1. Paraguay Man and horse

    My horse Bigote, (mustache) bonding with my host uncle who took care of him.

  2. Argentina Iguazu

    In guarani, Iguazu means Big Water. This view right outside of modern-day Paraguay, in Argentina.

  3. Paraguay My house

    My Peace corps house. A little fancier than most, with free garbage disposals.

  4. Paraguay Riding a horse

    This is me riding a horse for the first time in Paraguay. I later bought my own.

  5. Paraguay Host Grandma

    My host grandma is awesome, as you can see here.

  6. Paraguay Yerba

    A long aisle of yerba, the shredded, dried plant needed to make terere or mate.

  7. Paraguay Traditional Dance

    Girls dressed in ao po'i dancing the Paraguayan Polka

  8. Paraguay Me and mom

    Me and my host mom, Conchena, with whom I laughed for two years. One of my favorite people in the world.

  9. Paraguay Firehole

    My friend's dad in front of the tatakua, or fire hole in guarani, used to cook traditional foods.

  10. Paraguay Carnaval

    Somehow I let them convince me to samba down the main avenue in a gold sequined bra top and a skirt.

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