Holes and Elections

I fell in a hole. These things happen here. There are lots of holes in the ground. My street just got a new brick sidewalk. It looks great but there are still holes.

Courtesy of my friend Corbin.

Luckily, I am okay.

I was approaching my house with some friends, they were walking ahead, and I could see our dog inside the gate and started to wave. Then all of a sudden I’m on the ground with a scraped knee and a bruised ego.

Falling in holes is a peace corps right of passage – one I went through last year when I fell into a drainage ditch.  A clumsy person accepts these things and moves on, Peace Corps is about resilience.

We were walking home from a post-dinner walk to the castle.  The typically peaceful walk to the castle was quite a different experience. The usual peaceful background from the castle also makes for a great backdrop for a political rally.

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Çdo dite (Every day)

Every volunteer’s experience is different. This is a mantra that we hear since day 1.  There are some universals that many of us experience but the day-to-day life of a volunteer largely depends on the volunteers site and the individual interests and personality of the volunteer.

Here is my typical day.

Aisel, my counterpart, and me working on a project at a workshop on project design and management hosted by Peace Corps

Hanging out with the five year old that lives in my house. She was very shy but has warmed up to me and taking selfies.

Hanging out with the five year old that lives in my house. She was very shy but has warmed up to me and taking selfies.

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