I’ve seen the tag #TravelTuesday on Instagram where people post current or past photos of travels they’ve done. I always enjoy looking at people’s pictures, especially those related to travel. I thought I’d do a series of Travel Tuesday posts while I’m serving in Morocco to highlight travels I do around the country (and outside the country as well). I don’t plan to post any of my named posts on a weekly regular basis as that will be a little overwhelming, but they will be as regular as possible.
I’m starting off my Travel Tuesday series with my trip to Vanuatu in December, 2014. Why Vanuatu? Because that’s where my good friend Lynda Mae served from January ’14 to February ’16. I had the great pleasure of staying with her for a week and experiencing what life was like for a Peace Corps Volunteer in the South Pacific. I wrote a post about my experience which you can read here.
I had been following Lynda Mae’s progress through her blog and Facebook posts and was very curious about what true purpose the Peace Corps served. The island Lynda Mae served on did not have electricity or running water and while I was only there a week I figured that I could handle life as a PCV.
I spent the next several months doing research, looking at different job openings, reading other blogs and chatting with Lynda Mae (via FB Messenger in the middle of the night!). It is safe to say that it was Lynda Mae’s experience that helped me make the decision to take this big step. She has been a great resource and mentor for me through the application and waiting process and now provides me with protips to help me survive.
Vanuatu was one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I’ve ever been. The people were amazingly kind and generous and made me feel very welcome. Here are a few of my favorite pics from the island.