Legalities of laundry

Washing clothes in Comoros is a chore. I don’t know why I ever complained about doing laundry at home. Here, it involves hauling many buckets of water, a lot of scrubbing, more rinsing than you think it should take to get soap out; and after all that your clothing never actually feels clean. What I... Continue Reading →


Modern world, modern volunteer

Disclaimer: The thoughts in this blog pertain strictly to my experience in Comoros. I cannot speak for the situation in other countries. During the past year I have received a lot of surprised, and sometimes slightly disapproving, comments about how much access I have to the internet, a cellphone, and technology in general. Peace Corps... Continue Reading →

Wait, it’s been a year??

One year ago today, I was sitting on my sister's living room floor with a suitcase in front of me and piles of stuff strewn across the room. A crumpled packing list I had been obsessing over for the past few weeks lay behind me, next to the scale waiting to way my luggage and... Continue Reading →

To busy, or not to busy

Life here is slow paced. Though no one sleeps past 6 a.m. and for the women the work hours seem to extend until past sundown, busy is not the lifestyle of Comoros. The typical business day ends around 2 or 3 p.m. My host father once after settled onto the porch, glass of juice in... Continue Reading →

Home for the holidays

Yesterday Comoros celebrated the Muslim Day of Ascension, or as it is know here - Mi'raj. It is the day the prophet Muhammad was supposed to have ascended into heaven, where he met with many other profits before finally speaking with God directly. It is one of the most sacred days on the Islamic calendar... Continue Reading →

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