Category Archives: Volunteer Life Begins

Six Months

Today marks six months in country. And the thing I get asked more than anything else is, “So, how are you doing?” Which isn’t a weird or remotely surprising question at all. But there’s something about the way it’s asked, … Continue reading

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Moving

Site Visit – Late October “You only have to live with the host family for three months, right?” “Yes, then I want to live on my own.” “Okay, well we’ll help you when that time comes.” “Thanks!” Mid December “Don’t … Continue reading

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Recap

My posts in January didn’t reveal much about what I’ve been up to lately. So, in case you were curious, I’m going to update you in convenient bullet form. Meetings: The Women’s Office hired on a Técnica del Campo in … Continue reading

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Slight Change of Plans

Two weeks ago all of the Agriculture and Municipal Development volunteers received emails from the Peace Corps office informing us of a meeting at the end of the week. Viaticos (travel and per diem) would be paid. This was alarming … Continue reading

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Answers to Your Burning Questions: Round 4

Thanks to the lovely Jenn we’ve got another round of questions. And the ever popular food topic makes a mighty comeback. “Best alcoholic Guatemalan drink?” – Jenn Contrary to the popular belief of some friends, Guatemala is not Mexico and … Continue reading

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Answers to Your Burning Questions: Round 3

“What is your favorite word or phrase in Spanish?” – Tanya I studied Spanish in high school and then again in college and have always been amused by certain words. Rascacielos (skyscrapers) and sacapuntes (pencil sharpener) come to mind immediately … Continue reading

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Answers to Your Burning Questions: Round 2

“What is the most interesting thing you have eaten?” – Brad Kessler (Evans School classmate and current Peace Corps volunteer in Azerbaijan) Questions regarding what I eat are unending. The most common foods in Guatemala are beans, rice, and eggs … Continue reading

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