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Dec 6, 2013 - G.L.O.W.

G.L.O.W 12/06/2013 As our first school year as Peace Corps Volunteers is coming to a close, and we can’t help but reflect on all the challenges we have overcome, and the growth we have made during this year. Some of our accomplishments have been small, such as mastering bucket laundry and figuring out how to do our grocery shopping in the village. And some of our accomplishments have been huge, life -changing moments. Our most recent life-changing accomplishment was the 2nd annual Girls Leading the World Conference in Samoa. Girls Leading...

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May 17, 2013 - Making A Garden

Making a Garden 05/13/13 Our small little house begins to feel more like a home every day. We have added small personal touches like pictures, and curtains. We enjoy spending our free time baking and cooking together. Josh has mastered brownies that use the fresh roasted cocoa called koko Samoa. He is getting famous for his amazing cooking abilities, and he had several orders coming in for Cocoa Samoa brownies for Mother’s Day. I have become the bread maker. I specialize in baking bagels, and tortillas. We love to cook with fresh...

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May 12, 2013 - When the Church Bells Ring

When the Church Bells Ring… 05/12/13 Jump to full entry

Mar 8, 2013 - What it takes to build a house

What It Takes To Build A House 03/8/13 We realize that quite a bit of time has gone by since our last post. In our last post we mentioned that we were waiting for a home to be built for us. It has be a challenging time for us because we have been dealing with problems regarding our housing. We are finally ready to share the story of our housing dilemma. The first thing you should know about the Samoan lifestyle is there is no such thing as privacy. Samoans live with their extended family. They often all sleep in the same room. Many of the...

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Jul 26, 2006 - Savai'i, Samoa - Traditional and Beautiful

Savai'i, Samoa - Traditional and Beautiful Travelling from the main island of 'Upolu to Savai'i is easy and cheap on the local ferry. In just over an hour, we sailed across the blue water and rolling swells where we hopped on a local bus with blaring music that took us to our next stop - Manase Beach. Although the accommodations were basic, our traditional open fale was perched right on the beach where we slept with views of the stars, sounds of the ocean waves and the salty sea breeze keeping us cool. After a couple days of enjoying the...

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Aug 6, 2005 - Talofa from Samoa

Hello everyone, Just a quick note to say that we have arrived safely in Samoa. It was a long journey as our flight was at 1:45AM for 1.5 hrs. We arrived at 4:30 local time in Apia then caught a ferry across to the other island at 6AM for 2 hrs then a bus ride and we finally reached our destination at around 10:30. Had a big sleep as we did not get much all night. We are on a great beach but haven't looked around all that much. We just found this place, actually the westernmost internet cafe in the WORLD, as we are the last place before the...

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