Peace Corps Benin

a trip by Erika Kraus
From: June 27th 2005
Until: July 10th 2008

After graduation from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, I joined the United States Peace Corps in Benin, West Africa. I learned to speak French and participated in as many work and extra-curricular activities as possible during my three-year residence in Athieme, Benin. I loved it. It was hard, but I loved it.
Trip Length: 3 years
Blog Entries: 73
Photos: 270
Words: 67390

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
June 27th 2005 Holy Cow, only a Week Left! North America » United States » Kansas » Scranton
July 23rd 2005 Je suis la! Africa » Benin » South » Aplahoué
August 16th 2005 Ho Hum Africa » Benin » South » Aplahoué
August 16th 2005 Oh, Poop Africa » Benin » South » Aplahoué
August 29th 2005 Arent all matches "strike anywhere"? Africa » Benin » South » Aplahoué
September 16th 2005 UNO and Frisbee Africa » Benin » South » Aplahoué
September 22nd 2005 Yovo Africa » Benin » South » Aplahoué
September 22nd 2005 To the Cyber Cafe, and Beyond! Africa » Benin » South » Aplahoué
October 21st 2005 At Home in Athieme Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
October 21st 2005 Sundays Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
October 29th 2005 A Tour Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
November 4th 2005 Dare Me, I Dare You Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
November 22nd 2005 Jeans and Basketball Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
November 22nd 2005 Good Friends and Killer Hair Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
January 5th 2006 Good News Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
January 5th 2006 Monkey Corn and then Some... Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
January 5th 2006 Holidays Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
January 5th 2006 Animals Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
February 2nd 2006 The Power of Africa Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
February 2nd 2006 Home Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
February 2nd 2006 Mmm... Water Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
February 17th 2006 Maple-land Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 14th 2006 Ms. Kraus' Class Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 14th 2006 Re-locating my Bossy Toes Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 14th 2006 Cooking in Benin Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 14th 2006 Cooking in Benin, Take 2 Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 14th 2006 Men and Women Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 14th 2006 Update Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 14th 2006 Differences that aren't so Different Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 25th 2006 Life Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 25th 2006 This Trip to Cotonou Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 25th 2006 Business (or, I Found my Bossy-Toes) Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
May 9th 2006 Mayday Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
June 9th 2006 Strong Winds=Fast Closing Doors=Tailess Lizards Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
June 9th 2006 The Grapes (and Corn and Cake) of Wrath Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
August 2nd 2006 Pardon Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
August 18th 2006 Excerpts from June Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
August 18th 2006 Excerpts from June, Continued Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
August 18th 2006 Camp GLOW Africa » Benin » South » Porto-Novo
August 18th 2006 Concours: Villages Propres et Reboises Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
August 28th 2006 One Week in Another Part of the World Africa » Benin
September 29th 2006 Reading their Journals, by Greta Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
September 29th 2006 Reading their Journals, by Grandpa Africa
September 29th 2006 Le Petit Four, 16 Septembre, 2006 Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
October 24th 2006 The Worst Day Ever Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
October 24th 2006 Writer's Block Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
November 16th 2006 RESOLUTIONS Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
December 1st 2006 On a Bench Beneath a Terminalia Tree Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
January 15th 2007 How to Spend a Long Weekend in Cotonou Africa » Benin » South » Cotonou
January 15th 2007 Bonne Fete Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
January 15th 2007 Sharp Boogers, or Sharing the Love Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
February 20th 2007 Of the Near Future Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
February 24th 2007 What You Have Not Seen Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 30th 2007 Welcome to the Elements Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 30th 2007 On With Life Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
August 28th 2007 More Pictures Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
September 21st 2007 Kate and Tina Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
September 22nd 2007 Bike Ride Africa » Benin
September 22nd 2007 Dassa and Basketball Africa » Benin
September 22nd 2007 Life in General Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
September 26th 2007 The Mono River Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
September 26th 2007 A Field Trip Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
December 10th 2007 Soothsayer Chocolate Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
December 21st 2007 A Caterpillar Named Laisa Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
December 21st 2007 Hot Drinks at Nap Time Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
December 21st 2007 For a Change Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
January 5th 2008 For the Love of the Game Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
January 25th 2008 A Time for Feasting Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
January 25th 2008 Someday Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 8th 2008 International Women's Day Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 8th 2008 Elections Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
April 8th 2008 All Together Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
May 28th 2008 More Pictures Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé
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