1. Nicaragua Thanksgiving

    Who says you need to be in America to enjoy a Thanksgiving Turkey?

  2. Nicaragua Youth Team

    Here is my youth team that took forever to form. Together we toured all around Matagalpa and even though we weren't part of an official organization we all knew we were the best.

  3. Nicaragua Campeones

    his weekend was the finals for my youth soccer league. It was a long time in the works and well worth it. Of course there were a couple setbacks, my directors could not come, one of the NGOs pulled out, the mayor’s office could not lend me the audio system, but who is complaining? I learned long ago that nothing in Nicaragua goes as planned and you just have to roll with the punches. Yes, I would have loved to have had a big audio system to announce the play by play action of the game and hav...

  4. Nicaragua King of Latrines

    Greetings all, it has been a spell since I have written or have even thought about my blog. I am sorry that I have not kept you all updated about my life, but it seems to have slipped my mind. While there is no adequate excuse, you are just going to have to accept that I have been quite busy and that my life just hasn’t been that interesting. Well, I think at least one of those previous comments is true; I’ll let you be the judge. I don’t want to this be an overzealous approach to recollect ...

  5. Nicaragua La Liga

    Its back, la liga infantil/juvenil de futbol campo is up and running and stronger than ever. After much apprehension and anxiety I have gotten my act together and am working with La Liga 2.0. Like my SPA project it has not been a perfectly smooth ride, but I don’t care, it is soccer and it is fun. While it may not be my main project and is not exactly what Peace Corps wants me doing, it is my baby project and is what keeps me sane while in San Dionisio. I am surprised how much I missed all o...

  6. Ukraine Peace Corps Presentation

        I came to realize that while most people had known about the Peace Corps for years, few really understood what the organization was or why it existed at all. So when my university asked me to put on a presentation for a conference I chose Peace Corps as my topic. The three goals of Peace Corps, the different fields and countries it worked in was pretty much all new information for my audience.  

  7. Ukraine Mummy Maker

      Here my English Club is having a Halloween Party I put together for them. They were at first reluctant to embrace a party like atmosphere while in a classroom, but they enthusiastic wrapped each other up in toilet paper.

  8. Ukraine Ukrainian Marriage Agencies

      When my Ukrainian girlfriend broke up with me I wasn't thrilled, but I wasn't that surprised either, the relationship was stalled and I knew it was going to end eventually. That she broke up with me did come as a surprise to people back in America who seemed convinced that Ukrainian women would want to marry me for a ride back into America.  They didn't.  Girls there wanted the same thing they wanted from me in America, which was friendship.  The somewhat aggravating result was that most o...

  9. Costa Rica YaY!

    Kinder and first-graders in their school's lunch room being silly! I took a picture of them when I was taking photos of the students that participated in an International Art Exchange.

  10. Guatemala This Little Piggy...

    For Christmas my family decided to slaughter their pig. They got the pig as a tiny piglet just as I moved in so I have watched it grow and fatten over the past few months. A pig for Christmas is very special for them... Last night they told me they would be inviting the entire family over early in the morning to begin cooking and preparing to make tamales. While I couldn't help but feel for the doomed porker, I remained as culturally objective as possible on the matter and crawled into bed....

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