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F*** My Peace Corps Life.

Some days, all you can do is laugh.

     

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 14 days 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 about 1 month 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 3 months ago     view →


Woke up to find a mouse swimming in the pee in my chamber pot.

Cambodia 3 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago     view →


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