an entire village at my first “turning of the bones”! 120cups of rice for a village of 300ish… #Madagascar

Aza atao ela! These lovely ladies taught me how to cook for an entire village at my first “turning of the bones”! 120cups of rice for a village of 300ish… #Madagascar

Martha Stewart’s got nothing on this Peace Corps Chic kitchen!

Martha Stewart’s got nothing on this Peace Corps Chic kitchen!

First Communion in Ambatovaky, Madagascar this past Sunday.  A very special day for these kids and their families.  They all looked great!

First Communion in Ambatovaky, Madagascar this past Sunday.  A very special day for these kids and their families.  They all looked great!

Hey there! i'd just like to say i loving your blog! Its really making me miss Mada though haha, where are you staying?

Thanks so much!  I”m happy someone other than my mom looks at what I post! :) I’m staying near Ranomafana National Park in Ambatovaky.  I love it so far!  My village has been so welcoming, and I’m looking forward to 26 Juin in a couple weeks.  Should be an experience!

WHERE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT ON YOUR PLANET?

I think I’d love to visit India and Brazil in the future.

CONGRATS GIRL! I'm going to be teaching english so, I'll be on my way to madagascar in about two months. Again, congrats on your new accomplishment. :D

Thanks so much!  Can’t wait to have your stage join this wonderful group of people and serve the people of Mada!

My first lamba in country.  It says in a Malagasy dialect “It’s better for me if I stay quiet.” Coincidence, I think not…

My first lamba in country. It says in a Malagasy dialect “It’s better for me if I stay quiet.” Coincidence, I think not…