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I live with a Muslim family. Instead of toilet paper, they use their hand to 'clean' themselves... and there is NO soap to be found in the bathroom.

Macedonia, The Republic of over 8 years ago     view →

My 3D movie has too many white people in it. FMPCL

Zambia about 7 years ago     view →

Falling in love with a newbie, just as I COS. FMPCL

Morocco almost 8 years ago     view →

Found out my host grandma had been sharing my toothbrush with me for the past few months... she uses it to brush her teeth, among other things...

Georgia over 8 years ago     view →

18 mice killed in my room to date, 1 personally killed by my host mother with a broom, 2 different nights- mice crawling across me, number of nights without sleep- countless… this is fall and spring in my village.

Ukraine about 8 years ago     view →

I live 30 minutes from the beach. FMPCL.

Ecuador over 8 years ago     view →

On a bush taxi from my village to the capital, had a man "fall asleep" next to me, only to realize he wasn't asleep he was dead.

Niger over 8 years ago     view →

I was riding in an overcrowded taxi sitting next to an open window in the rain. When the rain stopped, water was still trickling down onto me. Fellow passengers soon informed me that a live goat was strapped to the roof and peeing on me. fmpcl

Benin over 8 years ago     view →

Went to make pancakes, weevils in the flour, slightly-formed fetus in the chicken egg, ants in the syrup. Closed my eyes and ate it anyway.

Sierra Leone over 8 years ago     view →

If you scream at me louder I will suddenly understand the foreign language you are speaking to me while I try to explain in your native language that I do not speak Russian or Turkish but only YOUR language, Georgian.

Georgia over 8 years ago     view →


The local fishmarket has sold out of yellowfin tuna before I arrived EVERY day this week. No tuna tartar for me. FMPCL.

Cape Verde over 8 years ago     view →

All the guys spend their time at the tourist spots banging backpacker chicks and drinking free drinks from american tourists. The girls deal with threats of rape on a daily basis. Peace Corps Admin. could care less.

Belize over 5 years ago     view →

It only took me 3 years after I finished my service to realize I completely wasted my life in PC.

Armenia over 7 years ago     view →

I have been blockaded into my site for 8 days today by well-armed political protesters. No phone. Been emailing PC. Today was the first time they have responded. I told them about the guy I sat with after he got shot. They said not to worry about it.

Peru over 8 years ago     view →

Holding my very sick puppy because he's too weak to walk, desperately asking anyone who passes by in the local language where I can get worm medication to treat him through my tears, only to be laughed at because how's that white girl speaking Chitonga?!

Malawi over 8 years ago     view →

My host fam and I return to face their 5 yr old son playing with my charged vibrator. My unzipped suitcase had become a rich target. I am mortified beyond belief as my host father takes it and hands it back to me. Still dealing with the horror n fallout

Uganda almost 8 years ago     view →

My local Baskin Robbins has only 30 flavors! WTF!

Armenia over 8 years ago     view →

My nasal passages are blocked up with valium and the floor is covered in broken glass and blood. CD is visiting my site in an hour!

Armenia over 8 years ago     view →

PC Cambodia 69-71 we didn't have cookies! Let me tell you something sweet heart, I don't think your fat ass would have made it in the bush. One fuck up and charlie would have sent you back home in a body bag. With warm regards, Ray Barnhill

Cambodia over 8 years ago     view →

On the same day I found out I have inactive TB, I got shit on by a pigeon inside the train station. FMPCL.

Ukraine over 8 years ago     view →


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