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K21 COS Conference

On, March 25-27 my group of K21’s had our Close of Service (COS) Conference.

Besides going over all the paperwork, medical checks, and all the documents we have to write before we leave, we got to think about our service; our failures and accomplishments. 727 more words

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Ratchaburi: An Introduction

So where is Rachaburi exactly? Ratchaburi province (jangwat) is west of Bangkok located in the central/west portion of Thailand, to the west it borders Myanmar (Burma). 191 more words

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5 Reactions, 5 Responses

Its been about a month since I got the official email from Peace Corps. In the past couple of weeks I have begun to tell people other than my immediate family and close friends. 172 more words

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Laverne and Shirley take Macedonia

“When I leave Macedonia, I’m going to be one giant carb.”

So, one of the big Peace Corps goals (the third one actually) is cultural exchange, specifically sharing our countries of service with America. 960 more words

A Visit to my Mentor's Site

This past week I went to visit my amazing mentor Bonna, who lives in a town called San Juan Nepomuceno. I got to see what life might be like in site, and what potential projects I could work on. 708 more words


Light Up Kids!

Hey, remember these?!

Remember how they suddenly vanished from every store and no matter how hard you searched or begged your mom there was no longer any way to get that sweet sugary fix into your mouth and lungs?! 320 more words

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Skills I'm Actually Learning

Here’s a little snapshot of what I’ve been learning the past few weeks. We have had lessons on dental health, sanitary living (proper trash/recyclying techniques), gardening (double-diggning, fence building, companion planting, composting), parasite prevention (hand-washing, the importance of wearing shoes), and lots and lots of guarani language. 645 more words