Cuttino's Georgian Life

A journal of my Peace Corps service in the Republic of Georgia, 2006-2008.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Midnight Plane to Georgia

Okay...sorry, I couldn't resist. I promise there will be no more State of/Republic of Georgia jokes. I've been in Philadelphia for the past two days learning about the Peace Corps with very few actual details of what things are going to be like over there. What we did learn was a bunch of administrative things, including everything that you could possibly do to get kicked out--"administratively separated" (or, in PC slang, get the Pan-Am Award).

Tomorrow we'll leave from New York City to Vienna and after a 14-hour layover, we'll arrive in Georgia at 3 a.m. From there we'll spend a few days at a hotel getting acclimated and then head to Gori for our nine-week training. Gori, for those who are keeping track, is the hometown of Joseph Stalin. I'm pretty excited and a bit anxious to get started. Its great to finally get this whole experience started.

It is unlikely that I'll have internet access for a while. Hopefully I'll be able to post in two weeks or so with some pictures and first impressions. In the meantime, if you'd like, check out Gori on Wikipedia.

3 Comments:

  • At 9:07 PM, Blogger Mama Rama said…

    The journey is part of the adventure; say "Hi" to Phoebe for me.

     
  • At 9:26 AM, Blogger Mike Sheppard said…

    Enjoy Peace Corps and your time in Georgia! Here's a few more Georgia PC Blogs I found which weren't on your list.

    http://annie-calandruccio.blogspot.com/
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PeaceCorpsGeorgia
    http://jeningeorgia.blogspot.com/
    http://ongeorgia.blogspot.com/
    http://paigewelspage.blogspot.com/
    http://sbumsted.livejournal.com/
    http://stephanymarie.blogspot.com/
    http://www.muskegon.cc.mi.us/~devriesd/carrie/
    http://www.tomandamyonline.com/
    http://yutaisgone.blogspot.com/


    -Mike Sheppard
    RPCV / The Gambia
    www.JourneyAcrossAfrica.blogspot.com

     
  • At 6:22 PM, Anonymous Pastor David Hood said…

    I liked the joke! I'm envious... you are going to have a marvelous experience. Can't wait to read more... Pr. David

     

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