Thursday, March 7, 2013

Peace Corps update

Here is an update on my daughter and her Peace Corps adventure!     She is 'shipping out' April 7th from San Francisco!  Her destination is Indonesia, where she'll have several months of training before living with a host family and working (teaching English) for two years.  I'm not sure she knows really what she'll be doing or what town/village she'll be living.

Fun Facts About Indonesia:

  • There are about 17,508 islands
  • It's the world's 4th most populous country
  •  Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world
  • Badminton and soccer are the two must popular sports
  • Average temperatures vary little through the year (26-30 degrees Celsius)
  • Indonesia is home to the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world

Andorra will be flying to the city of Surabaya in Indonesia arriving there on April 9th.  I've actually never heard of this city, but it's the second largest in the country.  I learn something new every day!    The pictures are stunning---I just did a quick search on Google.

More about all of this to come!!!!!  My husband and I are very proud parents.

6 comments:

  1. You have such exciting things going on with your children this year! I hope she loves her experience!

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    1. She couldn't go any further away than this. The trip takes two days.

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  2. Congratulations, Ruth and Andorra. I hope that when you get back, Andorra, you'll join our local RPCV meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Carrboro-Chapel-Hill-Durham-RPCVS

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I feel like I'm experiencing this through Andorra and am really thrilled for her.

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  3. Great fun and experience for Andorra! If I were to go back in time . . . . I'd do the same thing! Unfortunately I didn't even KNOW this was an option for me when young enough to join! I did, however, check into it three or so years ago, but I could not bring Springer! Tell Andorra it was great to meet her and to have a great experience!

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment. I was never brave enough to do anything like this, but am glad I can experience it vicariously though Andorra! It was nice meeting you.

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