1. Madagascar All the pretty colors...

    Chameleon on my fence in Sakaramy, Madagascar

  2. Madagascar Another, and another, and another...and one more for good measure.

    Similar to various other Peace Corps countries, transportation in Madagascar was always very entertaining...as long as you had a bit of patience, and flexibility...physical flexibility. I was waiting for a car in Sakaramy for about 45 minutes, and at 7am one finally showed up.  Now keep in mind this car was tiny; a Geo Metro would have seemed to have luxurious amounts of space compared to this car.   While in my home village of Sakaramy, we loaded two huge bushels of bananas on top of the ca...

  3. Madagascar Saosihifatra Celebration

    The village celebrates after the succesful installation of three large windmill generators!

  4. Malawi monkey see monkey do

    On Lake Malawi, there was a place called Cape McClear. On this Cape, there is a place called Monkey Bay. I would escape from work and go stay in a hut to watch the beautiful sunsets. The locals would make me pancakes and bananas for breakfast. The monkeys would come and grab the banana peels, grab the fruit out of the tourists hands. and play on the steps. They saw no evil, heard no evil, and spoke no evil.

  5. Romania Laundry at home

    Washing clothes at home. In the winer I had to use rubber gloves to protect my hands from the very cold water.

  6. El Salvador TRASH... FUN? YES

    Youth Group Juvenil QuetzalCoatl of Nuevo Gualcho ready for the Earth Day clean up of empty toxic chemical bottles that were littered throughout their community and river.

  7. Nicaragua Proud Owner of a Bicicleta!

    So I spent the last month and some change trying my best to be a good, frugal Peace Corps volunteer - refusing to buy a brand new bike because of the cost. Sure I have enough money to buy a shiny new bike, and sure I have family members back home who would have loved to “sponsor” my purchase, but I wanted to accomplish this using only the money from my Peace Corps “salary” without leaving myself starving for my next paycheck. [That's generally been my rule here because I'm really trying to ...

  8. Nicaragua Shat on by a Chicken in a Mango Tree

    This week I was shat on by a chicken in a mango tree. That's an entertaining enough story as it is if you ask me, but I will elaborate because, correct me if I'm wrong, but I imagine that none of you have ever been shat on by a chicken – especially not from such an altitude as a mango tree. I've decided you should all be allowed to picture it exactly, so that you can really share in this experience of mine. You can thank me for that later. I've mentioned before that the chickens in my host...

  9. Malawi the lorry transport

    This was standard transportation in Malawi circa 1992. Hard to fathom when coming from a land of one car per person in the USA.

  10. Malawi kudu

    Kudu on top of nyika plateau. Malawi 1992.

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