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Watching a British show called "Living With the Amish" I discovered the Amish in the US have a more sophisticated way of washing clothes than I do.

Macedonia, The Republic of over 8 years ago     view →

A week ago my host dad threw a frying pan across the room and it hit me right in the forehead. He still hasn't apologized.

Morocco over 8 years ago     view →

Today, I bought chocolate spread from the local store. As i was spreading it on my bread, I noticed a weird chunk. It turned out to be a (dead) baby mouse. FMPCL.

Senegal over 8 years ago     view →

There's no McDonalds in Yerevan, and the Pizza Hut leaves much to be desired :(

Armenia over 8 years ago     view →

My mom is having a legit mental breakdown and running a 28yr marriage into the ground, but refuses to come home to save herself or her relationship or her family. Apparently the PC frowns on visits home so dirty stranger orphans win over us. Yay PC!!

Moldova about 6 years ago     view →

Being swarmed by 200+ flies in the only outhouse available because it is unseemly for women to squat in the forest to pee but okay for men to pee anywhere.

Mongolia over 8 years ago     view →

Yesterday I had an appt with my PCMO for a pap. After not lubing the speculum (ouch), he took a cell sample, put it under the microscope and excitedly proclaimed, "I feel like I'm scuba diving!" All while I'm holding in my latest case of the runs. FMPCL

Ukraine over 8 years ago     view →

remember those nights you thought everyone was asleep during clandestine love-making. I was awake. The other 50 pcvs were probably awake too. Nice moves.

Ukraine over 8 years ago     view →

A man tried to sexually assault me. I told locals and their response was ¨Your way of dressing provoked him.¨ I look at myself and I´m wearing a long skirt, long sleeve shirt and a foulard!!

Cameroon almost 7 years ago     view →

Walking down a busy street in the capital, guy comes up behind us, throws poop all over our backs/backpacks, he + three other people attempt to rob of us of our poop-covered stuff. Luckily nothing was stolen but we smelled like poop the rest of the day.

Ecuador over 8 years ago     view →


Like all PCVs I knew I had given up underwear as it only caused heat rash. Walking back from the well. Bucket of water on my head. Traditional wrap skirt unwraps and falls to my knees in front of 40 kids.

Niger over 8 years ago     view →

i was in ecuador and i met a pinchos seller, she told me she wanted to hook up with me on streets in english, i dont know why, she seemed drunk, and holded my hand hard and put it on her pussy, and i ran away from there, i dont know why but i smelled my f

Ecuador almost 8 years ago     view →

After explaining several times that calling someone fat is an insult in the U.S. the director of the secondary school yet again told me today 'you are fattening up quite nicely.' He's going to give me an eating disorder...or an ulcer.

Peru over 8 years ago     view →

I went to go grab some Bissap (juice) from my local shop and the freezer starts electrocuting me. I fall face first and get covered in various juices and break the freezer. FMPCL!

Burkina Faso over 8 years ago     view →

Got lost on the Ho Chi Min trail. When I tried to radio for help all I got was static. Later that day we were informed Peace Corps offices in Phnom Penh had been over taken by charlies. FMPCL - Ray Barnhill RPCV Cambodia 69-71

Cambodia over 8 years ago     view →

Showed up to a friend's wedding with about ten cigarette burns on each palm, gave the limpest handshakes of my life.

Armenia over 8 years ago     view →

I've been waking up at night because my air conditioner is too powerful. It's draining my usual 10 hours of sleep per night.

China over 8 years ago     view →

We're on a 10 hour bus ride in sub-Saharan Africa. OPEN.THE.WINDOWS.

Ethiopia about 8 years ago     view →

The CD, SSO, RM and PCMO met with me after I wrote about a really scary host fam incident in my VRF. PC still won’t give a transfer, or promise not to use the host family again. The CD asked me not to show my face in the PC office for any reason.

Philippines over 8 years ago     view →

I said "bu yao la jiao" (I don't want chili pepper) when I ordered my dinner. When it came, I picked 137 chili peppers out of it.

China over 8 years ago     view →


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