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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 about 9 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 about 9 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 almost 9 years ago view →
Found out I should invest in a wash rag, since I didn't make it to the bathroom and ended up crapping on the floor.... And the only thing available to wipe it up with at the moment were my dirty socks. Also, need to invest in new socks.
Peru about 9 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 about 9 years ago view →
The taxi driver asked my older host brother how much did he pay for me.
Moldova about 9 years ago view →
I smiled at a 4 year-old child in the street today. He asked me for money and when I said “sorry, no money” in the local language, he kicked me in the shin and then threw his sandal at me--all while his parents watched, nodding in approval. FMPCL
Philippines about 9 years ago view →
I arrived at the garage early, and I claimed the front seat of a car. I was moved to the very back seat 2 hours later, because women aren't allowed to sit up front. FMPCL
Senegal about 9 years ago view →
Kept rocks at my bedroom window to throw at the 4am rooster call. Then i screened my windows to keep the mosquitoes out. Not sure which is worse...malaria or the rooster.
Malawi about 9 years ago view →
That awkward moment when the PCMO tells you that your apartment is causing you to develop asthma. Guess Im stayin' with the host fam!
China over 8 years ago view →
My first night with my host family, I got locked outside while taking a bucket shower and had to run around the entire neighborhood butt naked to get back inside the house.
Benin about 9 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 almost 9 years ago view →
We're on a 10 hour bus ride in sub-Saharan Africa. OPEN.THE.WINDOWS.
Ethiopia over 8 years ago view →
"Served in the Peace Corps with that other person posting from Armenia. FMPCL." Multiple volunteers have been posting from Armenia. Only a select few got to truly enjoy PC-AM. I'm guessing this was written by the snail or snaggletits. FMPCL.
Armenia about 9 years ago view →
Got food poisoning after eating forest mushrooms with host fam during training. Then they kicked me out cause they thought I threw up cause I was doing drugs. Then Training Director told me I had cultural blinders on.
Ukraine almost 9 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 about 9 years ago view →
I had a tarantula fall from my thatch roof onto my pillow that was so large that the thump woke me up. I opened my eyes to a large hairy monster 1 inch from my face...fmpcl.
Paraguay almost 9 years ago view →
A tornado hit outside of my village at the same time I had food poisoning. so I had to stay in an outhouse going between pooping and vomiting while the door blew open and rain poured in on me.
Georgia almost 9 years ago view →
at town party, my host mom got shitfaced and attacked a teenage girl before she passed out...i walked home alone and ended up sprinting to my house to get away from the two drunk guys following me. Got a text, someone was shot dead by their cousin.
Peru almost 9 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 about 9 years ago view →