Two Years in Paraguay with the Peace Corps
 
 
Posted by Adilson Randi

Mel Witman discusses her experiences as a volunteer with the Peace Corps and her time living in Paraguay. Mel spent two years living alone in a third world country and the hardships she faced; including how she dealt with contaminated drinking water and limited access to electricity.

Inside the Episode:

  • How to sign up for the Peace Corp and what to expect after you’re in;

  • The purpose of Peace Corp’s presence in Paraguay and Mel’s assignment; 

  • The political climate in Paraguay;

  • Dealing with feminine hygiene in a third world country where products are limited; 

  • Tips on connecting with locals abroad;

  • How to deal with a contaminated drinking supply; 

  • The lack of culinary option in Paraguay and adjusting as a vegetarian; 

  • The difference between languages in Paraguay -  guarani vs. spanish; and

  • Traveling to the San Blas Islands.

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