1. St. Lucia Greasy Pole Madness

    This is a picture of me and a couple of friends erecting the greasy pole as part of Independence Day activities in St. Lucia.  While it looks difficult putting it up, it certainly proved much more challenging for community members to scale to the top and claim the cash prize, and of course, a bottle of rum. 

  2. Niger Next to the chief

    My view in the chief's entryroom on the first day of Eid al-Fitr (the celebration of the end of Ramadan)

  3. Niger Snack time!

    A typical snack in Niger - tastes like potato chips!

  4. Niger Sixth grade

    This is the size of a typical sixth grade classroom in Niger. Notice the boy:girl ratio.

  5. Dominica A Grandpa To Look Up To

    During a long wait at a village bus stop for a ride to town, I was able to witness this moment between a grandpa and grandson.  As we all took refuge from the hot afternoon sun, I noticed what a great photo it would be and thus asked permission to take the photo - luckily the shot came right when the little boy was looking up at his grandpa.  It was nice to see Mr. Frederick out and about, as walking for him was rather difficult after a fall had rendered him partially disabled years back.  On...

  6. Philippines The Philippines: The First 10 Months

    These photos are from my first ten months of service in the Philippines. The pictures are mostly from the provinces of Negros Occidental (my training site) and Iloilo (my permanent site).

  7. Niger Snack Line

    The girls in this kindergarten class in Kantche, Niger line up to have kunnu (a millet based porridge) as a morning snack.

  8. St. Lucia The Human Body: An Advanced Course in Patois

    While serving as a PCV on the island of St. Lucia, I really enjoyed the opportunity to have a crack at learning another language, and had the chance to take extended Patios lessons alongside a fellow PCV and friend.  One of the most satisfying and amusing parts of my Patios lessons was learning seemingly inapplicable vocabulary that somehow extraordinarily enough found its way into everyday conversations. One day, when my fellow PCV was disappointingly absent attending a meeting, leaving me f...

  9. Guyana Basket Weaving

    Onesimus, strong in traditional Amerindian skills, teaches Sonia, who is very shy, to weave a basket from an ite palm leaf. They are learning as a part of a young adult training to give them skills and confidence. 

  10. Guyana Basket Weaving

    Onesimus, strong in traditional Amerindian skills, teaches Sonia, who is very shy, to weave a basket from an ite palm leaf. They are learning as a part of a young adult training to give them skills and confidence. 

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