1. Azerbaijan The Long Wait

    I enjoyed greeting this gentleman as I passed his favorite resting place on a side street in Sheki.

  2. Georgia My Workspace

    Student presentations in the classroom.

  3. Ukraine Peace Corps Presentation

        I came to realize that while most people had known about the Peace Corps for years, few really understood what the organization was or why it existed at all. So when my university asked me to put on a presentation for a conference I chose Peace Corps as my topic. The three goals of Peace Corps, the different fields and countries it worked in was pretty much all new information for my audience.  

  4. Ukraine Mummy Maker

      Here my English Club is having a Halloween Party I put together for them. They were at first reluctant to embrace a party like atmosphere while in a classroom, but they enthusiastic wrapped each other up in toilet paper.

  5. Ukraine Ukrainian Marriage Agencies

      When my Ukrainian girlfriend broke up with me I wasn't thrilled, but I wasn't that surprised either, the relationship was stalled and I knew it was going to end eventually. That she broke up with me did come as a surprise to people back in America who seemed convinced that Ukrainian women would want to marry me for a ride back into America.  They didn't.  Girls there wanted the same thing they wanted from me in America, which was friendship.  The somewhat aggravating result was that most o...

  6. Ukraine RPCV Adds a Y

    Piece to go with photo:      “Hello, Ms. Taylor. Our records show that you are filing for a name change. Can you please spell your desired new last name?”             “Yes. B-a-l-t-i-y-s-k-y-y.” “Ok, I’ll put in the records Baltisky is your new last name. Is that Russian?"   “No, it's Ukrainian. My husband's from Ukraine. It’s spelled:   B, as in back home           A, as in, acceptance           L, as in, missing Lviv           T, as in, terrified by traffic           I, as in, irrit...

  7. Ukraine September 11th Across the Ocean

    The word for terrorist sounds the same in the three languages of my daily life -- English, Russian and Ukrainian. But I didn't want to write about the attacks on America in any language. There has been enough in the news, I wrote to one friend. I am in Ukraine, what do I know, I e-mailed another. The truth? I was scared I couldn't find the right words. Turns out, I didn't have to. A little girl in the fifth form at School Number 37 in Poltava found them for me. As we flipped though a copy o...

  8. Bulgaria Community Service Project

    Community Service Project in Kneja, Bulgaria.

  9. Azerbaijan Keeping Up

    Hired helpers were trying to keep up at an Azeri village wedding.

  10. Moldova Cotton Candy

    Katea's first bite of cotton candy.

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