1. Fiji First Night in the Village

    These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region. 

  2. Fiji The many uses of a PFD

    Peace Corps takes volunteer safety very seriously. A PCV can get kicked out of service if caught on a boat without a Personal Flotation Device. In Fiji, there is lots of water transport and once we were on a bamboo hand-made raft and the water was 2 feet deep but we still had to wear our PFDs.   These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region. 

  3. Fiji Grog Man Wisdom

    Yaqona (kava/grog) ceremonies or gatherings are very traditional, frequent, and often ... unsanitary. The water is often obtained from questionable sources and contains fecal matter and pathogens. The yaqona is mixed by hand - which probably has not seen soap in days or ever. All can lead to a very irritable PCV bowel system. These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region. 

  4. Fiji No Offense

    Fijians are very humble and courteous. "Tulou" means excuse me to the highest degree. You whisper it as you pass people, as you enter a room, as you leave a room, and as you sit down in a room - just to name a few examples. These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region. 

  5. Fiji FCS - Fijian Cross-legged Syndrome

    There isn't much furniture in Fiji so most of your time is spent sitting cross-legged on the floor. Even if there is a chair around, the chief or elder gets it! These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region. 

  6. Fiji Proper Halloween Attire for PCVs in Fiji

    This depicts what is needed for a PCV to endure a yaqona (kava/grog) session - a grog dispensing hat, clappers, arm straighteners, and ankle pads for sitting on the floor for insane amounts of time. But don't forget the root! These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region.   

  7. Fiji Yes, even Santa smokes in Fiji

    These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region. 

  8. Mozambique Gone Fishing

    A lonely fisherman is out hoping for a big catch on the lagoon.

  9. Mozambique Market Dancing

    Some girls from my youth empowerment group performing in our local market.

  10. Kenya Tacos or Butt Cheeks?

    This story takes place while I was still staying with my home stay family in Naivasha, Kenya.  During the day we were in language and cultural classes.  The evenings we spent with our new families - talking, having dinner, the sisters helping me with swahili, me helping them with their math. One night when I arrived home, I realized we would be eating early as dinner was already started.  Mama Mary (as so named after her first born, named Mary) was home and called to me "Robin, oka,...

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