Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The long-awaited next post...


This picture is of the group of volunteers in my training village this past summer. Left to right, they are: Steve, Karen, Phil, his wife Hilary, Miles, Uy Ta, myself, and Katie. We are all in our sites now of course, but interestingly enough, we are one of only two training villages in which all the volunteers are still in country.
Pre-Service training was intense, it was from about June 8th until August 15th, with 4 hours of language instruction 4 days a week, as well as two days of culture and program training a week.
I know, I know, it's March 2006...I apologize for not posting before, but the internet connection in Berd where I'm assigned to an NGO is very poor at its best. I've been somewhat concerned with the Peace Corps policy on posting information on the internet as well, but I've gotten over that lately. So, what I'm going to try and do is go chronologically from training until now until I can simply point my friends and family to this blog to keep everyone updated on what's going on here in Armenia.

4 Comments:

Blogger Justin said...

Hey man, its Justin! Miss you to death..but good to hear your doing well, Me and Doug tried to get a hold of you last weekend but couldn't...part of the problem was the language barrier, then I tried to look online for how to ask to speak with someone in Armenian, and the whole damn alphabet is different! Oh well, I'll have to try again soon. I hope you keep posting, its so much easier to get an idea what is going on in your life this way. Peace.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Hey man, its Justin! Miss you to death..but good to hear your doing well, Me and Doug tried to get a hold of you last weekend but couldn't...part of the problem was the language barrier, then I tried to look online for how to ask to speak with someone in Armenian, and the whole damn alphabet is different! Oh well, I'll have to try again soon. I hope you keep posting, its so much easier to get an idea what is going on in your life this way. Peace.

2:56 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

BTW, nice picture...although it looks like you you got a lot older! (you look 40). I shouldn't make fun though, I'm starting to get gray hair, and i'm not happy about it.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Artyom said...

Hi there. I lived in Berd a couple of years a couple of years ago. Where exactly are you and what do you do there.

1:42 PM  

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