Author Archives: jaime

Banene

I think that spunky little old ladies are a universal constant. Even here, where women wake up early to cook for their families, carry over a hundred of liters of water each day, labor all day in the gardens, help their husbands … Continue reading

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The real trick is…

People here find Americans unfriendly, which really isn’t too surprising. We tend to mind our own business, to not impose on strangers by forcing them into a conversation. It’s just polite. Here in Zambia, though, saying hi to people is the norm. … Continue reading

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Kulamba Kubwalo

There are not very many traditional ceremonies here in Zambia. Surprising? To me it was: this is a country with many tribes, each with it’s own rich, unique heritage, and surely every tribe at some time had many ceremonies. Now, though, there are … Continue reading

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Football!

In Zambia, as in most of the world, the game known as “football” is what we call soccer in America, and it is definitely the most popular sport around. Zambia’s national team is “Chipolopolo,” which means “copper bullet,” and from what I can … Continue reading

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Wasp Wars

I am not scared of wasps. I just want to put that right out in the open, so you don’t get the wrong idea about me. In fact, I mostly think that wasps are pretty spiffy insects. There are several species of wasp … Continue reading

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Adventureous Alphabetting

Every morning I go out to a yard full of children. This has been happening for the last month or so, and is because a nursery school, what we would call a preschool, has opened in my insaka. Eventually there will be an … Continue reading

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Nothing but lettuce

 My garden looks fantastic. It’s my pride and joy here, so I’ll allow myself to brag a little. My veggies are all thriving, and really my two 1m x 18m garden beds look more like strips of jungle than neat, orderly cultivation. I … Continue reading

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Playing Catch-Up (again)

Hello, everybody! I realize that I have been incredibly bad at keeping you updated on my life here in Zambia, and I appologize. I have made a 13-month resolution to be a better person and update my blog regularly, so … Continue reading

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I am fatter

There are 2 Peace Corps volunteers in my district: myself and my friend, Amanda. We look nothing alike. I have midlength, wavy, brown hair. Amanda has long, straight, blonde hair. Our faces are completely different. Our clothes are completely different. Just about the … Continue reading

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Afternoon Adventures

 I am not an incredibly busy person. Most of my days are filled with, well, day-to-day things, and there is very little that is fish-farming or development related. I spend time cooking, washing, fetching water, sweeping, and working in my garden. This week … Continue reading

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