1. Thailand Sukhothai

    Visiting the Sukhothai historical park site.

  2. Costa Rica Dinner Date

    Going out for dinner has a different meaning in this particlular situation.  Fishing is a large part of the culture here in Tortuguero, Costa Rica.

  3. Costa Rica Digging a Well

    Thirsty? Start digging! 

  4. Ukraine Skvazniak

    Last summer, in the August heat, I was on a bus with two other volunteers on our way to visit our friend in Novaazovsk. People were packed into this bus like sardines in a can, many standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the aisle way. The three of us occupied most of the rear bench seat. The temperature outside was somewhere near 40 degrees, putting the temperature on the bus somewhere near an unbearable 43 degrees. The trip would take about five hours. The minimal free-flowing air on the bus cam...

  5. Ukraine Journalism Club

    I started a journalism club at my school. As a journalist, I thought I knew what I was getting into. But I had to teach the damn thing mostly in another language. In Russian, as a matter of fact. Something I'd overlooked. And it wasn't easy. Eight students showed up to the first meeting. When discussing investigative journalism I told them anything that doesn’t piss someone off isn’t worth writing. Then I tried saying – in Russian – “You’ve got to light a fire under their ass.” Unfortunatel...

  6. Ukraine Veteran honored on Victory Day

    Each year on May 9 countries of the former Soviet Union celebrate Dyen Pobyediy (День Победы!), or Victory Day, marking its defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Great Patriotic War (known in the U.S., of course, as the Second World War). And each year cities across Ukraine and other former countries of the Soviet Union celebrate with parades and other festivities. In Artemovsk, my small eastern Ukrainian home, a parade kicked off the occasion. Beginning at the city center and winding it...

  7. Zambia Marumba Market

    Marumba Market in Livingstone is where locals gather to buy and sell everything -- fruit and vegetables, dried fish, oil, cloth, clothing, bicycles, soaps, games, brooms, hardware, ....

  8. Botswana The Crowd

    The spectators for Maun's International Horse Race included locals, PCVs, expats, and Herrero women, dressed in their full Victorian garb.  People hid under umbrellas, hats, and in the shade cast by trucks from the powerful sun.

  9. Costa Rica Hand Washing Fun

    Children of the Nutrition and Education Center in the community of Barbacoas de Puriscal enjoy washing their hands before lunch.

  10. Botswana Beautiful African Sunset

    The sunset in Botswana- taken during my brief excursion to Botswana from Namibia

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