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Central and Eastern Europe: Peace Corps

provides lessons about stories, letters, and folk tales from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers in rural and urban areas of Central and Eastern Europe. Topics include folk tales, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, fear of certain numbers, transition from a state-controlled system to a democracy, school in Ukraine, the importance of speaking another language, storks and cultural icons, and family traditions as macrocosms of larger cultures. (Peace Corps)

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Interesting Fact:

Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as Vlad the Impaler, was the legendary Dracula. He hailed from the center of Romania, the infamous Transylvania. Now Dracula is more than just a legend in Romania; he is an industry and many in the country have grown weary at the mention of his name. They complain, "That's the only thing in the world anyone knows about Romania."
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