1. 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.

  2. Mozambique Nao e tudo bom...

    This photo is of a boy sleeping in front of a cellphone ad for Vodacom, one of two cell phone companies in Mozambique.  The irony is their motto: Tudo bom means "everything's great".  This photo clearly showed everything was not great.  The photo was taken a day after a popular music festival celebrating the timbila, the original xylophone. 

  3. Mozambique After hours and still working!

    Some evenings, especially during my first year of the Peace Corps, I would help serve in the school cafeteria where I was a teacher.  The students always got a kick out of me helping prepare the food, serve it, and especially clean up at the end of the meal.  I learned that when you have mess hall duty, you have to shovel your own plate down as fast as you can to get right back to work behind the serving counter.  I always had a great time speaking English with students who were not mine and ...

  4. Mozambique Sisterly Love

    I was viviting my husband's family and enjoying a nice Fanta, probably Fanta Laranja-Orange, on a hot summer day.  His cousins were playing in the yard for awhile when Celia decided she wanted to play "mommy" to Lisa who promptly fell asleep.

  5. Botswana Beautiful African Sunset

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

  6. Mozambique Colors and Flags

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

  7. Mozambique Newly elected Pres. Obama!

    Travelling home via Zanzibar Island, after my service, I got a glimpse into another countries reaction to President Obama being elected.  In Mozambique they were fast printing fabric with his face on hit that the woman wrap around themselves like skirts. 

  8. Mozambique Chapa Dreams

    Haven't we all fallen asleep on public transport?  No matter how bumpy, tightly packed, stinky, sweaty, or nervous we may be of our laptop shoved in our backpack for the ride to the city...there is nothing quite like the lull of deafening Pandza (Mozambican Pop) and the clatter of chickens to send one off into dream land.

  9. Mozambique Lady Gaga's Little Monsters in Mozambique

    Me and my sitemate spent the afternoon teaching 50 young girls, who are part of a girls empowerment group, Lady Gaga's epic "Bad Romance" dance.  It was brilliant!

  10. Namibia Escaping rising flood waters

    Owambos living in northern Namibia flee the rising flood waters with their bed mattresses. PCV living in the north have also been relocated for nearly a month now.

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