Halloween at the Koghb Art School, always a great time.
Thanksgiving dinner with a bunch of volunteers, I helped cook the turkey!
The week before Christmas I traveled to the town of Talin and sung Christmas Carols with other volunteers and Armenian children, go to the link below to watch:
We made Christmas ornaments in my 4th form class, the kids went crazy for them.
All of my sitemates got together to sing Christmas carols at Barbara's kindergarten. I think we had more fun than the kids had =)
Charlie Brown Xmass Tree decorated with handmade ornaments from Alissa and I for all of our sitemates
I hosted a sitemate Christmas dinner at my apt. We ended up inviting everyone in our apt building over to hear us caroling. It was great to share American Christmas traditions with our neighbors.
I spent Christmas and New Years in Rome, Sorrento and Naples with my boyfriend. It was an amazing last vacation. Highlights: amazing food & wine, hot showers and just walking outside without getting stared at. Low point: Getting pick pocketed by a 20 year old girl in Rome (don't worry, we chased her down a few blocks and Andy snatched the wallet right from her hand). Somewhere in the middle: Naples on New Year's Eve. The craziest city I have ever seen and I still haven't decided how I feel about it.
View from our hotel in Sorrento
My favorite meal in Italy, followed by several pictures of food and wine that made coming back to potatoes all the more terrible
Update: Less than 6 months until I finish my service!
Check out this hilarious tumblr to see how volunteers really feel sometimes (the older posts are the best).