Casa Cielo, Fishin, and a Sunset

Dec 15th, 2013 David Berger 4 min read

There’s nothing quite like the quiet, still mornings you have when your body is adjusting to a whole new climate and atmosphere. The Jet lagged wake up call at 3am, and the still silence that you’ve been missing for the last week which permeates everything. It’s a great feeling, and I hadn’t realized just how much I’d been missing it until we arrived in Casa…

Headed to Colorado, the Drive to Cortez

Dec 13th, 2013 David Berger 4 min read

Howdy folks! It’s been a few days since I had a chance to write, and by a few days I guess I mean weeks! Wow, time has really been flying. It’s been a crazy adjustment period as I’ve begun settling into my duties as PCVL and have started learning about Southern Province and Zambia. We’ll catch up to date in the next few days, but…

On the road, our daytrip to Sedona:

Nov 21st, 2013 David Berger 4 min read

It was a bright early morning, the sun just beginning to lighten the horizon. We’d already packed up the truck, and were just putting the finishing touches on everything as we gathered our gear and headed out into the dawn. It had been three days, back in the luxury and comforts of home and the first world, I was still shocked by how quickly my…

Visiting Home – the first three days

Nov 8th, 2013 David Berger 2 min read

It’d been one heck of a flight, 38 hours of travel across nine time zones. I’d flown from Lusaka, to Johannesburg, connected to a Delta flight and made the 16 and a half hour trek across the Atlantic ocean to Atlanta, boarded another connection and popped over to Denver, and then I was on my way to glorious little Prescott. I was exhausted, my body…

First night home

Oct 16th, 2013 David Berger 1 min read

It’s a beautiful, enchanting evening in our back yard. I’m home for the first time in two and a half years. It’s been an amazing journey, an adventure that I’ll never forget. Two years, millions of memories, and overwhelming series of moments etched in time. Here I sit, nestled into a big yard chair as the sun settles down over the horizon, and darkness sweeps…

On the way south, down to Lusaka

Jul 29th, 2013 David Berger 2 min read

we were on the road again, the day had slipped by and it was already 14:00. We were dreading the ride, but we loaded up our gear and headed over to the bus station. There were three of us, and we were ready for our adventure. The 15:00 bus pulled in around 16:30, and we knew it was going to be an adventure. We piled…

Leaving my village for the last time

Jul 18th, 2013 David Berger 7 min read

I left you in my last blog, sitting on my stoop, enjoying a dinner of pasta and staring up at the familiar and yet startling different night sky of the southern hemisphere. I was in a period of transition, engrossed in the beauty, peace, and sense of irreplaceable place that I’d developed in Chisunka. My hut, my community – and that’s what was so important….

The end of April and Posting

May 31st, 2013 David Berger 3 min read

Alright! I hope everyone’s doing well. I’m feeling pretty good about how things are going. I’m sitting in an open office, listening to the sounds of rural life slip and slide their way into a peri urban area – I’m in a conference room at the Chalimbana Farmers Training Institute, I’ve spent the last 8 hours of my day working on Technical sessions and putting…

Quick catchup! A little summary of whats to come this next week!

May 29th, 2013 David Berger 1 min read

Good morning folks! It’s been just over a month since I last posted an update – I was talking about EverQuest, and the monumental task of sorting out tangible and intangible results from my service, and how I’m subconsciously reacting to the nature of our work as Peace Corps Volunteers – the sustainable, human capacity building aspect which doesn’t necessarily fulfill the desire to leave…

Off to Lake Tang!

Mar 28th, 2013 David Berger 2 min read

Hello friends! I hope that you are all doing well! I’m pretty excited, and enjoying my time here in Zambia! It’s now coming up on the end of march, and I’ve got to say 2013 has been a fantastic year so far! It’s been a little while since I’ve had a chance to write, I’ve been occupied with village and work related projects, but I’ve…