1. Costa Rica In the Coffee Fields

    A young girl hangs out in the coffee fields in Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica while her family picks coffee.

  2. Costa Rica Coffee Pickers

    The Bakere family from Bocas del Toro, Panama take a break from picking coffee in Santa Maria de Dota, Costa Rica.  The family has been migrating to Dota, Costa Rica for 15 years during the coffee harvest season of December to March.

  3. Costa Rica Selling Bread

    A woman goes door to door selling bread in Grenada, Nicaragua during the early morning hours.

  4. Costa Rica Working On the Potters Wheel

    A man makes a traditional Nicaraguan vase in Grenada, Nicaragua.

  5. Costa Rica Nicaraguan Girl

    A young girl poses for the camera on the Isla de Ometepe in Nicaragua.

  6. Bulgaria Christmas Dinner

    I returned to my host family's house for Christmas dinner.

  7. Bulgaria High School Students Performing the Thriller Dance

    For the Halloween Party at my High School the students performed Michael Jackson's Thriller Dance.

  8. Malawi The Lions of the Gule Wankulu

    The Gule Wankulu, means "Big Dance" in Chichewa, the main language in Malawi. It is a dance performed by men who dress up in eleaborate costumes to conceal their identities. Legend says they are possessed by spirits so women and children run away from them. The members of the Gule Wankulu usually perform for ceremonies like funerals, weddings, pillar ceremonies, etc. Towards the end of the dance there are large "animal" costumes that come out as a finale of sorts. These ar...

  9. Malawi Even Chickens Ride the Bus

    These are just a couple of young girls I sat next to on a mini bus who had a live chicken with them.

  10. Malawi Everyone Loves to Dance in the Rain!

    One day during rainy season, we had a particularly heavy down pour so I was just sitting in my house, reading and enjoying the thundering cacophony emanating from my tin roof. I was laying on my sofa when I thought I heard laughter and singing drifting in my open front window. When I sat up to investigate, I discovered a few neighbor children dancing and singing outside my house, half-naked in the pouring rain. Needless to say, it brought a huge smile to my face and was a great photo op!

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