1. China At ease

    Floating down a river in Southern Guizhou

  2. China Quick delivery

    A common scene on the streets of China

  3. China Survival

    A Bullfight Festival in Kaili

  4. China In the mood

    Dong ethnic performance in Rongjiang

  5. China Anticipation

    Dinner with the family

  6. China A day's work

    Xijiang Village, Kaili

  7. Turkmenistan Türkmenbaşy mosque in the morning

    During training I lived in a village next to Türmenbaşy metjit (mosque), a huge building reputed to have the tallest minarets in Central Asia.  People didn't go there often, but it was certainly always in view.  It was always stunning to have this in sight every morning, a grand (or intimidating depending on the day) view as I headed to language training every morning.  The only people in the streets at that time are students headed to school.

  8. Zambia That and How.

    Someday, when this journey is over, we will sit together. Perhaps we will be cupping steaming mugs, perhaps we will be stabbing salads, perhaps we will driving to and fro. Because that is what one does when one is young and lives on an island. And we will be talking. Of boyfriends, of other friends, of awful bosses, of the more awful lack thereof. Because that is what one talks about when one is young and lives on an island. And then you will ask me of Africa. And I will tell you certa...

  9. Cambodia Hands

    This photo was taken in a small lean-to on the side of the road in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. My wife (Kara) and I were visiting our adopted grandmothers and they were always holding our hands and telling us about their lives. Their sons and daughters were all killed during the Pol Pot regime and they had no one left to take care of them as they reached old age. They lived off of the food and what little aid they could get from the local pagoda. By the end of our service they were convince...

  10. Azerbaijan Watching the Novruz Bonfires

    My neighbor watching the Novruz bonfires with wonder. Jump over these three times and say a little prayer to burn your bad karma from last year away to start the year fresh. 

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