1. Benin bubble wrap

    This kid was my saving grace sometimes.  Always eating, always smiling, and continuously screaming my name.  

  2. Morocco Southern Hospitality

    Gracious host mother, Hakima, serves a homemade meal.

  3. Malawi Chapati Camaraderie

    Clothes cram up against clothes, up against walls, and people cram up against walls, and stalls, with stalls cramming up against stalls, and baskets, bags, and babies fill in the spaces between. After a venture past baskets, bags, and babies, and a careful avoidance of mysterious most likely toxic puddles, one may happen upon the Chapati Lady in the Mzuzu market. This morning for breakfast I had two chapati, two eggs, shredded cabbage salad with tomato, and chips all pleasantly coated in grea...

  4. Senegal Tangana

    There are very few things that could get me to step out of the brightly lit miniature America known as the Peace Corps regional house onto the dark sketchy streets of Kaolack at night, but freshly fried eggs and potatoes is one of them. Let me paint for you a picture of how I went about acquiring my dinner last night. Stepping out of the front door of the regional house feels a bit like stepping onto another planet. Headlights wink through a haze of dust hanging in the air, silhouetted f...

  5. Guatemala The San Marcos Market

    I love my trips to the market. Although there is a grocery store in San Marcos, selling many of the same goods, I always prefer to go to the market for the human interaction and to know that most of my money is staying with Guatemalans (the grocery store is owned by Walmart!) Also, the market is just beautiful :)

  6. Liberia "Going Bananas"

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

  7. Uganda Cabbage patch

    Crop irrigation, Ugandan style.

  8. 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.  

  9. Moldova Cutting a pig

    How to kill your pig for food, Moldovan style

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