1. Guatemala The Harvest

    A field worker holds the harvest in his hands with a harvesting tool hanging around his wrist

  2. Guatemala Timid Pride

    Ana poses by her weaving proudly. 

  3. Guatemala Preparing the Garden

    Ana gently works her tiny garden in preparation of planting. 

  4. Guatemala Juan's Radio

    Don Juan falls asleep listening to his radio in the front yard

  5. Guatemala Easter Fish

    Doña Ana prepares a traditional fish soup for Easter

  6. Guatemala Hiking with a Local Family

    This is a picture taken fairly recently in the town of Santa Lucia Utatlan, Solola.  I went hiking with some of my students and their family up a mountain in my town to get a look at the Volcanoes (Volcan San Pedro and Volcan Atitlan) which both sit on Lago de Atitlan.  It was quite a site. 

  7. Malawi Chapati Camaraderie

    Clothes cram up against clothes, up against walls, and people cram up against walls, and stalls, with stalls cramming up against stalls, and baskets, bags, and babies fill in the spaces between. After a venture past baskets, bags, and babies, and a careful avoidance of mysterious most likely toxic puddles, one may happen upon the Chapati Lady in the Mzuzu market. This morning for breakfast I had two chapati, two eggs, shredded cabbage salad with tomato, and chips all pleasantly coated in grea...

  8. Niger Mr. President

    The solemn and proud president of a Peace Corps-initiated student government, in Kollo, Niger.

  9. Niger A Day in the Life

    (a description of a day in the life of a niger peace corps trainee, from my blog: www.xanga.com/astronomigirl)   “There is one way to understand another culture: Live it.  Move into it, ask to be tolerated as a guest, learn the language.  At some point, understanding may come.  It will always be wordless. The moment you grasp what is foreign, you will lose the urge to explain it.”   The call to prayer sounds every morning at sunrise, wailing “Allaaaaaahu Akbar!” as the men make their way to ...

  10. Niger Hard to Explain

    one of the hardest parts of the readjustment process has been trying to summarize my experience. people keep asking me for the highlights and the low points, the best and the worst - but how can you summarize 27 months of living abroad with the peace corps?  this video is my attempt to capture one of the most challenging and wonderful experiences i've ever known, and an homage to a country and people i'll never forget...   music: "hard to explain" by The Strokes

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