Monthly Archives: October 2010

Training Highlights

As we finally reach swear in and become real volunteers, I think it’s important to look back at these first 12 weeks in country and note the high points. The Hot Springs As trainees we were on a veeeeery short … Continue reading

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Counterparts, Site Visit, Freak Out

The last week has been a whirlwind of activity. Shortly after finding out our sites we found ourselves standing awkwardly around the Peace Corps Office courtyard waiting for our counterparts (host country nationals that are part colleague, part mentor). The … Continue reading

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The Big News

Yesterday was the big day. The one we had all been waiting for. It was the day the Program Directors finally stopped playing games and told us our sites – the places we will be calling home for the next … Continue reading

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The Three Goals and Me, Part I

I realize that while I keep mentioning “training” and my future “work” as a volunteer, I haven’t been entirely clear on what any of that actually means or entails. There is a very good reason for this: I am still … Continue reading

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The Chucho Gallery

I’m telling you, they are everywhere. And I want to adopt most of them.

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“Fijese Que…”

“Fijese que” is a great term – as long as it’s not being said to you. Why? Because it’s the equivalent of “Well, you see…”. It is almost always followed up with some kind of excuse or bad news. Do … Continue reading

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