Well as I am now an sworn-in Peace Corps Volunteer, I realized that I did not write about some the events that went on during my PST because I was busy. I have so many pictures that I want to share so I had to pick and choose what events I wanted to share. I can’t believe I took almost 700 photos in the last 3 months.Before I mention the events, I just have to say one thing I miss about Tezeri (my home during PS) is all of the flowers:
Good thing I only live so close to Tezeri so I can visit again!
Here are some of the wonderful events that happened in the last month or month and a half of PST:
1)A whole bunch of the volunteers hiked up to a lake just outside of Khashuri. It took about 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours to get there. It was very hot so it was a god-send to see the beautiful lake! It was well worth the hike and it was great just hanging by the lake and hanging with my fellow volunteers.
The View of Khashuri about half way up the Hike
The View was just Incredible!
The beautiful lake that I can hike to a lot since I now still live in Khashuri :)
A bridge we had to cross to get to the trail, Again can’t get enough of the beauty of this country
2) I got to visit some of the trainees in their town they were living in called Surami. Surami is famous for having a castle in the middle of the town. I got to go for the weekend and it was one of the best weekends I had during PST…shout out to Kala and Tom for showing me around Surami :) Surami is also only about 5 mins from where I live now so I plan on visiting again as well and taking some people who have not been there to see its beauty.
The incredible Castle I walked around in
Close-up of the castle wall
WE EVEN MADE QUESADILLAS WHICH WERE OUT OF THIS WORLD! thanks tom!
3)There was the Megobari (Megobari means friend in Georgian) Picnic which was also held in Surami. It was an event for all of us new volunteers were able to meet the current volunteers. It was a neat event and I got to meet and hang with a lot of cool people. We talked, took pictures, played some soccer and got to be in a beautiful park.
Here is my Megobari, Anastasia.. She is a great person and I miss her a lot because she has since COSed. I really enjoyed getting to know her
4)4th of July Event: Peace Corps celebrates Fourth of July in style. I have to say this past 4th of July was probably the best I have ever had. There were balloons, Georgian version of Hamburgers and Hotdogs (EVEN PRINGLES WHICH YOU GUYS KNOW I LOVE!) , Games like Tug War and 3 legged Race and FACE PAINTING! I was in charge of face painting and I have to say by the end of the event, probably everyone at the event had something painted by me on them and there were a lot of people.
Me during the 4th of July Event:
One of my many creations in face painting…I think it really encompasses Peace Corps in Georgia
My entire Tezeri Family Georgians and Americans together :)
4) The Farewell dinner was great too because it was night before Swearing-in and it was our last time to hang with our clusters and fellow trainees before we went off to out permanent sites. It was held in a restaurant where we had great food and great entertainment in terms of a talent show :) It was a great time.
Our Farewell Cake
Tezeri and Kvishketi Cluster at Farewell Dinner with our wonderful Kartuli (Georgian) teachers I will miss these people terribly :)
These events are all high lights of my PST but I think the best thing about PST is the 4 people that I spent the most time with. I don’t think I could have gotten through PST without them and I can see them being life long friends. Thanks you guys for being there for me and I miss you already…Heres to the next 2 years we have together and the many adventures we will have