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F*** My Peace Corps Life.

Some days, all you can do is laugh.

     

I recently discovered a website with so many privileged whiners it made me question how proud I am to be a PCV.

Uganda 7 days 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 10 days 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 19 days 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 20 days 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 22 days ago     view →


RPCV Malawi 1992. Got a well check from PCMO. Fast forward 2015; optometrists office. First pair of prescription glasses. Ever. Doctor decides to CT scan my eyes. Epi retinal membrane discovered. Etiology: trauma. Surgery needed. When was the trauma?

Malawi 22 days ago     view →


RPCV Malawi 1992 here. Going native in my American village.

Malawi 22 days ago     view →


They tell me I've had PTSD for the past year from a traumatic event when I first got to site. 1 more year to go.

Mozambique 24 days ago     view →


sick and starving for the past 2.5 months without a way to call for help. Ignored by my site mates and PCMO who seem to think i'm still just figuring it out.

Mozambique 24 days ago     view →


Fell in love for the first time the night before returning to finish my second year of service. FMPL

Mozambique 24 days ago     view →


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