1. Micronesia Halloween in the tropics

    Because we all had those times we needed a little (or big) taste of home and such comfortable memories, the PCVs on Kosrae always had a Halloween party.  Complete with long thought-out costumes.  And generally bad beer.   

  2. Micronesia Meeting Worlds

    In July 2006 my United States parents journeyed the thousands of miles and days of cramped airplanes to the tropical heat of Kosrae.  Here my best friend Betra and my host sister Shiela wait at the open walled airport for a glimpse of Ninac and Pahpah fashfash (white mom and dad).  The visit resulted in much sharing of clothing and many laughs.  

  3. Morocco The Ring

    I have been anticipating the past 24 hours because of the beginning of Ramadan. I decided that I would fast, at least in the beginning, for several reasons: first of all, it is such an important, national event, that the first thing people ask me when they see me – "are you fasting? Are you going to fast?"…a lot of pressure. Second, it is an experience that is really special to share with the community – stay up late, get up early (as in 4:30 in the morning early) to eat before the ...

  4. Micronesia Yes, I Do Know How To Swim

    The Department of Education is responsible for classroom observations. Four times a year we are supposed to go sit in on a few classes at each of the seven schools; six elementary and one secondary school. Five of the elementary schools are easy to get to, you drive along Kosrae's one road and you pass them. But Walung is reachable only by boat or down a really steep, one year old, hold-on-to-your-stomach rough dirt road. Electricity in Walung is provided by a rarely used generator. Often W...

  5. Micronesia How To Catch a Reef Fish

    This is a bottle and line for reef fishing used by my host brother to catch supper. Surprisingly effective.

  6. Micronesia Katherine's Island

    I created a map for my friends and family to better visualize the small island on which I lived.

  7. Malawi Matola Adventure Pt. 1

    This was my main mode of transportation when I was in Peace Corps Malawi (06-08) to travel from the village of Kapoka to Misuku where I lived (Chitipa district, bordering Tanzania). It was about a 45-minute ride up winding hills on a dirt road which turned into the red sea during the rainy season. A fun adventure nonetheless!

  8. Malawi Ndolo dance

    This dance is specific to the northern region of Malawi. Performed by women only, this video was taken in the village of Misuku in Chitipa district.

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