1. Paraguay Neni's Creative Seed Starting

    Being a Peace Corps Volunteer is all about helping local people value the resources they have and coming up with creative ways of sustainably exploiting the ever-present "under-utilized resources in the community." Our friend Neni mastered this principle by using the abundant citrus rinds lying around the farm as seed-starting pots (a "maceta casera").

  2. Mozambique some light reading

    One of my favorite people at site thought she'd do a little light reading.

  3. Mozambique Perspective

    While I was focused on the chameleon, they were focused on me. 

  4. Costa Rica Manzana de Agua

    Manzana de Agua (water apples) are a fruit found in Costa Rica.

  5. Mongolia Mongolian Horse Race

    Typically children are the ones doing the horse racing, and this boy is no exception. Taken September 2010 in Baruun-Urt, Mongolia.

  6. Micronesia Fifi, Dandan, Karenkaren

    This photo is of my wife Karen (on the right) with a couple of the teenage girls in our host family. They are all wearing typical floral-print Trukese dresses and maramar garlands in their hair.

  7. Kazakhstan Making a Wish for a New Bride

    At bachellorette parties in Kazakhstan, it's tradition for the girls to form a circle in such a way and make a wish for the happiness of the new bride.

  8. Dominica Twavay Fo

    Mac was well into his sixties when this was taken, yet carrying this heap of plantains was no problem for him.  Most would cut off parts and carry them separately, but he decided to take the whole bundle.  Hard work indeed.    

  9. Fiji What's Yours is Mine

    Kerekere is the mentality that what's yours is mine and what's mine is yours. Villagers don't see it as stealing but rather borrowing. But it is often hard to borrow your items back!   These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region.   

  10. Mozambique Obama Sighting

    Obama merchandise is a hot item in Mozambique!

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