Following Peace Corps' first-ever HIV Boot Camp held in Zambia, Gini, Amelita and I — Swaziland's representatives — had the opportunity to present our newly acquired knowledge, skills and passion at our group's mid-service training.
From the traditional (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) to the fun (Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day) and the obscure (Roadkill Cook-off, Burning Man, the Gilroy Garlic Festival), Americans celebrate many different festivals with friends, family and strangers alike.
Serving in the Peace Corps is an interesting beast. The experience varies from one person to another, from one country to another, from one village to another. You might spend days reading in your hut after heat or rain canceled all your meetings. Or you could be busy from dawn till dusk.