1. Morocco Learning how to weave carpets

    While in Morocco I learned how to make two types of carpets.  This is a pile/knotted carpet, almost always woven in red, sometimes with black designs.  The looms were set up in women's homes so they could work whenever they had a chance.  The women sold the carpets in the local market, or kept them for their own use. This type of carpet would take several weeks to complete.

  2. Kazakhstan Sheepherding

    I had the chance to ride some great, naturally wild Kazakh horses in order to help a local man herd his sheep on the Golden Steppe of Kazakhstan. My friend snapped this John Wayne photo towards the end of the day.

  3. Paraguay T-ray to go

    The popular tea, terere, in the ubiquitous leather-covered thermos and taken everywhere in the heat of summer.

  4. Argentina Iguazu

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

  5. Paraguay My house

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

  6. Paraguay Riding a horse

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

  7. Paraguay Host Grandma

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

  8. Paraguay Yerba

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

  9. Paraguay Traditional Dance

    Girls dressed in ao po'i dancing the Paraguayan Polka

  10. 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.

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