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Dancing

When we returned from Nelspruit, we met up with a couple of other volunteers and dined at Mimmo’s. Often you can find people hawking food and art here. This night, […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Mozambique

Date: September 30, 2012

Border run to Nelspruit

Together with Ingrid, a fellow Cuso International volunteer we went to South Africa for a day. It was a so-called border run due to a stipulation in our visas. The […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: South Africa

Date: September 29, 2012

I Remember Now

I don’t mean to make my first post on this blog a rant. While I am currently a bit frustrated about my afternoon, this post is meant to speak of […]

Posted by: Marlowe

Country: Mozambique

Date: September 22, 2012

Our sweet apartment!

We’ve been incredibly lucky with settling in Maputo. When we arrived, tired, sweaty and slightly grumpy, VSO staff brought us to our 3-bedroom apartment. At that time, we thought this […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Mozambique

Date: September 16, 2012

Time to try something new!

Today, Marlowe came home with unidentified fruit. The vendor across the street didn’t have sufficient change and gave Marlowe three pieces of yellow, wrinkled fruit instead. Curiously, we opened the […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Mozambique

Date: September 15, 2012

Mozambique, a short introduction

It’s hard to share an introduction about Mozambique without having been here for long, but here’s our best shot. The book Lonely Planet gives the following brief introduction. “With its […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Mozambique

Date: September 12, 2012

Router Land

Yay, Marlowe was able to get the Internet hooked up at the apartment! All he needed was a signed and very precise document from the landlord, wait in line at […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Mozambique

Date: September 7, 2012

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First Impressions

“I’m in Africa!” I mumble aloud a couple of times each day. I nudge Marlowe regularly to make sure he too remembers we’re in Mozambique. The tiny sweet apples taste […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Mozambique

Date: September 6, 2012

Cottage serenity

It is 8 o’clock in the morning and I broke my promise to watch the sun rise over the lake. I should have known; my favourite time of the morning […]

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Canada

Date: August 20, 2012

What’s up in early ’11?

This blog post covers the first couple of months in 2011 – Marlowe and I were busy with working our butts off and enjoying parties and movies.

Posted by: Lisette

Country: Canada

Date: April 30, 2011