1. Costa Rica Baile Tipico

    This drawing was chosen as one of the winners for the Drawing Competition I put together at my elementary school. It was created by Dayana, a little girl who is very shy yet talented currently in 4th grade.

  2. Burkina Faso A Wonderful African Success Story

    A Wonderful African Success Story  Richard P. Phelps   Two decades ago, I traveled to Burkina Faso, in the African Sahel region, to teach mathematics. There, I would enjoy the company of extraordinarily friendly people and cooperative students, improve my woeful French, and travel across the gorgeous and historically significant West Africa some as a tourist. Also, I would experience dust storms, heat rashes, a scorpion sting, and several illnesses, some of which I could identify and...

  3. Mongolia Murun's Monastery

    Buddha watches over the town.

  4. Mongolia Christina and Chingiss Khan

    Ice Festival at Lake Khuvsgul

  5. Mongolia Taiga Home

    A fellow volunteer and I went to the Taiga to visit the reindeer people or Tsaatan Khuun. This was Jijii, the son of our tour guide, outside his traditional home, with it's not so traditional sattelite dish.

  6. Thailand About a Girl

    Prologue: A Good-Smelling Woman is Hard to Resist Girls complicate things. This is a well known cross-cultural phenomenon. Anthropologists all over the world have conducted field studies, and the one thing they agree on is, Women are crazy. This theory has been verified to such an extent as to become anthropological law, or, more precisely, a series of laws. The Laws of Women: The First Law of Women states that all women, without exception, are nuts. The Second Law of Women states ...

  7. South Africa Broken Down Orange Truck

    Once a month, our village holds a Pensioners' market.  Here is a broken down orange truck at the market.  Everything from house-hold goods, fruits and vegetables, live chickens, clothes, and plastic buckets are sold at the market.

  8. South Africa Pots and Buckets for Sale at the Market

    Once a month, our village holds a Pensioners' market.  Here is a picture of cooking pots and plastic bathing buckets for sale at the market.  Everything from house-hold goods, fruits and vegetables, live chickens, and clothes are sold at the market.

  9. South Africa If you are what you eat, does that make me an arthropod?

      I ate fried Mopane (Mopani) worms for the first time... Well, they are not actually worms, they're caterpillars.  So, I guess you can say that I'm officially an insectivore now.  They tasted smoky and were very crunchy. Mopani worms are a local delicacy especially for the Shangaan people. Sometimes they are fried and other times they are boiled. People eat them here like potato chips or popcorn. Eventually, if these creatures are allowed to grow, they will become a beautiful Emperor mo...

  10. South Africa Peanuts, Sugar Beans, and Fried Mopane Worms for Sale

      Peanuts, sugar beans, and fried Mopane (Mopani) worms for sale at the monthly market in the village.  Mopane worms are not actually worms at all, they're caterpillars.  Mopane worms are a local delicacy and are sometimes fried and other times boiled. People eat them here like potato chips or popcorn.  

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