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America with New Eyes

“Mr David, what happened to the American Government?”

That’s what Victoria, one of the students in the English conversation class I taught while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova, asked me on Facebook last week. 688 more words

How to Spot a Peace Corps Volunteer

During a trip to Madagascar a few months ago, a man my fellow PCVs and I met on the plane told us that he could instantly spot a Peace Corps Volunteer no matter where he is in the world.  675 more words

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PCV with Pets- The Sad Truth

It pains me to write this post, but I must. Part of the reason I started this blog was to keep my friends and family in America updated on my life. 581 more words

Be Proud of Your Journey

Carly Allard, 129 YinD

Stories. Tales. Adventures. Journeys.
Each has a path in one direction or another.
And each is unique and special. As are we. 683 more words


Celebrating the New Year in Albania

Happy New Year, or as we say in Albania, gëzuar Vitin e Ri! Because religious celebrations were banned during communism, families in Albania gather together for nondenominational New Year’s parties instead. 966 more words

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Our rigid loyalty to the construct of manners

Something I have been struggling with lately is navigating Lao rules around politeness, and I feel like I’m coming to understand more and more that cultural rules around manners and rudeness are some of the most deeply ingrained constructs we have. 2,244 more words


Experiencing Loss Half a World Away

As I left for service I was under no disillusionment that if I chose to re-enter a life in the US that everything would be exactly the same as I had left it. 935 more words