Michael Brugger

Volunteer: Michael Brugger

Bio:

Inland Fisheries volunteer in Oyem, Gabon . I was one of the first fish volunteers in the country.  Currently a Physician Assistant at the University of Georgia for the last 23 years and do physicals on potential PCVs.

1979 - 1981


Contributions from Michael Brugger

  1. Gabon Travel overland in Gabon

    June 16th, 1980    The African Experience: You asked for it, 24 hours later.  Well, it all started on a Monday misty morning. There I was up bright and early at 6:15 AM, waiting, waiting, waiting......until noon .  Why the delay? The driver is going all over town(Oyem) picking up riders going to Libreville and wanting to maximize profits, he is now waiting for more riders. We can't leave until the van is full.  Oh well, a late start but I am grateful that we are finally moving.  To my left an...

  1. Gabon International Highway

    You won't see this anymore if you are a Peace Corps volunteer. A PCV on a motorcycle. That's me on 50cc Honda. It was slow but it got me around. Peace Corps stopped giving them to volunteers due to all the injuries associated with them. I had my father order me motorcycle parts and a repair manual to get it going.  Future volunteers, I would suggest you learn bicycle repair skills. They could come in handy for yourself and others.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.