Author Archives: Rachel

December 7th, 2016 by | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Alex and I did have a moment of worrying whether or not the Canadian border would be backed up with heavy traffic due to the US election result as the Canadian immigration website crashed on the night of the US election day.  However, fortunately, the Canadian border crossing by road was smooth and quick.  There […]

December 7th, 2016 by | Tags: , | No Comments »

As Alex and I both said on the plane heading back to the States from Cameroon, we would be going on many more new adventures.  And we are going on many new adventures.  The day after the election day, we left for a two weeks road trip traveling throughout New England and southeastern Canada to […]

October 23rd, 2016 by | Tags: | No Comments »

Dear Peace Corps and Cameroon, Thank you for the most incredible two years filled with treasures and happiness in spite of experiencing teary and challenging moments. It’s a chapter in my life that will always be retold again and again for years to come. Signed, Rachel Returned Peace Corps Volunteer – My service will still […]

October 23rd, 2016 by | Tags: | 1 Comment »

Peace Corps was a living dream.  The regular activities of Cameroon are now a memory.  It’s so surreal that I lived a life riding a motorcycle through the chaotic streets of no traffic lights and through the lush green mountainous countryside.  I was surrounded by people walking with big buckets and baskets on top of their […]

October 23rd, 2016 by | Tags: | No Comments »

On the day I closed my service, this past Thursday, I received an award at the U.S. Embassy from U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon Michael Hoza for my work with persons with disabilities during my Peace Corps service. The Peace Corps Cameroon Deputy Director told me that for a PCV to receive an award from a […]