Peace Corps Part deux: Moroccan Nights

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Monday, August 17, 2009

A few nights short

So it looks like I won’t quite make it to my 801st Mauritanian night. The Peace Corps is leaving Mauritania because the security situation became too dangerous. It’s been a crazy past couple of weeks during the evacuation process as we were first all moved to Senegal while a security team evaluated the safety of Mauritania. We waited in limbo for a while not sure if we were going back to Mauritania or not. Last week they moved us to a really nice hotel and then scheduled a meeting. Some Peace Corps staff had come from D.C. to give us the news, and as soon as we saw the oreo’s and cheez-it’s that they had brought for us we all new Peace Corps in Mauritania was over.

I will be transferring to Morocco and continuing my Peace Corps service with two more years in Morocco. I will be doing youth development continuing with my Arabic and I don’t know a whole lot more than that.

The good news also is that I will be coming home for a couple of weeks in the meantime. I will fly into New York August 18th. I will leave for Peace Corps September 8th. That leaves me about 2.5 weeks to enjoy all that makes America great, eat as much as I can, see everyone, and prepare for leaving again. I am excited to be going back to the States after over a year away.

2 Comments:

Blogger Maggie said...

Hey Seth!
I met you in Ithaca before you left. What a bummer! You are brave to start over. Good luck in Morocco!
Maggie

August 17, 2009 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Seth,We've really enjoyed your posts from the RIM & may follow you in your new posting. Good luck in all you do!
The Kelleys-parents of Mike

August 17, 2009 at 9:52 PM  

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