Saturday, July 3, 2010

News from a friend - a new resource

I received a Facebook message from my friend, Alex Amorin, who is serving as a PCV with her husband, Lucas.  They are working in Vanuatu, an island in the New Hebrides of the South Pacific.  She had such a WEALTH of great information, including some food for thought regarding serving as a married couple.  They keep a blog at  It's referring to Antarctica because before they served in the Peace Corps, they lived and worked in Antarctica for 6 months.  Actually, FIRST they got married here in the US, worked in Antarctica (for an adventure) and saved lots of money.  Then they traveled around the world for 6 months before they went into the Peace Corps.

They both teach various topics at the schools; right now it's mainly workshops about acquiring and maintaining clean water.  They are really good about posting pictures and keeping up with the latest activities.

ANYWAY, Alex directed me to a site - - that is fabulous.  Developed by PCVs FOR PCVs, it is chock full of great stuff, including ways to calculate when and where we might go.  (WHY does it have to be a secret?)  I spent a lot of time looking at living conditions for the different English-speaking African countries.  It's likely that we won't have running water or indoor plumbing, but we will have one or two rooms (one might be a porch) we can call our own.  Probably won't have electricity where we live.  Of course, if I'm working in IT, there must be a little electricity at least for part of the day somewhere close, right?

Have some fun digging around in Alex's blog and the Peace Corps Wiki :--)

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