What we have here are a few pages describing my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritania, West Africa (1996-98.) I wish I could include every adventure and emotion that I experienced in those two years, but I would need a much larger website. So, this is the shorthand version. Not to worry-- I didn't leave out anything important.
How it started, what's a Mauritania, what have I gotten myself into, and what's that on my plate?
How I lived, communicated, spent my time, and tried not to weep over the thought of a Big Mac.
The projects that kept me occupied, motivated, frustrated, and often discombobulated.
Some incredible journeys across West Africa. If it wasn't for the photos I swear I'd be lying.
My thoughts on the whole experience, some advice, valuable links for future PCVs, what it means to be a returned PCV, and who let the dogs out.
Asalaam walekum.       If you're considering joining Peace Corps, have already served, or just want to laugh at my dopey photos, you might just find this site useful. Well, entertaining anyway.
~Robert Dorion
11/23/01
r_dorion@yahoo.com
On y va!
On y va!
Allons-y!
Allons-y!
On y va!
On y va!
Allons-y!
On y va!
And let me know what you think. I'm happy to correspond with any potential or returned PCVs.
Allons-y!
On y va!
July 1996. In Washington D.C. awaiting our departure.
In M'Bout, Mauritania. February 1998.
Vaccinations, 1998
In Marrakesh, Morocco. October 1998
2001. On Mount Pilchuck, Washington.
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Seattle, August 2002!
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