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Cultural Leave

Cultural leave is a very different thing for me in Peace Corps. Normally it can be really aggravating to be constantly surrounded by people, to eat every meal with them, to have people wait until I go to bed before … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-08, Longnan, Uncategorized, Wushan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teaching in Jingchuan 泾川

We’re spending a couple weeks in Jingchuan 泾川 to teach the local English teachers our methods. Most of us are still young, all of us lack the experience I would want before teaching this, but we know it better than … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-07, Jingchuan, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Most of the Time

There is always a problem dealing with the courtesy and generosity here. It’s not that they’re not friendly, it’s not that they aren’t generous, it’s that they are too friendly, too generous. I go with it most of the time, … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-07, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bourdain and Quixote

After coming back from Tianshui, I could feel myself starting to shut down. Months of nonstop work, or at least what felt like it was really starting to get to me. I am an extrovert by practice, but an introvert … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-06, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment