1. Ecuador Bailarinas de Ecuador

    Our traditional Ecuadorian dance group of PCVs at family celebration day in Ayora - Ecuador.

  2. Ecuador Group Hug

    Hanging out with the preschoolers at the Centro de Infantil after a health charla in Paquiestancia - Ecuador

  3. Ecuador Milking at Sunset

    Milking cows with my host family in Paquiestancia - Ecuador as the sun sets over the green hills.

  4. Ecuador Youth

    Preschoolers at the Centro de Infantil in Paquiestancia - Ecuador.

  5. Guyana Para Kari Drinking Contest

    Para Kari is a fermented drink made from Cassava.  The process usually takes about half a day to make and the steps are long and have to be exact as some people use the 'bitter' Cassava which has doses of cyanide in the raw tuber. Contests are held every year with both men and women from several villages to see who can drink a pitcher the fastest.  This years winner was from our village who has the call name 'Tubes'.  

  6. Ecuador What!? Foooosball

    Peace Corps Volunteers love to run into classic games like these when they're perusing the annual festivals.

  7. Ecuador Early Morning, Before the Hike

    Nothing says "Thanks for helping!" better than "Help yourself!"  MMM

  8. Ecuador Bad Fruit

    Actually, the Guayaba is delicious!  And there is nothing wrong with these particular fruits.  I do not understand why the breathing subjects in the photo are running away from them.

  9. Ecuador Jungle Calories

    Most of what we eat in the jungle grows right outside. Take this breakfast, for instance: a delectable tea of Guayusa (a tree. support Guayusa growers from Ecuador by shopping for RUNA tea at Whole Foods..), a smashed plantain and a tree bean that only produces edibles one month of each year.

  10. Ecuador In the Shadows

    Throughout time, many of the most creative and intellectual minds have done their best in the shadows.  Some never garner recognition for their talents.  This handicraft workshop is hardly known outside of its own community, but the artists there make the most exquisite works!

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