When I dreamed about one day becoming a Peace Corps volunteer, I loved reading blogs by PCVs from around the world. They weren’t always pretty or perfectly well written, but they were real.
Even though I’m now nearing the end of my service, I still love to read other PCV’s blogs. Sure, sometimes I get severe service envy (“He/she’s in the jungle/desert/mountains/tundra… that is SO COOL!”) but it still reminds me how amazingly diverse the world and her people. They remind me how beautiful and meaningful this experience is. They remind me that we are all simply human and doing the best we can.
So I want to share some of my favorite, non-PC/Ethiopia blogs. Happy reading!
In the Land of Dragons (PC/Indonesia)
This blog wins coolest name award. I didn’t find this one until more recently, but the first lines of her last post had me hooked and I read the entire thing over the course of several hours over my airstick modem.
And so the time has come: the end of Peace Corps, or more appropriately, the beginning of something new. My heart is so full it feels like it could burst.
Quinn in Morocco (PC/Morocco)
Beautiful photos, beautifully written and beautifully laid out. A wonderful insight into a PCVs life in Morocco.
Kosovar Chronicle (PC/Kosovo)
A PCV who was originally going to Azerbajin but her group was cancelled days before leaving. She was rerouted to be in the first group of PCVs serving in Kosovo. So cool!
My Namibian Odessy (PC/Namibia)
The person who first inspired me to join the Peace Corps served in Namibia in the 90s and I’ve been (not-so-)secretly fascinated with it ever since.
Adventures in Lesotho (PC/Lesotho)
An old one (hasn’t been updated since 2012) but still a great look at Lesotho. Live, Love, Lesotho is a more recent look at PC/Lesotho.
Mapping Words (PC/Columbia)
Unfortunately I don’t read much about Central and South American PCVs, but they’re cool people too. Serving in Colombia always sounded so fascinating to me, and this is a good blog that chronicles PCV life (no matter the country of service).