Colin Korst’s Travel Blog

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Latest posts on http://colinkorst.wordpress.com/travelblog:

 

  • 20 Questions with Cameroonian 5th Graders
    This blog post was fueled by you, the readers. I posed the question “Which questions would you like to ask 10 year old Cameroonians?” You all gave enthusiastic responses. So, I picked 20 questions that I thought were most appropriate and interviewed two Cameroonians. I will just use their initials...
  • A Market Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer
    One aspect of the Peace Corps experience that is difficult to capture is the day to day activities. It’s a common question of those thinking about joining Peace Corps, but difficult to answer because every day is truly unique. In my own experience, the one day of the week that...
  • Going Back to Village
    This post is about home. “There’s no place like home.” “Home is where the heart is.” What do these quotes mean? The idea of home holds a special place in all of our hearts and minds, but home means profoundly different things to different people. I’ll first talk about a...
  • Why Peace Corps?
    I have passed the halfway point in my service. It is incredible to reflect on the past 16 months I have been in this country. As I look ahead to the final 10 months, it seems not long enough. This inflection point in my service brings about some natural introspection....
  • A Respite in Firenze
    After 13 months of Peace Corps, I decided to cash in some vacation days for a trip abroad. My younger sister Emily was studying abroad in Florence, Italy for the semester and it seemed like a unique opportunity to hang out with her in a foreign place that she was...
  • Dicho Doce Series
    Happy Holidays to you and yours! More blogs will be coming from me in the near future, but for now I want to share with you a blog from fellow Peace Corps volunteers in Nicaragua. They wanted to highlight the importance of knowing certain sayings as a means of cultural...