Images of Peace

By Alyssa Galik, RPCV 2016–2018 This story originally appeared in the 60th Anniversary Exhibit for the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience. Cartagena has always been a place of contradictions, a city of [...]

Flower Parade

By Kay Dixon, Colombia III (1962-1964) Today’s the day we check the Desfile de Silleteros from our bucket list.  From my youngest years, I have loved parades. When my childhood playground program featured a [...]

It was poor Marquesa

By Bill Salerno, Colombia VI (1963-1966) It was mid-June, ‘64. Dan Taylor and I and his lovable pooch Marquesa were on a direct flight from Medellin to Bahia Solano on the Pacific [...]

Return to Dibulla

By: Abby Wasserman December 2008 My little Ana is a grandmother. There’s white in her wiry black hair and she is missing teeth. It wrings my heart to see her so fragile. [...]

A Man and His Animals

By Jerry Cronin Many consider the Peace Corps Volunteers pseudo-hippie idealists who don’t accomplish anything. When I arrived in Bogotá in September, 1964, I had no idea where I would be sent. [...]

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