- The persistent loneliness that comes with moving to a new place.
- Careless insults thrown by inebriated men (or presumably sober adolescents)
- Having to give up on speaking local language mid-conversation and feeling deflated.
- The rush of jealously, quickly followed by guilt, when hearing from a fellow volunteer who is doing really well.
- The sound of mice crawling through a backpack just as the lights go off.