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K Faber
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Shelves Full of American Goodness
Old mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to fetch her poor dog a bone. But when she got there,  the cupboard was bare... Well not in the Faber household! Due to limited food choices and high food costs here in Liberia, we are allowed a consumables shipment c...
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Plants, Boundaries, and Squatters
I'm trying to wrap my mind around some of the mindsets here in Liberia. Life is looked at differently and what may seem completely non-understandable and outrageous makes perfect sense to people here. One of those issues is boundaries. For example, this mor...
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May Your Enemies be Scattered
It's not often that I find myself wandering through the book of Numbers. It's a lot of counting and long, unpronounceable names. There's instruction and laws and disappointment and wandering. It's not where I turn when I need some encouragement or something...
May Your Enemies be Scattered
May Your Enemies be Scattered
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A Wallet Full of Cash
Every time we move to a new country we have to get used to new money and new exchange rates. It's a bit of a challenge at first, but after awhile you sort of know that something priced 30NT in Taiwan was only $1.00. Liberia has simplified things and made th...
A Wallet Full of Cash
A Wallet Full of Cash
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The New Joy of Cooking
The other day I decided to make some poppyseed bread, my first baking attempt here in Monrovia. I started sending the kids pictures of the things I was running into but it became beyond comical by the time the bread was in the oven. All's well that ends wel...
The New Joy of Cooking
The New Joy of Cooking
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Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven Different than the red, square temples we were accustomed to in Taipei, the Temple of Heaven is round with blue and green detail.   The layout of the buildings throughout the grounds symbolize the relationship between earth and heaven. The ...
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Temple of Heaven
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Central Beijing
 Jingshan Park Adjacent to the Forbidden City, a hike up the central hill in Jingshan Park provided us with stunning views of the Forbidden city. Fortunately the pollution wasn't too bad the morning we visited. Throughout the day, we watched the smog roll i...
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Central Beijing
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Our Little Beijing Neighborhood
Hutong A hutong is simply a narrow street or alley. Beijing used to be divided into different neighborhoods consisting of hutongs. Most have been torn down, replace with tall apartment buildings. But there are a few left and we were able to stay in one duri...
Our Little Beijing Neighborhood
Our Little Beijing Neighborhood
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Little Adjustments to be Made
The conveniences in life have pretty much remained the same for me most places I go. I may have dealt with one or two of these things before but never all at once. We don't think about all the little things that we have in America that make life just a touc...
Little Adjustments to be Made
Little Adjustments to be Made
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First Glimpses of Africa
The journey from Grand Rapids to Monrovia was a long one. Grand Rapids - New York - Brussels - Amsterdam - Freetown - and finally, Monrovia. I read books and binge watched movies on the Europe to Africa section. When I was tired of it all I tuned into the f...
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