456Re: [N Tx Peace Corps] pros and cons
- Aug 25, 2005I served in Latvia, 1999-2001, in what some like to call the "Posh Corps." I
was in an urban site and had running water, electricity, heck, even a 24
hour grocery store around the corner! The post-soviet 'poshiness' of my site
didn't impede my happiness at all, but I'm not sure it added to it either. I
had a fantastic two years, as cheezy at it sounds, simply because of the
warm relationships I developed with my fun-loving, hard-working, kind, and
all around AMAZING host country colleagues and friends.
>From: "Ed Hromatka" <hromatka@...>
>To: "North Texas RPCVs" <North_Texas_Peace_Corps@yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: Re: [N Tx Peace Corps] pros and cons
>Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 20:59:53 -0500
>The level of fulfillment and satisfaction fairly frequently is in reverse
>proportion to amenities and standard of living. For example, in my
>experience and by my observations, PC volunteers who do not have
>electricity (or running water) in Ecuador tended to be more happy than
>those who did by a noticeable but not huge margin, etc.
>Other RPCVs: agree or disagree?
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