On being a RPCV

The hardest thing for me so far is grocery shopping. It isn’t so much the choices ( though there are many), but I just have no idea what to buy or how to shop or cook for myself now that I am back in America. It is a good thing I am a five minute walk from the grocery store, so I can still go to the store often and only shop for myself for a few days at a time, but that doesn’t really make it any less difficult.

“In English,” Professor Austin said, “a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn’t a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative.”

A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.”

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Timișoara doors. Timișoara, Romania. May 2013.

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A Stop on the Way to Timișoara.  Marigina, Romania. May 2013.

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A Stop on the Way to Timișoara.  Marigina, Romania. May 2013.

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Sunset through the train window. Romanian countryside. May 2013.

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Sunset through the train window. Romanian countryside. May 2013.

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Râșnov Citadel and the town of Râșnov below it. Râșnov, Romania. May 2013.

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Bran Castle. Bran, Romania. May 2013.

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Window views at Bran Castle. Bran, Romania. May 2013.

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Peleș Castle. In the Carpathian Mountains near Sinaia, Romania. May 2013.

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View from the Black Tower. Brașov, Romania. May 2013.

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View from the Black Tower. Brașov, Romania. May 2013.

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Around the city center. Brașov, Romania. May 2013.

My Peace Corps service in Ukraine ended on May 16th. That night, I hopped on a train from Kiev to Bucharest to start my month-long travel adventure.

The first country was Romania, so I’ll be reblogging some of my favorite shots from my photo tumblr :)

I am in Belgrade, Serbia now, but in a few days I will head to London, then to Spain and Morocco before finally landing in my future home of Seattle, WA! 

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