A Day in the life of PCV Adrienne

Peace Corps Volunteer making aji using the batan

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings. Meet Adrienne, a fellow Peace Corps Peru 23 business volunteer who spent her two years of service in the cute coastal town of Moche. Her resume includes expert listener, sturdy shoulder to cry on, and delicious brownie baker… as well as IBM consultant, super volunteer and future Peace Corps director. Basically I would not have made it the whole two years without her support!

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.

Wedding Bells Part One: Sierra Edition

Bride, Groom, Cake, Dancing, Family and Friends. All over the world marriages are celebrated everyday, and Peru is no different! During my six months in site I have been invited to two weddings; one in a big city on the coast and the other in the small sierra town where I live. The first wedding…

Holidays in Peru!

The past few months have been full of holidays and although I missed my family and friends a lot, it was fun to celebrate with new friends and family in Peru. Halloween: In the sierra Halloween is not really celebrated, instead they celebrate the day of the dead on the 1st and 2nd of November….

Treat Yo Self

Training is a full time gig and with classes from 8am-5pm every weekday and some cultural activities on weekends it’s nice to get out of our bubble every now and then. Peace Corps is a 24/7 job, especially in site when your whole community knows everything you’re doing. Our bosses understand that, so we get…