1. Honduras When I spit on children I cure diseases

    I have come to realize that my idea of normal has changed significantly. Things never seem that strange to me at the time… and then I think about explaining it to folks back home. So, here’s one such experience: I’m hanging out at my cousin's house, enjoying the mango juice we just made (from pre-ripened mangos…which are also quite delicious to eat dipped in sugar). Yola, the woman who goes house to house selling Ropa Americana had just finished showing us the stock she just brought back...

  2. Namibia Sunset Over the Mountains

    Another sunset in the NamibRand Nature Reserve which is a part of the Namib Naukluft National Park and the Namib Desert (worlds oldest desert). This photo was taken from the top of a sand dune overlooking the fields and fairy circles below and the mountains beyond.

  3. Namibia Light Illusions

    During a cloudy day at the NamibRand Nature Reserve which is a part of the Namib Naukluft National Park and the Namib Desert (worlds oldest desert), the sunlight was filtering through the clouds and gave the illusion of underwater mountains.

  4. Namibia Sunset in the Namib

    This photo was taken at sunset in the NamibRand Nature Reserve which is a part of the Namib Naukluft National Park and the Namib Desert (worlds oldest desert).

  5. Bulgaria First Day of School

    Plamena and Julien, 10th graders at Tzar Simeon Vocational High School, commemorate the first school day of the year.

  6. Bulgaria Trifonov Den

    Two men celebrating St. Trifon's Day in Zhitnitza, Bulgaria.

  7. Bulgaria The Commute Forward

    “Vasilena?” “She travels, Gospozha!” “Djunait?  He doesn’t travel, does he?” “No, he lives in town.  He should be here!” 10A and I enacted this little ritual every time I took roll call, every day for my first three months as an English teacher at Gimnazia Tzar Simeon. “Ivanka?” “She travels!” “Kristina?” “Travels!” “Lyudmila?” “Travels!” Ms. Dunn’s Professional English Class tends to fall near the first or the last class period of the day.  Ro...

  8. Senegal Bath Time

    Baby sister, Ami (aka Jessica) enjoying the fact she is small enough to hang out in the bucket.

  9. Senegal Night Braids

    My best friend, Dou braiding my hair in the dark one last time.

  10. Senegal Learning

    My two little brothers reciting what they learned in class that day. The best way to get information across is to incorporate karate moves.

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