1. Georgia Spring Collage

    Winter has finally passed in Georgia and people are out and about enjoying the beauty of Spring and the much awaited warm weather.

  2. Moldova Bunny fun

    Spring is without a doubt my favorite time of the year in Moldova. Living with a host family I am able to see what it's like to grow your own food in the garden, make your own cheese from your goat, and how to raise farm animals. With Spring comes all of the babies! This picture is of a very fat bunny that my host dad thought was so funny looking that one day he brought him in the house and put him on my bed so a friend of mine and I could play with him. The bunny got comfortable!

  3. Moldova Learning Business Skills

    This video is of a entrepreneurship seminar I held in my town for youth. 

  4. Ukraine Skvazniak

    Last summer, in the August heat, I was on a bus with two other volunteers on our way to visit our friend in Novaazovsk. People were packed into this bus like sardines in a can, many standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the aisle way. The three of us occupied most of the rear bench seat. The temperature outside was somewhere near 40 degrees, putting the temperature on the bus somewhere near an unbearable 43 degrees. The trip would take about five hours. The minimal free-flowing air on the bus cam...

  5. Ukraine Journalism Club

    I started a journalism club at my school. As a journalist, I thought I knew what I was getting into. But I had to teach the damn thing mostly in another language. In Russian, as a matter of fact. Something I'd overlooked. And it wasn't easy. Eight students showed up to the first meeting. When discussing investigative journalism I told them anything that doesn’t piss someone off isn’t worth writing. Then I tried saying – in Russian – “You’ve got to light a fire under their ass.” Unfortunatel...

  6. Ukraine Veteran honored on Victory Day

    Each year on May 9 countries of the former Soviet Union celebrate Dyen Pobyediy (День Победы!), or Victory Day, marking its defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Great Patriotic War (known in the U.S., of course, as the Second World War). And each year cities across Ukraine and other former countries of the Soviet Union celebrate with parades and other festivities. In Artemovsk, my small eastern Ukrainian home, a parade kicked off the occasion. Beginning at the city center and winding it...

  7. Ukraine Host Mom Dynamo

    My best memory of my host-mom is how hard-working and industrious she was. She would be up every morning at dawn or earlier to cook the family breakfast. She had to send her daughter and me off with coffee and a very good meal. After that, she busied herself in her very productive garden for most of the day. She turned the soil, planted, weeded, watered and coaxed an abundance out of her garden. There was nothing she wouldn't tackle.  In the evening, dinner was a delicious meal. Many times th...

  8. Azerbaijan Goranboy Youth Service Day

      Peace Corps volunteers Amy King, of Merrimack, N.H., and Kate Knisley, of Columbus, Ohio, organized a community environmental service project in Azerbaijan on April 17, 2011 for Global Youth Service Day (April 15-17). Seventy students collected more than 70 lbs. of trash around a local school and built 20 birdhouses to foster biodiversity and help with pest control. Students also planted flowers and created re-usable grocery bags to encourage recycling and conservation. 

  9. Moldova Dinner time!

    This is a picture of what a traditional Moldovan table looks like for a party. This particular photo is of the welcoming lunch for the PCV's in our training town.

  10. Moldova Cross-Country Skiing

    When you think of Moldova you do not think of skiing. Life here is always full of suprises! 

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