1. Mongolia Horse Race, Interrupted

    My friend and I got a chance to ride along in the ambulance while they followed the horse racing during my town's Naadam. We picked up this little boy after we saw him get bucked off of his horse. He had hit his head, but luckily he was one of the few to wear a helmet. He's only 10 years old, which isn't the youngest I've seen racing. 

  2. Mongolia Victory Dance

    A wrestler who just won his round. If they win, they get to wear the hat and do a victory dance around the flags. From the 2011 Naadam in Baruun-Urt, Mongolia!

  3. Cameroon Out of Africa

    Sitting at Philadelphia International airport waiting for my connecting flight to St. Louis and having a hard time believing that I am finally back in the USA, after 26 months. The layover in Brussels went smoothly. I parted ways with Laura who traveled with me from Yaoundé. We grabbed a Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks before boarding our respective flights. It felt very correct. I didn’t have the panic feelings that I encountered when landing in Paris last summer. This was a good sign, ...

  4. Cameroon Books For Cameroon

    A proud moment when the 40-foot container carrying 23,000+ books donated by Books For Africa for the Books For Cameroon project arrived in my provinical capital.

  5. El Salvador TRASH... FUN? YES

    Youth Group Juvenil QuetzalCoatl of Nuevo Gualcho ready for the Earth Day clean up of empty toxic chemical bottles that were littered throughout their community and river.

  6. Nicaragua Proud Owner of a Bicicleta!

    So I spent the last month and some change trying my best to be a good, frugal Peace Corps volunteer - refusing to buy a brand new bike because of the cost. Sure I have enough money to buy a shiny new bike, and sure I have family members back home who would have loved to “sponsor” my purchase, but I wanted to accomplish this using only the money from my Peace Corps “salary” without leaving myself starving for my next paycheck. [That's generally been my rule here because I'm really trying to ...

  7. Nicaragua Shat on by a Chicken in a Mango Tree

    This week I was shat on by a chicken in a mango tree. That's an entertaining enough story as it is if you ask me, but I will elaborate because, correct me if I'm wrong, but I imagine that none of you have ever been shat on by a chicken – especially not from such an altitude as a mango tree. I've decided you should all be allowed to picture it exactly, so that you can really share in this experience of mine. You can thank me for that later. I've mentioned before that the chickens in my host...

  8. Moldova Peace Corps Moldova 50th Anniversary Tribute

    Song by Tim Hornsby, Brandon McKeel, and Jeremy Taglieri Video and all footage taken by Yoel Malashock

  9. Costa Rica The Guanacasteca Yell

    A young boy performs one of the many different yells to be heard in Guanacaste.

  10. Costa Rica waiting for the afternoon feed

    a pig looks beggingly at the camera, waiting for food.

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