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Useful Acronyms

PC Peace Corps
ICT Information & Communications Technology
PCT Peace Corps Trainee (pre-swearing-in)
PCV Peace Corps Volunteer (post-swearing-in)
PST Pre-Service Training
CBT Community-Based Training

Nimepata nafuu

Being in Njombe with other PCVs is so relaxing and fun. I really don’t want to go back to my empty site! At least I have a ton of stuff I’ve bought to fill the house up a little bit (although, stupidly, I left most of my money at home. What was I thinking?!). It’s a five-hour ride on a cramped bus on a terrible road to site, and it’s super expensive for Tanzanian transport (around $9), so I don’t think I’ll be coming into town too often. I will come back for Christmas with everyone here, because spending Christmas at site alone would be no fun whatsoever. We’re thinking of going to Iringa but we might just hang out at someone’s house here. Who knows…

But tomorrow morning I’m going back to site, and I’ll try to make my house into a home, and get to know my neighbors and all the women who fetch water from right outside my kitchen window. It should be do-able, and maybe even fun…


Comment from kit
Time December 2, 2008 at 9:06 am

we’ll figure out how to visit when i am in dar…?

Comment from Fran Meyer
Time December 2, 2008 at 5:43 pm


WHat an awful beginning for you! But I know you will fill your home with beautiful things and make it feel like yours asap…

YOu have been successful as a PCT and I know you will be successful as a PCV…

I really enjoy reading your blog..

Best ,
FRan (Julia’s mom)

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