1. Senegal Thian Ndao

    My host sister found a new toy.

  2. Senegal Falling Asleep

    The sudden and strong wind that usually brings rain starts before dawn this morning, and since I live in fear of my hut collapsing with every breeze, I wake up. With no real anxiety, I sleepily make a mental list of what to collect from the ruin, the rocks and mud: my wallet and cell phone, my Senegalese work permit, my two passports (Peace Corps kids are just that cool), a sweater. I curl my feet up away from the part of my bed that inevitably gets soaked in every downpour and poke my cat un...

  3. Morocco Boxing in Marrakesh

    This picture was taken in the Jemaa Lfna, Marrakesh Morocco. The Jemaa Lfna is a place to see snake charmers, monkeys, story tellers and acrobats and fortune tellers. I had a chance to meet up with my friend Chris for a few hours while he was passing through Marrakesh. Chris has been a mime for 20+ years, and has traveled all over the world. My friend Chris wanted to his routine of magic tricks and making balloon animals. It didn't take him long to find a man (the guy in the red hat) who had ...

  4. Fiji Toothbrush Drill

    My host family sister Adi had to improvise in order to reach the water faucet during her morning brush...

  5. Liberia "Going Bananas"

    Liberians are very capable of carrying most anything on thier heads, and in this case, it is bananas getting a ride...

  6. Fiji Open Wide Please...

    The dentist and his assistant extract a tooth from a student during a health team school tour on my home island of Kadavu.

  7. Moldova Apple Juice, Moldovan Style

    There are two sounds I failed to capture but that you must insert into the video for yourself. The first is the sound of grown men and children alike yelling, “Shhhhhoo! Shhhhhoo!” at the chickens, who sneak over to eat the apple bits. The second is the laughter of the little boy’s sister as he tries to juice apples with the men.  

  8. Moldova Cutting a pig

    How to kill your pig for food, Moldovan style

  9. Moldova Winter in the Moldovan forest

    The second snowfall in my village, which is enveloped in a centuries-old forest

  10. Moldova Gender Roles

    The Romanian language is split into genders, just like French or Spanish. For example, masă, or table, is feminine while scaun, or chair, is masculine. I introduce myself as a profesoară, not a profesor, because I am a woman. This makes teaching gender roles to my 5th-7th grades this week difficult, as the very words I speak have an assigned gender. Usually, the masculine and feminine versions of a word have the same meaning. I may be an americancă and you may be an american, but we are ...

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