The One about Death 

One of the greatest misconceptions about Peace Corps is that it is for the adventurous backpacker type who wants to travel around a new country for two years. Yes we do get two vacation days a month, but this stereotype couldn´t be further from the truth. Peace Corps is about moving to a new country and successfully integrating into a new community by living there. Actually living there. Finding friends, working, grocery shopping, celebrating birthdays, weddings, town fiestas and even funerals. Death is a part of life no matter where you live in the world, and during my time in Peru I have attended numerous funerals.