Tag Archives: culture

Surprised

It’s a new year, but somehow I am still surprised. All the new students ask the same questions I have been asked the year before. For them it is still new, but for me I’ve had that conversation too many … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018-10, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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