1. Azerbaijan Goranboy Youth Service Day

      Peace Corps volunteers Amy King, of Merrimack, N.H., and Kate Knisley, of Columbus, Ohio, organized a community environmental service project in Azerbaijan on April 17, 2011 for Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17). Seventy students collected more than 70 lbs. of trash around a local school and built 20 birdhouses to foster biodiversity and help with pest control. Students also planted flowers and created re-usable grocery bags to encourage recycling and conservation. 

  2. Mozambique Colors and Flags

    Education PCV Drew Garland shares his country's colors, culture and creativity at a local primary school.

  3. Moldova Dinner time!

    This is a picture of what a traditional Moldovan table looks like for a party. This particular photo is of the welcoming lunch for the PCV's in our training town.

  4. Moldova Cross-Country Skiing

    When you think of Moldova you do not think of skiing. Life here is always full of suprises! 

  5. Moldova Duck herding

    Here in Moldova ducks are a common food source and learning to herd them can be a tricky process.  Luckily, my neighbor was a great teacher and I quickly learned the important techniques of keeping my quacking friends in line.

  6. Costa Rica All Smiles In Tortuguero

    The children of Tortuguero share a laugh with each other

  7. Costa Rica Making Lomos

    Our local community Children's Nutrition and Education Center of Barbacoas de Puriscal made "lomos" one of Costa Rica's many delicious typical foods.

  8. Costa Rica Children of the CEN

    Students from my community Barbacoas de Puriscal pose for a picture at the Children's Nutirtion and Education Center

  9. Moldova Going back to my roots...

    So I decided today that I needed to get my hair back to its natural color.  Although I was born with white/blonde hair it turned dirty blonde and then a sort of mousey brown in my late teens.  So in Moldova I have decided to attempt using a box of hair dye (with directions in Russian) to change my hair back to the color of my roots.  Because I cannot read Russian, I have enlisted the help of my host mom to help me dye my hair. So apparently, I thought my host mom was going to help me ...

  10. Moldova Goat Herdin'

    After a weekend filled with gorging ourselves at Easter celebrations, Emily and I decided to take a walk around her village of Peresecina for some exercise. We eventually found ourselves walking along a path discussing very important matters, such as the name of the strange bugs that kept buzzing around our heads, when we stumbled upon a herd of goats and their very enthusiastic shepherd. The shepherd was in a very festive mood and happy to meet the two of us and our camera. It was a f...

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