As the Christmas and holiday season come upon us, I thought I'd post some of the things that make me happiest here in Mali. Not pictured are the other Peace Corps volunteers with whom I've spent countless hours processing my experiences here, my lovely family and friends who've sent emails, letters and treats making me feel special, Skype, the list goes on.
Christine is a surefire way to brighten any day
I pass these two (and many other) trees on my bike ride into San each week and whenever I see them I think they look like two friends laughing together.
My cat, Caya, had kittens. While I'm not wild about having all the cats in my bed, they can be pretty cute.