Andi Lynn's Peace Corps Honduras Blog

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Hello world! June 8, 2010

6/7/2010

Los Angeles, CA

I’m leaving for Honduras in two week to be a Municipal Development Advisor with the Peace Corps.  I am nervous, excited, anxious, scared, and curious to know what the future will be like.

I have been living in Los Angeles with my boyfriend since January.  We lived together last summer as well, and stuck together while I finish my last semester at PSU.  It is bitter bittersweet to be leaving, but I am extremely excited to jump into my work with Peace Corps.

I leave Los Angeles in three days, I’ll be in Pennsylvania visiting my friends and family for twelve days, and then I leave for staging.  Staging is going to be taking place in Houston, TX.  It will only last one day.  I won’t be getting immunizations at staging, but I’ll recieve them once in Honduras.  Staging will be a brief introduction to the Peace Corps, will cover what I should expect and what should be expected, and I will get to meet the other volunteers.  There are 57 volunteers going to Honduras with me.  I’m very excited to meet like-minded people.  Friends are so hard to find, and I expect I’ll meet some good people.

Here is my packing list for Honduras so far:

  • 7 Business casual shirts (two weeks worth)
  • 1 Rain coat
  • 2 long skirts, 3 nice jeans/ pants
  • 2 bikini’s for vacation time only
  • 1 hooded sweatshirt
  • 1 bath towel
  • 1 light fleece
  • SANDLES- Chacos, hopefully (haven’t bought it yet)
  • 1 light sweater
  • Hiking sneakers
  • 1 collared dress shirt
  • sneakers
  • 1 semiformal dress
  • Dress shoes: closed toe & comfortable
  • 1 semiformal shoes
  • Scarves
  • 1 casual going out outfit
  • Backpack with computer compartment
  • two week’s worth of cotton undies
  • LED flashlight/ headlamp
  • 10 pairs of cotton socks
  • 2 water bottles
  • 4 bras
  • AA rechargable batteries
  • 2 sports bras
  • Battery re-charger
  • 2 pajama bottoms
  • Pocket knife
  • 3 pajama shirts
  • travel sewing kit
  • 2 pairs of capris to mid-calf
  • CAMERA- Canon Powershot D10
  • Pillow Cases
  • Watch and alarm clock
  • computer
  • MONEY BELT
  • USB memory drive
  • pads
  • surge protector w/uninterrupted power supply
  • sleeping bag/ sleep sac
  • Makeup
  • 3 Gifts for host families
  • 2 pairs of glasses
  • Peronal Property Insurance
  • 2 saline solution bottles
  • Life Insurance
  • contacts
  • Bank Information
  • Birth Control
  • Loan Deferment Forms
 

 
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