1. Madagascar All the pretty colors...

    Chameleon on my fence in Sakaramy, Madagascar

  2. Madagascar Another, and another, and another...and one more for good measure.

    Similar to various other Peace Corps countries, transportation in Madagascar was always very entertaining...as long as you had a bit of patience, and flexibility...physical flexibility. I was waiting for a car in Sakaramy for about 45 minutes, and at 7am one finally showed up.  Now keep in mind this car was tiny; a Geo Metro would have seemed to have luxurious amounts of space compared to this car.   While in my home village of Sakaramy, we loaded two huge bushels of bananas on top of the ca...

  3. Madagascar Translation: Good Choices Camp

    Volunteers from various sectors in the northern region of Madagascar came together to plan a camp focusing on life choices.  We each brought 4-6 youth from our villages.  Campers were provided with transportation, three nutritious meals a day, and educational activities regarding environmental issues, nutrition, safe sex, and why it is important to continue their education.

  4. Madagascar Saosihifatra Celebration

    The village celebrates after the succesful installation of three large windmill generators!

  5. Armenia It's What's For Dinner

    I came home surprised one night to find my host mother had purchased two whole pigs - but first, we had to prepare the heads!

  6. Armenia Toasting an Engagement

    Making a vodka toast at my host cousin's engagement party. Engagements are a very public event in Armenia, and shared with the entirety of the bride and groom's families. Along with toasting to their future, the groom formally proposes to the bride at this party.

  7. Armenia Wedding Party

    Part of a wedding ritual for an Armenian couple. The groom's family welcomes the bride's arrival with dancing and gifts, and shows off the live chicken gifted from the bride's family.

  8. Armenia Host mother

    Posing with my host mother, Gohar, on the couch in her Armenian apartment.

  9. Mali A huge angry elephant run

    Letter Home – Written April 2006   Hey everyone. yup, so great story. so I’m gonna tell it. So this week Julia, Caitlin and I all decided we should go out to Caitlin’s village because Julia and I had not gone yet (yes it took us a year). Her village is quite far from Sikasso though - about 2 hours past it on the road towards the Ivory Coast and then another short bike ride off the main road. The area is absolutely beautiful - cliffs and waterfalls and rolling green fields of mango trees. So ...

  10. Tonga Holopeka Sunset

    Sunset in Holopeka, Ha'apai, my homestay village for Group 72 Pre-Service Training.

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