Indonesia: Diving in the Bali Sea

“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

10 Things All Peace Corps Philippines Volunteers Know to be True

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

Peace Corps: A job, a lifestyle, a journey growing in unexpected directions

Taking a glance back at my blog posts I’ve come to realize I don’t talk much about my actual job.  I do in fact, have a job here! My Job Description: I’m a CRM PCV in the MAO of an LGU.  I work on PCRAs, CRMPs, IECs, and sometimes SWM, with MFARMCs, BFARMCs, POs, 4Ps, … Continue reading Peace Corps: A job, a lifestyle, a journey growing in unexpected directions