“Your dives will be 1.6 million rupiah” the secretary at Gecko Dive Center doesn’t bat an eyelash as she rattles off this jarring number. The mere suggestion of a million of anything is enough to make my stomach drop. That’s insane! ONE MILLION?! Of course, 1 USD is equivalent to about 14,000 IDR so in … Continue reading Indonesia: Diving in the Bali Sea
Indonesia is the largest island nation in the world with over 13,000 islands. This is just about +6,000 more than found in the Philippines. So no matter how much of Indonesia we could squeeze into our short trip, we would only see a handful of islands. To give you an overview of our travels, we … Continue reading Indonesia: Island Hopping in Komodo
The long awaited, the PCV daydream, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the close of service (COS) trip. PCVs spend the tougher days of service dreaming about the day PCV turns to RPCV and they finally get a little bit of cash to discover the region they’ve lived in for +2 … Continue reading THE Close of Service Trip
There are certain experiences we’ve all had as Peace Corps Volunteers serving in the Philippines. As I celebrate with my batch mates the closing of our two years of service, I wonder what sort of things we will forget about as we move on to the next chapter of our lives. What are those little … Continue reading 10 Things All Peace Corps Philippines Volunteers Know to be True
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