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F*** My Peace Corps Life.

Some days, all you can do is laugh.


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 about 1 month ago     view →

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

Cambodia about 1 month 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months 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 4 months ago     view →

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

Malawi 4 months ago     view →

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