Friday, October 07, 2005

More Training Updates

It sounds like we will be in training for two months instead of three, because because we couldn't leave in October (as originally planned). The school year starts mid January so for
those of us teaching it's necessary to be ready by January.

A two month training cycle seems to translate into the following service schedule:
  • Early January -- we are sworn in as official Peace Corps volunteers :-)
  • Early December 2007 -- our service ends :-(

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Staging Kits On The Way

Just heard my staging kit will be sent out this Friday! It will be sent to my Mom and Dad's house.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Where is Namibia?

Here is a little movie I just made!
(I am decompressing at little at my sisters by feeding my computer addiction just a little...)

Monday, October 03, 2005

First 3 Months

A couple of days ago, I learned the name of the city I will be staying in during my first three months of training. Each new piece of information makes my assignment in Namibia feel more real!

I have decided not to post the city's name in respect for my potential host family. I currently do the same thing for my family and friends here in the States when I blog about my travels to their homes.

I can say I will be staying in the province of Damaraland. Here is a description of the area I found on the web:

Central Namibia and Damaraland are one of the last remaining wilderness areas in Southern Africa. It is a world of incredible mountain scenery, a refuge for the rare desert dwelling elephant and black rhinoceros. The eastern boundary coincide with escarpment mountains, and finally with the Skeleton Park in the west. A sense a freedom is generated by the wide horizons, the clear unpolluted skies and a population density, which is among the lowest in the world. This feeling of tranquility and stillness combines with a landscape which is singular in its colors, full of contrasts of light and shade.