Adrian M. Sanchez

A blog of Adrian's adventures! (Formerly a Peace Corps Blog) "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain

Category Archives: Home life

The Typical Cycle of Feelings of a Volunteer During 2 yrs of Service – Ups and Downs, More Ups

I first saw the graph of “The Cycle of Vulnerability and Adjustment” during training, and I didn’t quite know how true it would be, but as I’m approaching my end … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Peace Corps/Caveman Diet – Where I’m at

At least I’ve lost 6 pounds in Paraugay since Christmas and the holidays after putting on quite a bit in my trip back to the USA (thanks Five Guys and … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hakueterei, what a hot summer! Is Paraguay the hottest place on Earth?

Haku!! Guarani for hot, or hakueterei, it’s so hot or the hottest, are the words you hear most all year round especially during December to February, the PY summer. Overall throughout … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

The importance of small community social interactions VS Digital relationships

This article from is very true! Something I have learned being in PY in my small town/pueblo! Forget Facebook, Abandon Instagram, Move To A Village “We need to recognize … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment


Its almost spring time in Paraguay! These beautiful flowers are starting to come out now :0) Spring starts at the end of Sept.!

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Country life

Visited Tajy for the day, a small very rural town a few miles outside Caazapá.

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fun Caazapá weekend!

Bueno fin de semena en Caazapá! Fun Caazapá weekend, awesome pork bbq and got to meet two great former Peace Corps Volunteers from about 15 yrs ago from San Josemi, … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Winter weather, up and down

Nice weather today, although I still don’t understand PY winter, one day it feels like 15 degrees and now it feels like the summer at 84 degrees, ha.

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Getting mandarines from my backyard tree. Eating healthier and more natural in PY.

Ran out of food in my fridge so usually in the US I would drive over to the nearest McDonalds for the $1 menu or stretch over for a bag … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

How I lost 40 lbs? Eating healthier in Paraguay. Dieting with natural fresh food, cooking at home, no fast food, and daily regular exercise

For not knowing how to cook, and hardly ever making a salad before, I just made a pretty good salad for dinner! With cabbage, tomato, bell pepper, apple, carrot, onions, … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

27 things you’ll miss about the USA when aboard

Check out this funny article from the Huffington Post, 27 Thing You’ll Miss About America When You’re Aboard, very accurate!! Haha I miss the US so much! Sometimes the little … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Paraguay!!

In the picture below, we did a nativity play all in Guarani during my Peace Corps re-connect training! I was one of the three kings! 😀 As almost all of … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Having to hand wash and dry laundry

So for the first in my life, I need to hand wash my laundry here in Paraguay. Ha. It really isn’t too difficult or time consuming though, takes me about … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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Last day as a Peace Corps Volunteer!August 7, 2015