1. Thailand Crazy parade

    This was taken at a parade in Ratanaburi, Surin.  The parade was for the upcoming rocket festival.  What this man is doing and representing, I don't know.  But that's half the fun of Peace Corps - figuring out what's going on around you.

  2. Thailand Peace + C

    This is myself, right, and my friend and fellow volunteer, Dev, after the swearing-in ceremony.  Get it?

  3. Thailand Telling me how it is

    My host mom is a very sweet and caring person.  However, she doesn't look it in this photo.  She was trying to get a point across and I wasn't understanding what she was saying.  Shortly after this photo was taken, she playfully hit me on the arm, laughed and walked away. 

  4. Bangladesh Recreation

    Creativity is a must for those in a country with so little to distract, and everywhere there is enjoyment - if one only looks for it...

  5. Bangladesh Cooling off

    Water buffalo wade in green waters getting some relief from the sweltering Bengali sun.

  6. Bangladesh Auto Shop

    Little gets thrown out in Bangladesh, little is too old.  Things are in a constant process of renewal and reuse, and certainly automobiles are one of the things most likely to see multiple lives.

  7. Bangladesh The bus stop

    Getting around required the bus, and getting on the bus required dealing with this...

  8. Bangladesh On The Bus

    Bideshis, or foreigners, were few and far between in B-desh.  Being one, was like being a celebrity, or a freak, depending on how you looked at it, or felt.  The bus was a microcosm of that.  When you got on the bus, you were trapped, locked in by the incessant stares.  If a picture can capture what it felt like, this was it.

  9. Bangladesh Infrastructure

    There isn't much planning or structure in this chaotic country, and things are often taken care of in the simplest, shoestring manner possible.  If it works, it works, and it will stay that way until it no longer does.

  10. Bangladesh By water

    Transportation in Bangladesh was never easy, and often seemingly set back 100 years (or more).  The seasons and endless water did not make it any easier.  There were boats, sure, but as in this picture, it shows that was not necessarily a better solution.  

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