1. Guatemala Charla

    Some of the women in the group before an ice-breaker.

  2. Guatemala Sisters

    Sisters at a Cajolá festival.

  3. Guatemala Age and Beauty

    A local woman in my training town, San Antonio Aguas Calientes. 

  4. Guatemala Above The Crowd

    A child in the Aldea of Pahaj leans over the top of schools fence to see the parade for Carnival.  

  5. Guatemala Super Moon on Top of a Volcano

    I took this photo on top of Volcan Tajamulco, the tallest volcano in Central America (Guatemala).  We climbed it the night that the moon was at its closest point to the earth and it made for some great photos.  This is a photo of other PCV's enjoying the view.  

  6. Guatemala Rain on a Tin Roof

                The rain used to be quite calming before the beginning of the rainy season.  It would be something that I enjoyed sleeping in, especially with the tin roofs here in Guatemala.  Yet, now the overly loud slapping of rain against the slim pieces of tin that make up the roof is far less romantic than before.  Storms were always part of what I loved about the world.  Back home storms came far more subtly, gently rolling through in the distance and giving fair warning to all who lived ...

  7. Honduras Head, Shoulders. Knees and Toes

    These teachers were part of the Teaching English and Methodology course that Peace Corps Honduras Youth Development project does in collaboration with the Honduran Secretary of Education. PCVs teach public school teachers HOW to teach English so they can better fulfill the government's mandate that they all teach English in the public schools. This video is from their graduation ceremony.

  8. Guatemala La Rosa

    On the eve of our site assignments I sat in the kitchen with Rosa over a dinner of eggs, tomato, and tortilla. I was antsy and excited to know where the next two years of my life would be set. Rosa looked up and said, "Grace, I am much more nervous than you are." Then her eyes began to fill with tears and she began a lengthy and beautiful admission of her gratitude for all the volunteers she has received. She pointed out that she had never had the opportunity nor even the notion o...

  9. Guatemala Chucho de la Calle

    At 4pm on Monday I headed to the bus with my new puppy Chula which would take us back to the village from the pueblo. The bus didn't actually leave until nearly 5 and during this waiting period the puppy was particularly antsy and I took her off the bus a number of times to try to get her to pee, -but to no avail. The bus was parked on a rather unsafe corner and she kept trying to run off under the bus which made me nervous. Let me just be clear in saying that this dog had 2 rather long wind...

  10. Guatemala Who Will Stop The Rain?

    I was just about to settle onto my bed to watch a movie on my lap top. It was a chilly and rainy night and it seemed like curling up to watch a movie was just the thing to do. As I began get cozy, I happened to look up and notice wet spots on the wall behind my bed. The water was collecting on the wall like beads of sweat and then dripping to the floor. I called Yolanda and Rodolfo's attention to it and they said it was nothing to worry about and suggested I just pull the bed away from the w...

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