1. Fiji Wedding Bliss

      We were stationed on Kioa Island in Fiji. It was a unique situation because the island was inhabited by a group of Polynesians in the midst of Melanesian Fiji. Kioa was bought in 1946 by the people of Vaitupu, an island in the nation of Tuvalu, with money earned from American Armed Forces during WWII and settled October 26, 1947 by 37 original settlers. The Tuvaluans brought with them only their culture, religion, and lifestyle - which have been preserved and are still in tact today. This i...

  2. Lesotho Colors of Lesotho

    In a remote village in the beautiful mountain kingdom, a local Mosotho boy shyly smiles upward towards a group of herd-boys passing through the area on their donkeys.

  3. Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Kurban Bayram

    Turkmen have an interesting tradition for Kurban Bayram (the feast of the sacrifice) where they will swing on giant swings. It is said that if you swing a certain number of times on the swing during the 3 days of Kurban Bayram an angel will come and take away your sins. 

  4. Bulgaria Oh No You Didn't...

    In training, my host family got a new kitten who decided she was the new dog.

  5. Morocco Rabat Ville Train Station

    The view looking out from the Rabat Ville train station in Rabat's capital city.

  6. Ghana Baby Doll

    Women in Ghana carry their babies on their back. My favorite little girl, Yaa, would carry around her "baby"- a stalk of sugar cane- on her back as lovingly as any American child would carry a toy baby doll.

  7. Jordan Camp GLOW

    Pioneer year for Camp GLOW Jordan.  Taking a break after broom hockey with new friends.

  8. Jordan Broadening Perspectives

    Students from a special education center and students from the local middle school had an opportunity to interact and play games.

  9. Jordan Young Salesman

    A little boy in Petra sets up shop

  10. Jordan High on Life

    Culturally "inappropriate" in the spring

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