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Today I found out that after my site visit the mayor and the police officer "wrote documents" to have me deported. That was last July and all this time I have been convincing myself I am just paranoid about people not liking me in the village... FMPL

Moldova over 8 years ago     view →

I got crabs from the bed linens at COS conference. And then, after shearing, and waiting for my bed sheets to dry, I developed a sinus infection from sleeping under a down blanket. Worst souvenir ever. FMPCL.

Armenia over 8 years ago     view →

It took two years in the Corps to figure out that I was a homosexual. FMPCL

Armenia over 8 years ago     view →

The first time going to site Peace Corps sent me on a 7 hour, overnight cargo ship. I got to my island at 4am and no one was awake. It was dark, I was soaking wet from the 10 minute dingy ride to shore and I had no idea where my house was. FMPCL

Vanuatu almost 8 years ago     view →

I'm Asian. At some point on any trip, a pack of random people will surround me and try to get into my backpack, repeating in Russian, "What are you selling, chink?!" Wish I was selling some magical anti-racism powder. But no one would want to buy that.

Azerbaijan over 8 years ago     view →

Celibacy is my best option.

Swaziland over 6 years ago     view →

One of the rats that lives in my ceiling peed on my face while I was sleeping.

Benin over 8 years ago     view →

I haven’t pooped in a week. I live and eat with a Ukrainian family, so I know it’s going in but it WILL NOT COME OUT. This has been a regular (or irregular, as it were) problem for so long that I’m actually considering self medicating with the tap water.

Ukraine over 8 years ago     view →

My host mom asked me to come with her to run an errand, not telling me where we were going. Turns out we went to embalm a corpse at a neighbor's house. I still smell like formaldehyde.

Ecuador over 8 years ago     view →

today i told the dr. in my health clinic he needs to provide monetary incentives if he wants me to behave like a fucking paid employee

Paraguay over 8 years ago     view →


As an insecure and relatively overweight female, I've always found comfort in fresh baked cookies and passive-aggressive comments on anonymous websites. I'm sorry for passing judgement on other people's experiences. FMPCL.

Philippines over 8 years ago     view →

Had a strep infection on my face that made my cheek swell to massive proportions. Got 4 excruciating shots a day for a week. Was told by PCMO "Don't worry, it won't scar much, and not all men care so much about physical beauty in women"

Niger over 8 years ago     view →

So much for RPCV looking good on a resume. I COSed and have been unemployed since (8 Months). FMPCL.

Ethiopia over 8 years ago     view →

Today, during my last week of school, I sat and listened to my school director demand that I take her to America with me. When I said I can't she said I have a bad character and she is going to write me a bad review... FMPCL

Armenia over 8 years ago     view →

My friends think I am losing it because I call them at 3am asking about the going prices of broccoli. I have become the village and it is me.

Armenia over 8 years ago     view →

My 8 year old host brother asked me, "What does 'fuck you mean'" I replied that it is one of the more offensive things you can say to someone in English. He then turns to my host mom and says "Hey Mom... fuck you!" and runs off.

Paraguay over 8 years ago     view →

On vacation at Lake Tanganyika, had sex in shower stall. She wanted to be on top so I laid down. Floor was wet. It was piss. Finished anyway.

Zambia about 7 years ago     view →

had diarrhea and was vomiting at the same time. couldn't make it to the outhouse so ended up in the fetal position, on the ground, vomiting and pooped myself at the same time. hard to control both ends. low point in my service. FMPCL!

Kazakhstan over 8 years ago     view →

Been robbed twice in one month. I have nothing of value left to lose.

Kenya almost 8 years ago     view →

Spent most of my monthly pay for a vet from the capital to come to my village to spay my dog. Well, she chewed the stitches and her guts fell out of the wound. She survived, but should've just paid the local pig-spayer $5 to do it in the first place.

El Salvador over 8 years ago     view →


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