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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 over 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 over 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 about 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 over 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 over 9 years ago     view →

The taxi driver asked my older host brother how much did he pay for me.

Moldova over 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 over 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 over 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 over 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 almost 9 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 over 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 about 9 years ago     view →

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

Ethiopia almost 9 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 over 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 about 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 over 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 over 9 years ago     view →


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