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St. George Slays a Dragon
John Rude Ethiopia 1962–1964 In 1964, when it came time to return to the U.S. from Ethiopia, I felt that at least one souvenir should...
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Kavango Art Baskets
Alice Impraim Namibia 2011–2013 My eyes floated towards the display of baskets on the table during my walk through at the Rundu open...
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Furnished in Ethiopia
Courtney Arnold Ethiopia 1964–1966 We entered our mountain town in oromiya one evening as part of Peace Corps’ third wave of 300...
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A Simple Tool
Paul Jurmo The Gambia 1976–79 When I came home, she was there – waiting for me. If I let her, she would nibble on my ...
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Rice & Diversity
Teena Curry Madagascar 2010–2013 Has this ever happened to you? You upload a photo or description of a special moment to Facebook...
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Independence Day
Marla Bush Chad 1968–1970 I was probably one of the few Peace Corps Volunteers who ever requested Chad, not knowing it was...
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Asia

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EASTERN EUROPE AND
CENTRAL ASIA

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LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

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Bolivia’s Cholitas
Diane Hibino Bolivia 1967–1970 PC Staff Bolivia 1991–1996 The Aymara women came down from the cool highlands of the Altiplano of Bolivia. They came because... ...
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Bargaining in Ayacucho
Evelyn Kohl LaTorre Peru 1964–1966 Two months before the end of our Peace Corps assignment in Abancay, Peru, my roommate Marie and...
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Ruana Colombiana
Kay Dixon Colombia 1962–1964 When President Kennedy asked, “What can you do for your country?” I wrote a letter volunteering for...
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NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

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PACIFIC ISLANDS

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