1. Costa Rica YaY!

    Kinder and first-graders in their school's lunch room being silly! I took a picture of them when I was taking photos of the students that participated in an International Art Exchange.

  2. Costa Rica Longevity

    This is Don Climaco.  A 79-year old hardworking man I call abuelo who is resting one hot afternoon in his favorite chair where no one interrupts him.  He does this every day after he comes from work.

  3. Costa Rica Empanadas, anyone?

    Mom supporting a local fundraiser by helping out making some delicious empanadas! Custom is fry them on a wooden stove.

  4. Costa Rica Making Empanadas

    A group of moms planned a big fundraiser where they sold the most popular foods, one of them was empanadas filled with chicken rice or cheese or beans.  Super delicious! I joined them to learn how to make them and failed a few times but can say I learned pretty good lol

  5. Costa Rica On fire!

    This is the oven artisans in Guaitil de Santa Cruz use to burn the finalized pieces prior to selling them. It heats up to 1200 degrees using wood!

  6. Honduras A Stove for Andrea

    The merciless Honduran sun makes it impossible to open my eyes further than a squint. Attempting to give my eyes a break from sun, I turn my head. A gust of wind filled with sand, dirt, and dust makes sure my eyelids don’t budge. The small gap between the top and bottom of my eyelids allow me to see the rural aldea (town) gradually getting closer as we make our way up the mountain. Ah, my legs are thankful we’ve made it. I immediately forget about the tiresome trek when we’re greeted by...

  7. Honduras A Stove for Andrea

    The merciless Honduran sun makes it impossible to open my eyes further than a squint.  Attempting to give my eyes a break from sun, I turn my head.  A gust of wind filled with sand, dirt, and dust makes sure my eyelids don’t budge.  The small gap between the top and bottom of my eyelids allow me to see the rural aldea (town) gradually getting closer as we make our way up the mountain.     Ah, my legs are thankful we’ve made it.  I immediately forget about the tiresome trek when we’re greeted...

  8. Guatemala This Little Piggy...

    For Christmas my family decided to slaughter their pig. They got the pig as a tiny piglet just as I moved in so I have watched it grow and fatten over the past few months. A pig for Christmas is very special for them... Last night they told me they would be inviting the entire family over early in the morning to begin cooking and preparing to make tamales. While I couldn't help but feel for the doomed porker, I remained as culturally objective as possible on the matter and crawled into bed....

  9. Guatemala Elian's Marbles

    Elian places his marble...

  10. Guatemala Marbles

    Boys playing marbles.

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