Saturday, October 5, 2013

Peace Corps update--English club and another wedding

From time to time, I post my family life news here.  This is one of those times.  I want to give a brief update on my daughter, Andorra, who is volunteering in the Peace Corps in Indonesia.  Time seems to be flying by!  She is to serve for 27 months, and already 6 months have passed.  Here are a few tidbits:
  • She's teaching English at a high school in East Java (Mandiun is the town)
  • She's made some friends, and the little kids around where she lives also recognize her and call her by name.  
  • She is now allowed to travel away from her town, so she is visiting with former Peace Corps members this weekend in a town named Solo.  I have no idea about anything related to Indonesian geography or town names or languages, by the way.
  • She has updated her blog---check it out here! 
  • She's enjoying the food there, but misses things like Italian cooking.  I mailed her some Italian spices--shipping to her town is very expensive, ($9.00 for a few ounces, and it seems to take 6 weeks if she gets it at all)!
  • I communicate with her frequently through Google chat, or Facebook chat.   This is a vast improvement from the 60s and 70s when loved ones had to rely on actual letters.

I miss her terribly, but she is being wonderful doing what she is doing.  I plan on traveling there in August---and I can't wait!!!!

Andorra is leading an English Club---I'm in awe
Find Andorra at this traditional Indonesian wedding pose!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like quite the adventure! I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cape Verde (West Africa) many moons ago and loved the experience.


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