survived training, endured so much bull shit, learned a very complicated language (well for the most part the basics) BUT was placed in a region dominated by the minorities that do not even speak the HCN language or practice the same culture .. really?
Georgia 3 months ago view →
After having a full twenty-five minute conversation on the train, understanding every single word, and responding appropriarely, the man I was talking to ended the conversation with: "This is my stop, also your Macedonian is really weak."
Macedonia, The Republic of 4 months ago view →
Celebrated my birthday by the river, best friend gets bit by a DONKEY...TWICE... not even a minute later, my boyfriend, another volunteer cuts his hand with a rusty axe while chopping wood. FMPCL
Ukraine 5 months ago view →
Woke up to find a mouse swimming in the pee in my chamber pot.
Cambodia 5 months ago view →
A handful of PCVs got drunk and stupid in the capital during IST and embassy staff saw them and told our CD. The whole cohort got a scolding for the actions of a few. FMPCL, and particularly PCVs who act like idiot teenagers.
Cambodia 8 months ago view →
I recently discovered a website with so many privileged whiners it made me question how proud I am to be a PCV.
Uganda 8 months ago view →
cooking dinner a torrential rain storm blew open my kitchen door drenched my cook stove, matches and fuel. oh, none of my food can be eaten raw.
Tanzania 8 months ago view →
On a 14hr long bus ride to the capitol and got shit on by a baby in the first hour. Stewing in diarrhea and its nit even my own this time. FMPCL
Zambia 8 months ago view →
SMS: "I'm in Windhoek." Translation: "When a Namibian travels to Windhoek he/she cannot call you, cannot email you, cannot do anything with you...and has a 3-word texting limit."
Namibia 9 months ago view →
RPCV Malawi 1992. Well person check at PCMO. Fast forward 2015. Optpmetrist visit stateside. Get my first pair of prescription glasses mid 40's. Discovered: epi retinal membrane tear. Etiology: trauma. Need surgery. Flashback to find the cause? Malawi?
Malawi 9 months ago view →
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