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New Zealand 2016: week 4

Iโ€™m posting daily photo collages on Instagram, which Iโ€™m linking here. I’m writing this at home, after a wonderful family Christmas at my brother’s. It’s a bit strange to have gone from enjoying summer in New Zealand to Christmas trees and presents in Switzerland – I almost got whiplash… ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, jetlag, but I managed […]

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Happy holidays!

Yesterday I returned home from an amazing four weeks in what still feels like my second home. The complete photo set is now up on Flickr (including some photos from the journey home), but today I just wanted to say “hi!” and wish all of you a wonderful holiday, in whatever form you celebrate – […]

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Aotearoa, here I come…

Aotearoa, here I come… Originally uploaded by Evamaria N All packed! Astounding how easy it was to fill that huge suitcase… ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jacmel pou lavi

“Jacmel for life”… that’s how it feels, at least. Haiti and Jacmel and the people I met there are still in my thoughts every day. I suspect they’ll be in my heart forever. Why am I mentioning this? Several of my fellow GVN volunteers will be going back to Port-au-Prince to join GrassRoots United, a […]

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Anniversary

Anniversary Originally uploaded by Evamaria N One year ago today the earthquake devasted Haiti, an already struggling nation. From October to December I had the privilege of working in volunteer projects run by the Global Volunteer Network GVN, which was an amazing and life-altering experience, as you all know. My brother works for a regional […]

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My Haiti blog as pdf

Following my dad’s suggestion I turned my Haiti blog into a booklet of sorts – he’s not that comfortable reading on the screen, so he wanted something printable. I even added some pics to break up the text. ๐Ÿ™‚ Download: pdf, 1.2mb

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Merry Christmas!

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The countdown clock is ticking…

[Deutsch unten] Yesterday my successor started at work, so I’ll be showing her the ropes and make sure I leave my first proper job (which I lasted almost two years in, unexpectedly) in better shape than I found it… which shouldn’t be too hard, considering I started from scratch. ๐Ÿ™‚ In addition to this I’m […]

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Not even two months to go…

[Deutscher Text unten] Except for immunisations (which my health insurance should mostly cover) and travel insurance most of the big budget posts have been paid for by now, although I’m sure I’ll keep thinking of stuff I have to buy (like a battery-operated fan and similar things to make my life in Haiti easier). But […]

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Setting the date

Haiti has suddenly become much more real – I received the confirmation email from Global Volunteer Network that my placement will begin on October 15, 2010. Oh boy… I would like to congratulate you on confirming your place in the Haiti Volunteer Program for 1 month starting 15th October 2010. You may now go ahead […]

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