1. Moldova Our teacher

    My seven year old host nephew teaching my host mom and I how to say our R's.

  2. Moldova Making Cheese!

    Making homemade goat cheese with my host mother Galina.

  3. Madagascar Famadiahana - Turning of the Dead

    One of the interesting cultural events I have been privileged to witness during my Peace Corps service in Madagascar. One of the ways malagasy honor their ancestors. Each year ancestors' bodies are removed from the family tomb and then rewrapped in silk cloth. Like any good party, heavy drinking, singing and dancing is also involved. Reminded me of university football games --- people having a good time drinking, tossing up friends for every touchdown... except not so much in this case. Just ...

  4. St. Kitts and Nevis 50th Anniversary Celebration in St. Kitts & Nevis

    Peace Corps celebrates 50 years in the Eastern Caribbean (1961-2011) on June 3rd in Independence Square, Basseterre, St. Kitts. 16 volunteers took part in the festivities, and hosted hundreds of students, co-workers, host country nationals, and tourists to activities, games, and info kiosks about the global mission of the Peace Corps and its history in the Eastern Caribbean.

  5. Georgia Host Family Fun

    Playing the "maze game" with host family and friends. 

  6. Madagascar Hokey Pokey goes to Madagascar

    We taught out Malagasy Summer Campers some English vocabulary doing the hokey pokey.  They sang most of the song in Malagasy (to make it relevant), but see if you can pick out the words you know!

  7. Bulgaria Community Service Project

    Community Service Project in Kneja, Bulgaria.

  8. Senegal Easter Egg Tutorial

    On Easter Sunday, I shared some holiday traditions with my Senegalese Girls Club.  We dyed Easter eggs and made "cascarones" (a Mexican Easter tradition of filling colored eggs with confetti, or in our case, millet, and using these to crack on someone's head.)  In this video, the girls are explaining what they learned in their native language, Wolof.

  9. Guatemala Mayan Educational Center

    This video illustrates the work that my counterparts and I are doing in site: building a Mayan Educational Center using the recycled bottles technique.

  10. Jamaica Jamaica Recap

    Lived the dream!

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