1. Mozambique Newly elected Pres. Obama!

    Travelling home via Zanzibar Island, after my service, I got a glimpse into another countries reaction to President Obama being elected.  In Mozambique they were fast printing fabric with his face on hit that the woman wrap around themselves like skirts. 

  2. Mozambique Chapa Dreams

    Haven't we all fallen asleep on public transport?  No matter how bumpy, tightly packed, stinky, sweaty, or nervous we may be of our laptop shoved in our backpack for the ride to the city...there is nothing quite like the lull of deafening Pandza (Mozambican Pop) and the clatter of chickens to send one off into dream land.

  3. Costa Rica Children of the CEN

    Students from my community Barbacoas de Puriscal pose for a picture at the Children's Nutirtion and Education Center

  4. Morocco A Humble Gift That Meant So Much

    We lived in Marrakesh, Morocco, a centuries old phantasmagorical city on the edge of the Sahara Desert in North Africa. Because of its snow-capped peaks from the High Atlas Mountains on the horizon,  the ubiquitous palm trees, and all the buildings painted the same shade of dusty pink, this town looked like a Hollywood movie set.   It was spring, 1972. We were Peace Corps English language teachers in local high schools. The singing group, Crosby Stills and Nash, of Woodstock fame, had made t...

  5. Tanzania Tanzanian Upper Primary School Band

    Picture of the 1967-68 championship band from Monduli Upper Primary School.  The Drum Major is Godwin Vartalala.

  6. Tanzania Student studies by lantern light.

    Photo of Monduli Upper Primary Student, Lakara Ole Saitoti studying by the light of a lantern.  1967

  7. Madagascar Santa Claus

    Getting ready to make my appearance as Santa Claus at the French School in my town. 

  8. Madagascar Will the Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up

    Typically when you think of Santa Claus, you think immediately of a jolly, older, plump man with rosy cheeks and a long white beard. Of course this image is universal, even for the students and teachers of the private École Française (French School) in my town of Betroka where I served as a TEFL Volunteer. And wouldn’t you know, a couple of the teachers at the École Française had the great idea to bring an authentic “vazaha” (white foreigner) Santa Claus to their students. Where could they po...

  9. Madagascar Making new friends

    Hanging out with the lemurs in southern Madagascar.

  10. Madagascar Thanksgiving Dinner

    Making "Thanksgiving dinner" Malagasy style at my house. 

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