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1969: Donald S. Wedum served in Tunisia in Sbeitla, Beja and Tunis beginning in 1969
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Donald S. Wedum can be contacted at RideBicyleaAOLdcom
Country of Service: Tunisia
Training Group: Allenspark, CO.
Cities you served in: Sbeitla, Beja and Tunis
Arrival Year: 1969
Departure Year: 1971
Architect with Travux Public
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I Left Tunisia on a bicycle, and rode across Tunisia, Algeria and Morrocco and finally quit at the end of the road in the Draa Valley. I Arrived back home and had a hard time adjusting to life back here, but did. Married my college sweetheart, found a job in a small architectural firm, which lasted a short time, found several other short term architectural jobs, and finally found myself out on my own which i have been doing for almost 30 yrs now. During which time I managed to accumulate some rental properties and have become a landlord too. We are the proud parents of 3 kids, all of which have grown and moved away. The years with the kids were very fulfilling and very difficult at times. however, i am glad they came along. So things are very quiet now and i am wondering what my next adventure in life will be. I recently bought a BMW motorcycle, and am thinking of cruising the highways and byways of America and maybe, the world.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
i have to admit, Tunisia opened my eyes to the rest of the world. Not only was the Tunisia Culture totally different from mine, but all the other wonderful cultures around the Mediterran sea, were very educational to me. I took home far more then I gave. Because of the opportunities to travel to other foreign countries, I have a greater appreciation for the rest of the world then I did before the Peace Corps days.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I would like to hear from or about Rich Storke, who was my program director in Tunisia.
Originally posted: August 6, 2003
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