Foto Friday: “Point Stone Snorkeling”

*Sorry for the late Foto Friday, yet again! This past week has been a crazy, emotional, and stressful rollercoaster ride of packing up my house, saying farewell to my home and the people I've called family for the past two years, and trying to get myself and Brownie off of Emae and into Port Vila … Continue reading Foto Friday: “Point Stone Snorkeling”

Tok Fani #3: Conversations worth remembering

This is the third installment of Tok Fani, in which I share some of the funny conversations or situations I’ve had while figuring out life here in Vanuatu. In Bislama, “tok fani” roughly translates to "joke," so this is my attempt at translating/sharing some of the awkward, funny, unbelievable, or downright outrageous conversations or encounters … Continue reading Tok Fani #3: Conversations worth remembering

The national dish of Vanuatu: Making laplap

As Vanuatu's national dish, laplap plays a large role in the culture and traditions practiced in communities throughout this island nation. Although labor-intensive, laplap is made for many special occasions and is often the main dish served at large gatherings. Some communities throughout Vanuatu eat laplap several times a week, but in my community, most … Continue reading The national dish of Vanuatu: Making laplap

how letting go of expectations led to a more fulfilling Peace corps experience

Joining the Peace Corps is hard. It's a lot harder than most of us could ever have imagined, and even harder to explain how hard it is to people who aren't actually living and breathing the experience with you. Peace Corps is hard for the obvious. You're away from your loved ones for over 2 … Continue reading how letting go of expectations led to a more fulfilling Peace corps experience