Category Archives: Peace Corps

10 (Unorthodox) Travel Tips From My First Vacation Abroad

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What Is It That I Do All Day?

They always tell us that Peace Corps is a 24/7 job, that we are always on duty as Volunteers and Americans. I’ve blogged and posted a lot about cultural differences, learning the language, Albanian friends I’ve made, traveling, and how … Continue reading

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Balkans

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
When it comes to traveling in Albania, it’s wise to abandon all preconceived notions about safety, reliability, and punctuality. Getting from pikë A to pikë B here can be stressful from a foreign perspective, but it’s…

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Press, Progress, and Pogradec

Press, Progress, and Pogradec.

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Football Season Opener, Wedding Season Closer

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Last Saturday, instead of watching football, I went to a wedding. Two well-known facts about me: 1) I love sports. 2) I dread going weddings. So this decision was very out-of-character, but part of joining…

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The Albanian Workplace

Every Peace Corps Volunteer signs a dotted line on their application acknowledging the fact that service is challenging both physically and mentally. I was well aware that Peace Corps service would be difficult before I arrived in Elbasan for orientation. … Continue reading

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Try A Little Harder: An Expat’s Plea

Originally posted on WildKat Formation:
If you’ve never been in a situation where everyone around you speaks a different language, where the man at the post office is talking at rapid-fire speed and you can’t understand a thing, where you…

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