1. Madagascar Tradition Meets Technology

    Villagers in Madagascar watch a video about the System of Rice Intenisfication (SRI) on the PCVs computer.

  2. Thailand Tree Planting

    This was at a school in Amphur Sega.  Eucaliptus trees were planted for fuel and to help manage mixing of the salt and fresh water aquafers by having the trees pump out water between them.

  3. Thailand Trust the Children

    In one of my favorite places I worked, Ging Amphur Bung Khong Long, some of the village boys were showing me how they fished.

  4. Mexico Dress for Success

    On my first day of service at my new site, I reported to the SEMARNAT office in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.  SEMARNAT is the Mexican equivalent of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and my assignment was to contribute my experience as a Coastal Engineer to a large wetland restoration project.  SEMARNAT wanted me to help design hydraulics, erosion, and water quality projects. Now I don't mean to brag, but I am a professional Engineer.  The work sounded very similar to projects I had worked on...

  5. Mexico Crocodile Farming in Nayarit

    Releasing farmed baby crocodiles into the swamp, the "Marismas Nacionales" in Nayarit, Mexico.

  6. Niger Nap Time

    While helping out with a Girl's Camp I came across this beautiful sight. I love it because it is so counter cultural. All of these girls, some had just met each other a few days ago, all squished together on this mat taking a rest in the afternoon. Can you imagine this happening in the USA?

  7. Niger Movie Night

    I was visiting a friend and went to a little store to get some cold drinks. When I stepped in I looked to my right and out the side door I saw all these faces staring back at me (well sort of). Then I realized all these people were watching TV, not me. They really could have cared less about be standing there, well that is until I pulled out my camera, then I got a little more attention.

  8. Bulgaria Baba Choir

      A Bulgarian Baba choir performs a wedding dance in Dobarsko part of Razlog municipality, Blagoevgrad Province. This choir is in the community that Peace Corps volunteer Joe Waling lives. One of the women in the choir is Joe's host mother.        The Church of Theodore Tyro and Theodore Stratales is located in Dobarsko and dates back to at least 1614, but some claim 1122. The church is a destination for tourists and the choir performs for the visitors.      I took this low quality video with...

  9. Paraguay Bahia Negra Boat

    Though the Rio Paraguay is massive and carries a huge amount of freight, it can also be incredibly serene. This is especially true up in the extremely isolated northern town of Bahia Negra, Paraguay, on the southern edge of the amazingly vast and biodiverse Pantanal wetland.

  10. Malawi Protest

    A Peaceful protest in my boma with women of all ages, some men and a procession of cars, paraded around the boma prtesting the abuse of women and female child.

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