My big project, Finishing the Ward 4 AMICAALL/Nhlangano Town Council Social Center, the PCPP


Peace Corps Partnership Proposal (PCPP) with the Nhlangano Town Council (NTC)

First application draft submitted Feb, 2011
Approved & Funding Begins on PC website May 17th
Construction started on Oct 24th.
All exterior construction done by Dec 20th.
Grand Opening Jan 5th, 2012
Round 2 of the Funding arrives in early January.
Interior Only Construction Restarts Jan 16th.
Construction all done Feb 16th (minus a million tiny To Do's)
Project Officially Closed May 4th, 2012

Let the children play, learn & be safe.

As of Aug 25th, 2012, I am no longer a PCV, I am now RPCV (Return Peace Corps Volunteer). This blog is my experience in Swaziland between June of 2010 & Aug of 2012. Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Maputo, Mozambique

After much confusion, meet up with Liz, Kate and Nozephio (a Swazi) at the border stop. We crossed over into Moz. Which makes my country visited list now up to 13 total for my life. Later in the evening, we meet up with the rest of our group at backpackers in Maputo, Mozambique.

Maputo is a big city, several million with tall buildings and it was so refreshing to be back in a BIG city. Now it is an African big city, so many of the buildings look terrible, old and covered in peoples laundry. We went out and were in a club for the evening. But the highlight was dinner. We went to a restaurant called Pirate. Which of course has a pirate them and their specialty is pizza. Now Moz is not Swaziland and I believe the direct European influence has had tremendous impact on them. And pizzerias are all over the place as well as the city has just a similar European feeling with the architecture.

Well, I have eaten a lot of pizza in my life, in fact Fresh Brothers deep Chicago pizza was my last meal in America request. The pizza I had in Swaziland has pretty much been worse than LA pizza. (Fresh brothers being the only exception in the town). So the 7 of us order 2 Super size pizzas basically they are the size of a normal 4 person restaurant size table. And it was AWESOME. Great sauce, great toppings. Now it was thin crust and all normal by every standard but just a great pizza. We were all amazed at how good it was planned to return to eat there again on the return back to Swaziland.

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