Friday, September 02, 2011 has moved!

My blog was hacked a few weeks ago, but is now up and running again at its new domain:
...where the tales from Ishtar's Ark and life & work in West Africa continue.
Come and join the fun!
Warm greetings,

Friday, August 05, 2011

Back from the bush

I'm back from Tanout again and I had an awesome time... I love the day after we've wrapped up work and we go for a tour in the Eden village... I love the people, the setting, the ambiance, the warmth - everything... And for every day I spend in Edenland, I love it even more.. It's a world apart from everything I know and I find myself not wanting to leave...

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Skywatching with Black Kites!

I just came back from two days at the field station and it was amazing... After we finished work on Wednesday, a coworker and I went for an afternoon stroll to the nearby lake. There were hundreds of black kites in the fields, in the trees, and in the sky.... It was beautiful and I enjoyed every moment of it!

For other skies around the world, visit Skywatch!

Note: for those of you wondering why I am posting from my blogger account, my ordinary blog was hacked this past weekend and I am still sorting through the mess. In the meantime, I have switched to blogger as there are too many beautiful things happening right now and life won't wait!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Heading back to Tanout

Hi all! I am going back to Tanout this afternoon and I've been looking forward to it ever since I came back on Thursday. Hope to be spending one day and two nights!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Swimming in Rainy Season Greens

Because my blog was hacked last night, I am posting at my old blog while I work to sort through the mess. In either case, life in Niger goes on and time won't wait to show off the current rainy season beauty that we are enjoying right now!
 To see other corners of the world, click here!

My blog has been hacked!

After having blogged at for more than three years, I woke up this morning to find that someone had successfully hacked into my blog and deleted it. Just like that.

During the same night, my sister's blog was also targeted and has also been brought down.

Meanwhile, I will keep posting here, at my previous spot where I first discovered the joy of blogging.

Warm greetings,
Esther Garvi

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ishtar News has moved!

After blogging for two seasons, I have decided to set up a blog in my own name. For the continuation of Ishtar News, click here.

See you soon!

Esther aka Ishtar

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Just a picture

My mother and I, a little less than a year ago.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

From one world to another

Thanks guys for all your support! It means a lot.

The journey went well. I am tired, but have landed in Sweden this morning.

A lot of things (and feelings) have been going through my mind lately, but through it all, I feel joy, peace and happiness. Someone promised me nearly two years ago that if I came to him, he would carry me, day by day. And he has. Day by day.

I am spending the day with my dad and I feel blessed.
Will write more later.


Friday, February 22, 2008

In heaven

My dad called me at 5 am this morning to tell me that my mother had left us. I don't know what to say right now, more than that my intellect and my soul are not in unison.

I will be leaving for Sweden on Monday.