1. Tanzania Student studies by lantern light.

    Photo of Monduli Upper Primary Student, Lakara Ole Saitoti studying by the light of a lantern.  1967

  2. Botswana Mopane worms

    Mopane worms are eaten throughout Botswana.  They are named for the pane tree, whose leaves they eat.  While those pictured are live; after they have been prepared, they tend to be a deep green.  They are first dried, then deep-fried in oil, then cooled.  They are sold by the baggieful and munched on by young and old, wealthy and less so.

  3. Madagascar Santa Claus

    Getting ready to make my appearance as Santa Claus at the French School in my town. 

  4. Madagascar Will the Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up

    Typically when you think of Santa Claus, you think immediately of a jolly, older, plump man with rosy cheeks and a long white beard. Of course this image is universal, even for the students and teachers of the private École Française (French School) in my town of Betroka where I served as a TEFL Volunteer. And wouldn’t you know, a couple of the teachers at the École Française had the great idea to bring an authentic “vazaha” (white foreigner) Santa Claus to their students. Where could they po...

  5. Madagascar Making new friends

    Hanging out with the lemurs in southern Madagascar.

  6. Madagascar Thanksgiving Dinner

    Making "Thanksgiving dinner" Malagasy style at my house. 

  7. Madagascar My house

    Picture of my house in Betroka.

  8. Madagascar Malagasy man opening coconuts

    This guy was preparing an afternoon snack for us on Ile St. Marie.

  9. Madagascar Fishing boats in Diego

    These boats were on the beach during my spring break trip to Diego in April 2002.

  10. Madagascar Hanging out with my Boy Scout Troop

    I was a troop leader with this Boy Scout Troop in my town.

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