1. St. Lucia Dennery Waterfall

    Up a backroad leading away from my village and toward the interior of Saint Lucia is the Dennery Waterfall, a hidden gem. Here are some Girl Guides enjoying the water after our hike up there. 

  2. St. Lucia Girl Guide Ceremony

    This is my entire Girl Guide Company gathered together after the Promise Ceremony in December 2009. 

  3. St. Lucia Girl Guides

    In December 2009, the 24 members of the Girl Guide company I formed at my village primary school became official "Guides" and did their promise ceremony with officers from the St Lucia Girl Guides Association. 

  4. St. Lucia World AIDS Day 2009

    I was invited to give a talk on HIV/AIDS at my village primary school as part of World AIDS Day 2009. This is a picture of all the Grade 3 and 4 students at my session. 

  5. El Salvador Los Robles (The Oaks)

    The Robles family's love radiated through their smiles and interactions. On holidays, we sometimes explored places off the beaten path. During a hike in La Montañona, it struck me that the family was as solid as a tree. In this portrait, I joined the Robles family with their cousin, the Oak. Valentin was a great organic farmer and counterpart. We collaborated on projects and complemented each others' work. I thank Mother Earth and the Peace Corps for uniting me with this family; they are lik...

  6. El Salvador The Culture of Hospitality

    At home, the homeless are almost always strangers to be avoided, but in El Salvador, as is probably true of other developing countries, the homeless are friends and neighbors to be cared for. Whenever I walked the dirt paths of my community, I would often come across a frail elderly woman with a toddler. I was amazed that the toddler was made to walk so much, and that the woman spent little time at home. I assumed the lady liked to chotiar, visit her friends. One day, after expressi...

  7. South Africa South African National Anthem

    The South African National Anthem as sung by students of Gonela Primary School in the Venda area of South Africa. 

  8. Dominican Republic Moab, the greatest Peace Corp dog ever!

    I got him for protection.  My villagers were terrified of him since he was big and black so in their minds that equaled deadly!  But this lab was only ever guilty of licking a person to death, maybe eating my dona's prized chicken too.  He actually worked with me on teaching local children about the importance of not abusing animals.  He came to the school and other education sessions to show that animals have feelings too, and well treated and trained can be man's best friend. 

  9. Dominican Republic The Things We Were Forbidden to Do!

    In the Peace Corp in the Dominican, it was forbidden to do many things or else face being kicked out.  In this photo, I did two of those: rode a motorcycle without a helmet and drove a motorcycle!

  10. Dominican Republic Hopefully they will remember when it matters most!

    This is a picture of my youth group learning to put condoms on using coke bottles as props.  One of my students, Arnarldo, said to me at the end of the day, "I just hope I can remember how to put it on when it matters most!"  He meant it innocently but it sure made the entire class start laughing!

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