Author Archives: Kim Schmahl

First Days in Liberia – the Start of PST 

After landing in Liberia, our group, LR-7, piled into a couple of buses and headed to Doe Palace in Kakata. Doe Palace is the Peace Corps training center, a compound with dorms, a dining hall, classrooms, a small medical building, … Continue reading

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Staging in Washington D.C. & Off to Liberia!

I made it to Liberia!  I’ve been here almost two weeks, I’m working on catching up on blog posts about everything here, but first I want to start from the beginning!  Armed with two checked bags each 50 pounds or … Continue reading

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A Day in Key West, Florida

During one of my last weeks before leaving for my Peace Corps service in Liberia, I took a trip down to Florida for some family time! Mom and I headed down to the Florida Keys for a couple of days. … Continue reading

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A New Adventure: I’m Joining the Peace Corps!

I’m excited to share my next new adventure – I’ve been accepted to the U.S. Peace Corps! After about 6 months of going through the application and then clearance process, it’s finally official, I will be volunteering in Liberia as … Continue reading

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Going Off the Trail in the Florida Everglades!

Back in December, I took a quick weekend trip to visit my mom in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Thanks to weather delays causing me to reschedule my flight twice and fly out of a different airport (sometimes I have the worst … Continue reading

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9 Things to Do in Bogota, Colombia!

On our recent trip to Colombia, we spent a day and a half in the country’s capital, Bogota! Here are our top 9 things to do while you’re there… Explore La Candelaria, Bogota’s old city! One of the highlights in … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: Photos from Colombia!

We started 2017 with our first trip to South America, spending 4 days in Colombia! We’re working on more posts from the trip, but couldn’t wait to share some of our pictures… We began in Bogota: After a day and … Continue reading

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Visiting the Other Islands of Venice, Italy: Murano, Burano & Torcello

The city of Venice, Italy is made up of many islands – over 100 of them! Most of the islands that make up the city are all connected by hundreds of bridges crossing canals and it’s so easy  to walk … Continue reading

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Visiting Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy

Our last stop on our two week Eurotrip this past spring was in Venice, Italy! We spent two and a half days there and knew that we had to see Piazza San Marco, one of the busiest squares in the … Continue reading

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More Washington DC: U.S. Capitol Building, the Library of Congress and the Bureau of Engraving

While we were in Washington DC over 4th of July weekend, we took a break from museums for a day to see a few other places – we visited the U.S. Capitol building, stopped by the Library of Congress and … Continue reading

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