1. Niger COS Conference Niger 2003

    Here is a photo of Volunteers in Niger at their COS conference which took place at the Parc W in Niger, West Africa.  There were babboons and other animals watching us as we celebrated our service and learned about readjusting to American Life.

  2. Togo Becoming Abla

    A man does what he must to provide for his family. But in the small West African nation of Togo, it goes much deeper than that: each man is assigned a name based on the things he does, and is constantly judged by it. When I began my service as Peace Corps Volunteer in the village of Amegnran more than 15 years ago, I quickly learned that the predominant ethnic group in the area — the Ouatchi — classified every man by his character, work ethic and worth to his neighbors. According to the ...

  3. Mozambique Oh Look! A Dance Party

    I happened upon a band playing one afternoon in neighboring 'bairro'.

  4. Mozambique January Day

    A nice ride in January to the neighboring village to meet friends and family.

  5. Mozambique Bringin' Home the Bacon

    Riding back to the village with our Mozambican Independence Day meal.

  6. Mozambique some light reading

    One of my favorite people at site thought she'd do a little light reading.

  7. Mozambique The Fire Comes Close

    A brush fire came a little too close for comfort one evening in Mozambique.

  8. Mozambique Perspective

    While I was focused on the chameleon, they were focused on me. 

  9. Mozambique Reading The Economist

    There were a number of children in my backyard, and i frequently gave them magazines or pictures to go through and look at.  This particular child was thoroughly enraptured by this edition of The Economist, and made for a great photo. 

  10. Mozambique A Weekend of Soccer and Games

    I went to watch my town play our rival (the next closest town to us, 2 1/2 hours away) in a friendly soccer match last summer. I turned out to be more exciting to watch than the players to this group of kids. They danced and sang for me, ignoring the many pleas of the soccer fans to pay attention to the game (which we won!). 

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