1. Madagascar Portrait of Good Friday

    This is Soajama, whose name means "Good Friday" in Malagasy.

  2. Ukraine Baseball-Ukrainian Style

    Kids at my school wanted to learn to play baseball.  We had some equipment, but not nearly enough.  So, a friend, who works at Yahoo!, asked his team if they could spend a bonus on baseball gear--they agreed!  We ended up with enough equipment to have a "baseball camp."  I don't know anything about baseball, so volunteers who do came and did a week long baseball training camp--it was so much fun!  There were kids from about 6 or 7 years old to 18 all playing and learning together.  The kids w...

  3. Micronesia Awaiting... Fate

    This pig found a cool spot to rest before its participation in a cooking demonstration at the Pacific Island Bilingual Bicultural Association conference on Kosrae in June 2007.

  4. Morocco A Woman On Her Own

    Rare amongst many rural Moroccans, this young unmarried woman traveled throughout the country selling her weaving thanks in part to the support of local Peace Corps Volunteers. As she was showing me how to weave this day we talked about  her experiences travelling without male accompaniment and how that has changed the way she is viewed in her small mountain community. 

  5. Senegal Wedding Entrance in Senegal

    The moment a woman enters her husband's house as a new bride is joyful and a huge step in Senegal.  They are greated by their new family and the women put down cloth in front of her to lead the way to her new home.  Her a close friend of mine, all dressed up for the day, enters her husband's home for the first time as his new wife.  After this a day of eating and celebrating began!

  6. Morocco Look What We Caught!

    I was walking home one day from the Boys and Girls Club-type place where I worked, and some of the local kids ran up to me screaming, "Teacher, teacher! Look what we caught!." I was quite impressed. They're a lot smarter than I was at that age. Did you know how to catch birds when you were in elementary school? I made sure that the birds were released unharmed.

  7. Morocco What's a Tagine?

    Tagine, noun. A North African stew of spiced meat and vegetables prepared by slow cooking in a shallow earthenware cooking dish with a tall, conical lid. ORIGIN from Moroccan Arabic: frying pan.

  8. Morocco Essaouira Seagulls

    Essaouira is a gorgeous coastal city with a centuries old Portuguese fort that sits along Morocco's Atlantic coast and is about 90 minutes west of Marrakech. In my humble opinion, it's one of the most relaxing places in all of Morocco. The seagulls must think so too cause there's a whole lot of em.

  9. Morocco Marrakech Food Stalls

    American writer Paul Bowles said that without Jemaa L'fna, "Marrakech would be just another Moroccan city." The square, which is translated as the Mosque at the End of the World, comes alive at night as foreign and Moroccan tourists, not to mention your average Marrakchi, circles around snake charmers, fortune tellers, storytellers, musicians and magicians. They are fed by over 100 food stalls which operate from late afternoon well into the night, adding a smoky haze to one of the most unique...

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