I’m not one for excuses so, I know it’s been a while, but here’s the first installment of my “South American Adventure” blog recaps. After saying goodbye to Paraguay, the landlocked gem I called home for 2 years, I set off on the adventure of a lifetime. First stop on my journey was Argentina. I only had a few days to get from Asuncion, Paraguay to Santiago, Chile, where I was to meet my brother, so I chose to save Argentina’s world famous capitol for another trip and instead take the “shortcut” through Corboda and Mendoza. Continue reading
It’s official. I’ve now been back in the land of the free and home of the brave for over a month. In November I completed my two years of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. After leaving Paraguay I finally realized my longtime dream of a South American adventure with stops in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. I hope to post a recap of my trip with some pics soon, but in the meantime, here’s some thoughts on my readjustment to the homeland.
Peace Corps Paraguay is certainly a rollercoaster with plenty of ups, downs and more commonly those sharp, unexpected turns during which time the camera flashes taking your picture while you try your best to fake a smile.
But along the ride come a few special moments where you do feel like what you’re doing matters. Among all the little things here and there that I’ve worked on over the last 2 years my proudest moment came during our third bi-annual national youth environmental leadership camp “Paraguay Verde” or “Green Paraguay” in English.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so to save you from having to read thousands more of my words here just check out the video slideshow I put together recapping the 3 day camp in Paraguay’s cleanest city, Atyra, and prepare to be inspired, I hope.