Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thoughts of the Day

Watching a British show called "Living With the Amish" I discovered the Amish in the US have a more sophisticated way of washing clothes than I do.

The critter in my woodburning stove is still there. My solution, just make sure the openings are tightly shut.

Pizza Palma in Delchevo still has the best pastramalija I have had in country, despite what the people of Shtip say.

After battling through the great Balkan freeze, we are now in the midst of a great Balkan heatwave with warnings that there is so much more to come. Hooray for global warming.....not.

Packing for a month away from site is quite the challenge.

After making brownies from scratch the other night, I will never go back to the boxed ones.

If you ever want to make friends with children in your neighbourhood, request for decks of Uno cards to be sent from America. The children come back everyday asking to play.


  1. Hi Sara, I've just been invited to come to Macedonia in September for NGO Development and I am super excited. I've been reading your blog and it's getting me more and more excited. Thanks for the blog, especially the tips on what to pack!

    1. Congratulations on being invited to serve in Macedonia! All of us over here are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the MAK17s! Also glad you are enjoying reading about life in Macedonia- my blog is just one of 70 different experiences that are going on on any given day. If you aren't already in it, I encourage you to check out the MAK17 Facebook group if you are interested in connecting with others from your group as well as current volunteers. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask!

  2. It’s never too early to think about the Third Goal. Check out Peace Corps Experience: Write & Publish Your Memoir. Oh! If you want a good laugh about what PC service was like in a Spanish-speaking country back in the 1970’s, read South of the Frontera: A Peace Corps Memoir.