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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