Author Archives: Elizabeth Riley

About Elizabeth Riley

It's the wonders I'm after, even if I have to bleed for them.

RPCV

Oh hey guys, remember me? That intrepid Peace Corps Volunteer narrating her various experiences with charm and wit? Ha, me neither! WELL. I’m now what is officially called a RETURNED Peace Corps Volunteer. You see, you’re never “former” or “ex.” … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books I Read in the Peace Corps

If you know me even a little bit, you know that I love to read. I always have. I credit my parents and few awesome teachers for instilling this love of stories and books in me, it has made me a … Continue reading

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Advice for Group 86!

Last year, I wrote a post giving advice for Group 85 before they arrived on the island. That advice still definitely applies. Believe it or not, Group 86 arrives NEXT WEEK. Once again, it feels a little surreal to be in … Continue reading

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Five Ways Peace Corps is just like Star Trek

“Space… The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It’s continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.” As any Peace … Continue reading

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I’m Still Alive!

A few updates, just to remind you that I’m still alive, even though I haven’t blogged in a good long while (the reasons for that are many, all of which are uninteresting). *I got the dread virus chikungunya (not at all … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: The Gang

This is the gang of young ram goats I see every morning on my walk. You can kinda see the ocean from here!

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Photo Friday: Cleaning Fish

Traveling to visit my friend Kristy in northern Clarendon and saw these ladies cleaning fish on the side of the road.

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Photo Friday: Turtles!

It’s turtle releasing season! We helped release about 170 baby Hawksbill turtles a few weeks ago. Definitely one of my favorite things to do in Jamaica! In other news, I recently wrote a blog post for National 4-H. Here it … Continue reading

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Help some PCV projects here in Jamaica!

One of the really important skills that I’m learning as a Peace Corps Volunteer is the art of grant writing. I’ve secured a few grants for St. Ann 4-H and I’m now serving on the Small Grants Program (SGP) Committee … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Reach Falls

Definitely one of the best falls in Jamaica, Reach Falls in Portland. I had the chance to visit over the weekend with some friends and it was lovely! Highly recommended.

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