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.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My Adventure Home day 17 (Back in LA)

So as I type this the first morning in LA as former Peace Corps Volunteer.  PC has paid me my readjustment allowance, I have health insurance through one of their carriers and now its time to move on to a new life.

But a few things to finish the travel story home. 

Time in airplane: 45min Swaziland to Joberg, 8 hours Joberg to Dubai, 7 Dubai to London, 2 hours London to Iceland, 5 Iceland to NYC, 6 hrs NYC to LA = 27 & 45min hrs

Time in Airport: 3 hours Swaziland, 4 ½ Joberg. 7 hours in Dubai, 6 hours in Heathrow, 2 hours in Iceland. 5 hrs in JFK, 1 1/2 LAX = 29  hrs.

All of that just to get home.   It was so nice to see the family, they even had "Welcome Home sign"

It is nice to be back, no doubt, I kept saying that PC always had a  time limit and it seems like just how involved my trip back worked out so great, proved it.

I do have a new claim to fame.  In the evening after returning to LA my Dad & I did what we do go and see movie, The Expendables 2, which gives me the claim to fame that I three movies in three days London, New York City & Los Angeles.  Actually, I have new bucket list idea, I want to be able to say that I saw movies in tons of different countries, so when I visit different countries in the future, I am going to try do that see more movies in more countries.

So nice to be back.

In a few days I will do my final Swaziland Reflections post to wrap up my service.

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