1. Turkmenistan Derweze Gas Crater

    "Pit of Hell"

  2. Micronesia Return To Past

    On my first trip to Walung with the Yata Youth Group (where I did all my singing) I found myself awake in the early morning, but not nearly before the cooks or those feeding the pigs or the grandmothers.  As I walked on the beach I came across this canoe floating beside modern outboard motor fishing boats.  Before the picture was taken I watched a young man paddle the boat into the harbor and unload his nights worth of spear fishing catch.

  3. Morocco Who's in Charge Here?

    I knew it was coming.  Adam text messaged me on Wednesday to let me know that he would be coming in early Friday to start his Carte de Sejour process of with the Gendarmes of Goulmima.  I had agreed to help.  For people with more normal jobs being up-and-at-‘em at 8:00 am is no problem, but I grumbled when my phone vibrated four times and beeped at that (un)reasonable hour.  “In town.  meet at gendarmes?” read the text message. I tossed on a pair of shorts, t-shirt, baseball hat and show...

  4. Morocco American Pizza Night!!!

    It really only took one experience to hook my host family on American Pizza.  In short order it became a weekly tradition.  Here my host brother Nunu displays the goods.

  5. Morocco The carnival comes to town but once.

    A cool shot from the taxi stand in Goulmima, Morocco.  A typical everyday scene but for the carnival in the background, which really makes the white pop out.

  6. Morocco Where To?

    My host brother is running out of territory, yet presses on.

  7. Morocco Pop Rocks: Cultural Exchange

    I stopped by a local shop to pick up some food before going to my host family's house for lunch and I noticed that they sold Pop Rocks. My host mom and I had so much fun. :)

  8. Morocco Something Interesting That Way Is

    I don't recall what these boys were looking at, but it must have been pretty great to capture all of their attentions at once.

  9. Morocco The Prophet's Birthday

    This boy was photographed from my house as he overlooked the festival for the Prophet Mohammed's birthday in Goulmima, Morocco.

  10. Micronesia bananas and coconuts

    This is one of my favorite photos from my two Micronesian years, it was taken from inside a tiny fruit stand at my Uncle Natsuo's house where I often bought the pictured produce.  

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