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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

Safari yangu

Right now I’m back in Morogoro for the first time since training, in the shadow of the Uluguru Mountains. It’s strange–but good–to see my homestay family again (I’m staying with them), to walk the same streets I walked when I was learning Swahili, talking to the same people. It’s good to be back, and my Swahili has definitely improved.

The trip started with a weekend in Mbeya. A bunch of folks were there for a girls’ conference planning meeting, so I got to catch up with them, which was great fun. Anita and I made delicious food (pizza with mushrooms, green peppers, onions; enchiladas) and somewhat sated the cheese craving I’d been feeling for those two months I spent at site, cheese-less. Then I headed up to Lushoto to visit Theresa, Nick, and Leigh. There were four or five other PCVs from my class visiting too, so we all hung out. Lushoto is incredibly beautiful: the views from Irente Viewpoint are unbelievable. Leigh’s site is, sad to say, prettier than mine, but I think mine is prettier than Nick’s so it evens out. At any rate, I’m definitely hoping to go back. I had a wonderful time.

And that’s my trip thus far. Later this week I’ll head to Dar to meet family (less Helen). I can’t wait to see them!

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