1. St. Vincent and the Grenadines The Yoga of Letting Go

    A Peace Corps staff member told me last week, "Part of being in the Peace Corps is to feel entirely overcome by a complete loss of control." He couldn't have been more right, and I couldn't have been more blatantly slapped in the face with an internal struggle that had been brewing under the surface for some time now. Upon hearing his words I thought to myself, "Well if I didn't already know before that I'm a type A personality, then I certainly know for sure now." A...

  2. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Chateaubelair Rainbow

    The view of the bayside from my Peace Corps home in Chateaubelair, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

  3. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Newlyweds in Richmond Vale

    A couple hailing from Chateaubelair, St. Vincent return home for a "backyard" wedding in their hometown.

  4. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Outside Ms Murrel's

    This little girl was outside of Ms. Murrel's shop helping to sweep outside with a broom. Her mother smiles as the young child explores her curiousity of the foreigner with the camera.

  5. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Finding Truth in Bakes and Cocoa

    “When yah learn from yah eldahs yah learn de truth.” My host mother, Ms. Toney, imparted these words of wisdom to me during my first weeks in St. Vincent. We had been having a discussion about love, life, and the universal pursuit of happiness. I listened as she shared her stories of raising a family in Chateaubelair, her feelings about how Vincentian culture has evolved, and warnings about getting caught up in the local “comess,” or rumor mill. “If a lady nah know who de fadda of she b...

  6. St. Lucia Contemplating Coconuts

    Why is he putting coconuts on his roof? Ah, it must have a leak. Yes, that is it. The roof has a leak and people know how to use resources here to their advantage. But how will he fasten them to the roof? Humm. Maybe he will poor cement on top of them. Builders use cement for everything. But why didn’t he put a layer of cement down before carefully laying the coconuts onto the roof? And, why does he need coconuts and cement? Why not just cement? I don’t see any cement bags.Maybe he is an arti...

  7. Jamaica Jamaica Recap

    Lived the dream!

  8. Jamaica Jamaica-washing

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  9. Haiti A Tale of Two Countries: Father and Son in the Peace Corps

    A Tale of Two Countries Father and Son in the Peace Corps By Mason Robbins, RPCV, Haiti 1999-2001, and Joel Robbins, RPCV, Azerbaijan, 2007-2009 Mason--We like to be able to boast to others, “Been there, done that.” Saying it makes us feel older, more experienced, wiser, more proud and condescending, maybe, when we are young. Saying it to my 63-year-old father makes me proud. Not proud of me, proud of him. My father served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan from 2007 ...

  10. St. Vincent and the Grenadines No More Litter!

    After a successful beach clean-up in my village with the students from my school.

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