Mora mora

The saying of Madagascar is “mora mora” meaning slowly slowly. They believe in taking life slowly-whether that means waiting one hour for the late boat or two hours for food. Week 2 was a bit of a blur. I was in Ampang on Nosy Komba for most of the teaching week. I now have some […]

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Arrived in Madagascar on Thursday! Limited wifi access so will update as best I can. Staying in a hut with 5 other girls who are all staying 10 weeks so we have nearly no space because we all brought so much. Started with teaching today and think I’ll either do forest conservation or turtle research […]

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Today was our third day back at school. We went to Lamu, an island on the coast for the whole of last week. Upon arriving last Sunday, we were speechless. The architecture and general feeling of the town is something you would imagine straight out of the bible. We met up with our friend from […]

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Big Update

About two weeks ago, we met the new boy, Guillaume. We all went for a Rongai “pub crawl” soon after he arrived. Most of the pubs we went to were small and tame, with lots of dancing and singing. Seeing as I’m not much of a party person, it was quite an experience. After the […]

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Week 4

Every Wednesday and Saturday, there’s a small open market in Rongai where they’ll sell clothes, fruits, vegetables, etc. We went last Wednesday for the third time since we’ve been here. Rory and I made a deal where we had to spend 100 bob or less (equivalent to 1USD) on ridiculous clothes for the other person […]

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Week 2/3

We’ve been camping out for the past few days and will be for the next few because a school group of Americans have come to paint a couple of classrooms at the primary school. Last Friday, we went to our friend, a locals house for a birthday celebration. We ate tons of ugali and burned […]

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First week

After a few days of settling in, we had out first week of school today (weird saying that). I chose to work at the primary school because it has the fewest resources and needs the most help. We were greeted with hundred of children opening the gates for us and shouting “masunga” (translates to white […]

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