Title: Alex MacMillan (Namibia)

Status: Previous VSO

URL: http://notesfromnamibia-alexandlinda.blogspot.com/

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Epilogue - 02/Oct/2012 11:01 - 4257 days ago
So, what's happened since we got back?Well, Alex was offered a job at the Japanese Delegation to the OECD in Paris, as their Sen...
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Saying Goodbye - 01/Oct/2012 14:05 - 4258 days ago
The time had come to say goodbye. We'd wrapped up our projects and handed them over, arranged our leave and the flights wer...
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Kolmanskop - 01/Oct/2012 13:40 - 4258 days ago
The day that Alex finished his work, we packed the hire car and set off for our final trip to the South of Namibia. We were goin...
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Selling the car - 19/Aug/2012 18:47 - 4301 days ago
The time had come to sell Trooper. We were really sad about losing our car - we'd driven over 26,000km in it during the year, tr...
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Comic Sans - 19/Aug/2012 18:25 - 4301 days ago
Alex popped into the VSO office one day in August 2011 to get a refund on our electricity bill, when the programme manager calle...
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European Interlude - 30/Jul/2012 11:40 - 4321 days ago
When we first booked my flights back to Europe for two weeks, we thought that we might be in Namibia until October. Since t...
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Advocacy, Lobbying, and the Caregivers' Conference - 30/Jul/2012 10:38 - 4321 days ago
I'd always believed in the proportional representation system until it came to working with Namibian MP's, who say they owe thei...
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They Have That Heart and Caring for the Care Providers - 04/Jul/2012 14:00 - 4347 days ago
Since we completed the two rounds of research trips interviewing men involved in home-based care, we've been writing the subsequ...
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Advocacy on the Coast - 26/Jun/2012 10:45 - 4355 days ago
We recently spent a week in Walvis Bay, on the western coast of Namibia, training an action group from the Walvis Bay multi-purp...
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Anniversary and VSO Rundu event - 17/Jun/2012 15:07 - 4364 days ago
Since most of the volunteers had left in March, and there are no more VSO'ers coming to Namibia until VSO Namibia closes in Marc...
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Alex's Birthday Weekend - 17/Jun/2012 13:50 - 4364 days ago
It was Alex's 31st birthday on 2nd June and we decided we needed to celebrate: furthermore, it would be our 2nd wedding annivers...
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Windhoek Life - 30/May/2012 14:19 - 4382 days ago
There's a real advantage to being based in Windhoek. Although at times living in the capital can really get you down - security ...
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The Namib and the Naukluft - 29/May/2012 16:06 - 4383 days ago
At the beginning of May, Alex and I decided to have a weekend away hiking in the Naukluft mountains in the middle of the Namib d...
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Deep Waters - 29/May/2012 11:42 - 4383 days ago
"We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old and New Testament and is an integral part of the Gospel." So says&nb...
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Public opinion in Namibia - 27/May/2012 13:16 - 4385 days ago
It has taken me a few months to get the confidence to draft press releases on current affairs in Namibia, but recently the LAC's...
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Cape Town Birthday Trip - 24/Apr/2012 14:49 - 4418 days ago
Alex and I had booked our Easter weekend trip to Cape Town a few months ago, as my 30th birthday would fall on Easter Monday and...
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UNAM - 30/Mar/2012 14:53 - 4443 days ago
UNAM - the University of Namibia. Twenty eager faces watching. Lisianna, my Friendly Haven colleague, gave me the nod. I breath...
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VSO - 30/Mar/2012 14:11 - 4443 days ago
"What does VSO stand for?""I don't know""Voluntary Suffering Overseas""Good one... Voluntary Servitude Overseas""Very Small Outc...
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Research Round 2 - 22/Mar/2012 12:43 - 4451 days ago
Once we'd picked ourselves up from our manic Christmas trip, we realised January was well under way and it was time to hit the r...
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White Ghosts: Zimbabwe - 10/Mar/2012 11:06 - 4463 days ago
"Did you know what the woman was saying to me through the window? "The taxi driver asked us, as we sped through the streets of H...
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Malawi - 21/Jan/2012 10:30 - 4512 days ago
Perhaps it was coincidence that we were listening to Daddy Yankees' 'Gasolina' as we drove into the border post between Zambia a...
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Zambia (and a bit of Zim) - 20/Jan/2012 11:00 - 4513 days ago
The ferry from Botswana to ZambiaTrooper on the ferry - notice there's no ropes holding the car down, or a lip at the back to st...
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The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Botswana - 17/Jan/2012 06:10 - 4516 days ago
I'd never realised that the 'No.1 Ladies Detective Agency' was based in Botswana, until our first night when we realised how muc...
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Grootfontein and the Caregiver's Conference - 14/Jan/2012 08:29 - 4519 days ago
"Malelepo tete""Eeeeh""Nawa""Eeeeh""Malelepo meme""Eeeeh""Nawa""Eeeeh"The women erupted into claps and laughter. It had taken a...
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5 months in... - 13/Dec/2011 14:57 - 4551 days ago
Things I love about Namibia:The vast, amazing, various, gorgeous landscapesHiking and camping in the amazing open spaces of the ...
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Family holiday in Namibia - 08/Dec/2011 11:19 - 4556 days ago
Mum and Ruth arrived in a whirl of suitcases, Earl Grey tea (hurrah!) and the spare indicator stalk for our car that'd we'd orde...
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Keetmanshoop and Fish River Canyon - 14/Nov/2011 07:54 - 4580 days ago
A group of volunteers from Catholic AIDS Action in Keetmanshoop, who do Home-Based Care for the sick in their community. Most o...
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Community and Home Based Care - 02/Nov/2011 12:36 - 4592 days ago
We've been on the road a fair bit since Tsumeb - and here I was, thinking that I'd never get to travel with my placement. I'd p...
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Amani lodge - 31/Oct/2011 12:35 - 4594 days ago
The view from Amani Lodge, just outside WindhoekA few weeks ago, we decided to have some relaxation time and go and have a weeke...
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