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Medical Care in the Peace Corps

So last weekend I went Bangkok to go see the dentist for what I thought would be a root canal, instead it turned out to be a tooth extraction when it turned out that the fracture went too deep to save the tooth. 744 more words

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Top 10 Things I Never Thought I Would Become Accustomed To...

Well folks, we are to the final challenge of the 2016 blogging abroad challenge, #12.

I going to say up front that some of the things I am about to admit might invoke some judgement, life here is different, I am different. 141 more words

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Back Again

I am back in Africa. We touched down yesterday, our plane rolling past the airport sign: “Welcome to warm and sunny Zambia”

Zambia is warm and sunny in a day-at-the-park kind of way. 439 more words

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20 Questions with Cameroonian 5th Graders

This blog post was fueled by you, the readers. I posed the question “Which questions would you like to ask 10 year old Cameroonians?” You all gave enthusiastic responses. 1,016 more words


Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots, Shots

Next step on my Peace Corps journey: gaining medical clearance.

Before one can embark upon their Peace Corps service, they have to be medically cleared by a third-party company that works with Peace Corps to make sure that potential volunteers are physically and mentally healthy enough to serve the full 27-months without major issue. 963 more words


Book Day! Its been in the planning for weeks and Friday 50 principals were invited to Chuuk DOE to pick out 100 books to take back to their school. 748 more words

I never thought I would....my new normal is.

This is the final challenge for #bloggingabroad and I have really been trying to think this one though.  So my new normal is seeing men and boys running around in their boxers.   526 more words

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