10 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Arrival My flight back to the U.S left from Bangkok so I when I left Bali, that’s where I was headed. When I decided to book my flight for Bali, I knew I wanted a flight with a long layover in a country that I hadn’t visited yet. My options were either Singapore or Malaysia, due to the flight times, I decided to go with … Continue reading 10 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What to do in Kathmandu

Late January 2014, I had the opportunity to visit Nepal as a part of my job.I wasn’t originally supposed to go because someone with more seniority had initially been selected. However, he decided not to go and I was next in line. I had only about 3 weeks from when I was told that I would be going until I actually left for Nepal. I … Continue reading What to do in Kathmandu

Being Black in Georgia (the country)

One of the biggest reasons why it was so difficult living in Georgia is because of the fact that it was impossible for me to blend in. Even if I spoke Georgian perfectly, there was never going to be a day when people wouldn’t notice that I was different. That was one of the differences that volunteers of color faced whereas white volunteers were able … Continue reading Being Black in Georgia (the country)

Teaching 101

I was a Secondary/Primary English teacher volunteer. I taught 3rd grade up to 11th grade. My first year I had three counterparts that I co-taught English with. Georgian schools are very different from American schools. Like any school system, there are pros and cons. Pros  However, one of the things that I really liked about Georgian schools is that students learn foreign languages earlier than … Continue reading Teaching 101

Hostels I’ve stayed in!

This is a list of hostels I’ve stayed at in no particular other along with a brief review of each one. Websites such as hostelworld.com, hostels.com, and hihostels.com are great resources to book your next stay at a hostel. If you’ve never stayed at a hostel, I thoroughly recommend you to give it a try. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised. All prices listed … Continue reading Hostels I’ve stayed in!

Training, Training and more Training

 Pre-Service Training When I along with 5 other volunteers (hereby referred to as my cluster, arrived in Kvishkheti, I was greeted by my host mother Marina and her daughter Lela. My host family also consisted of my host father Junberi. There were also two sons but they didn’t live at home, Shalva and Andrew. For the next 3 months, this would be my family.The house … Continue reading Training, Training and more Training