ASAN

ASAN is 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

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SUCCESSFULLY FINISHED MY PEACE CORPS SERVICE!! BACK IN THE USA!!

Just arrived home in the USA!! Ya llegue a EEUU!! (Mira abajo para Español) Two years with the Peace Corps in Paraguay is officially done! Made it back home. Can’t … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Close of Service Conference with G42! What does it mean to be a member of a Peace Corps G?

We had a Close of Service (COS) Conference about a week ago, although that is not our official end of service (will be August 7th), it was an informative meeting … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Appreciate Everything Always

I saw this moving story from Humans of New York´s (HONY) Facebook page that hit true to home. Made me think we must always appreciate everything always every moment of life … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

I got my personalized terere equipo

Mi equipo nuevo de terere com mi nombre y trabajo Cuerpo de Paz o Peace Corps en ingles y el logo. Tambien tiene el grupo de Volutarios que soy parte, … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meeting the President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes!

Meeting and having a laugh with the President of the Republic of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes!!!! Along with the Governor of Caazapa, Avelino Dávalos Estigarribia!! I met him at the business … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas, in Guarani

As Paraguay is a bilingual country with Guarani and Spanish, this is how you can ring in the holiday spirit in both languages. Terevy’aite ko ary pyahupe!!! Feliz año nuevo!! … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving everyone

I thank God, family and friends for everything, can’t do it without the support and love. :0) I’m thankful for the great people of Paraguay and the amazing staff and … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

These Mark Zuckerberg’s quotes are great for my business clients/students

Very inspiring and true! I have used these quotes to help motivate the youth small business owners that I help here. “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The importance of small community social interactions VS Digital relationships

This article from NPR.org 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

Busyyy busy, I got 9 months left in PY

October 26, 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

Paraguay Emprende National Workshop

FELICIDADES PARA LOS ESTUIDENTES DE CAAZAPA QUE FUERON AL TALLER DE PARAGUAY EMPRENDE!!! Fabiana Cardozo, Shirley Zoraida Bogado Martinez, David Rivas Ullon, y Cesar Davalos!!!!! Era un experience ESPECTULAR compartir … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

More pics from BEAUTIFUL Brazil. Amazing vacation. :D

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vacation in Brazil

As Paraguay is the “heart of South America”, we Volunteers are lucky to be able to travel all over SA! PY borders Brazil to its east, Argentina to its south, … Continue reading

July 16, 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

At the Peace Corps office in Paraguay. Oficina del Cuerpo de Paz en PY.

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Traditional Paraguayan foods for Holy Week and the most typical PY dishes

Happy Holy Week, almost Easter! Having great traditional Paraguayan food all week in Caazapá! Feliz Semena Santa! Todo la chipa y sopa es muuuy rico!! The round shaped food is … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Countdown to one year

So I’ve got abouttt 1 yr 3 months left in Paraguay with the Peace Corps! Almost at the one year mark…then it will start going downhill quickly! In abouuut 1 … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wow my Peace Corps blog has reached all over the world!!! Haha :D

According to stats on my blog, 23 countries (I assume by seeing where the IP address is from) have viewed my blog, with an all-time of 757 views from 371 … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Love this quote

“Nunca volveres esta en tu casa completmente de nuevo por que un parte de tu corazon estare siempre en otro lugar. Eso es el precio que pagas por la riqueza … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

First day teaching my business plan class in PY!

Exitosa primera clase de negocios, “Construye Tus Sueños” en la Coopertiva Ycua Bolaños. Tuve 100 estudiantes entre los dos horarios! 😛 Had a great first day of teaching my business … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

I’m teaching two new English classes

Hello, how are you? What’s up?? Voy ensiar dos nuevo clases de ingles! Cada miercoles en la Gobernacion y cada viernes en UTIC emepzando la primera semena de april, inscribite … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

On the PY radio

I was on the local Paraguayan radio channel in Caazapá a few days ago promoting my business class/consulting program I’m doing with the Peace Corps “Build Your Dreams” on Yeruti … Continue reading

March 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Providing Business Consulting to Horticulture Farmers in Paraguay

Since last August 2013, I have been providing small business consulting to two farmers, Edgar Ojeda and Giovanni Bogado, as part of a national Peace Corps initiative, Paraguay Emprende. I … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Giving certificates to my English students who finished my course

Finished up my English course! Was a great secondary project to do, beside my business projects, because it was an excellent way for me to meet new people, integrate into … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why is teaching English important development work? – And giving my English final exam to my students today!

Gave my final exam for my English class (as an oral interview) today in the governorship, everyone passed! It was the last day of class too! It was an excellent … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Halloween in Paraguay and promoting leadership and creativity!

Halloween was an excellent opportunity to have a cultural exchange of American traditions.  It also was a great way to encourage leadership and creativity among the youth by helping them … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

UNVES Interfacultades Torneo

UNVES is a local university of the Dept. of Caazapa where I teach business to 70 freshman students! Ha. Last week, they had a regional intra-campus soccer/vollyball/handball tournament/beauty contest/pep rally … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Caazapá Youth Festival for the Dia de Jueventud

A few weeks ago, I went to this fun festival with concerts and a parade for the Dia de Jueventud (Day of the Youth- a national holiday in Paraguay) and … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

My Peace Corps English class started this past Thursday- MI CURSO DE INGLES

My Peace Corps English class just started this past Thursday! In the governorship building/gobernacion- Already pretty much all filled, got 90 students =D ESTAN LISTOS PARA EL CURSO DE INGLES? … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

3rd blog post. Work at the agricultural micro lending credit unions and teaching English this week.

In this post, I’ll give a snapshot of some of the work from the past week at the local credit unions (or here know as financial ”cooperativas” or ”coops”), the … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

2nd blog post! Summary of my 2 month training in Paraguay. NEW UPDATE: Come back every Monday for a new blog posts.

Here are a few collages of pictures from our training!  Training was a very fun, dynamic, participatory, informative process of learning how to be Community Economic Development Volunteers.  Training started … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

My first blog post! New blog posts every Monday, come back! Thanks for visiting!

The goal of this website is to share the experience of serving in the Peace Corps in Paraguay with the world!  Please share any comments, questions, ideas, jokes or anything … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

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Close of Service Date

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