1. Macedonia Peppers and tobacco

    This is a typical house in Macedonia, but I hadn't seen one this colorful with drying peppers and tobacco.  I came across this house on a walk and didn't know the people living there, so I shapped the picture quickly before I was questioned about why on earth I would want this picture. 

  2. Ukraine Making bread the old fashioned way

    I signed up for a "rural tourism excursion" which was another volunteer's project to make promotional materials to promote green tourism in the small town of Mogilev-Podolskiy near the boarder of Moldova.  So I was alternating between pretending to be a visitor and operating the camera.  At this home full of old ladies they would make bread for you from scratch and then sing for you while it baked.  Which was cute at first, but do you know how long it takes to make bread the old f...

  3. Ukraine Making bread the old fashioned way

    I signed up for a "rural tourism excursion" which was another volunteers to make promotional materials to promote green tourism in the small town of Mogilev-Podolskiy near the boarder of Moldova.  So I was alternating between pretending to be a visitor and operating the camera.  At this home full of old ladies they would make bread for you from scrach and then sing for you while it baked.  Which was cute at first, but do you know how long it takes to make bread the old fashioned w...

  4. Mongolia Huushuur

    During Naadam, Mongolia's national summer festival, it's traditional to eat huushuur, a fried pastry with meat inside. Here are some ladies mixing the meat and pressing the dough, while the hot Mongolian butter (not oil!) waits.

  5. Mongolia Mmm mmm marmot!

    Marmot! One of my favorite foods in Mongolia. They cook it inside out by filling it with hot rocks and sewing it shut.

  6. Macedonia Making Ivar

    This was our very first experience with making Ivar, a red pepper spread.  It is a day long process and once the Americans got out of bed, our host father took a lot of pride teaching us the whole process.  Other than spending great quality time together, eating the end result was the best part of the day!!

  7. Costa Rica woman makes rosquilas

    a woman makes rosquilas in region of guanacaste, which is known for its corn-based baked good.

  8. Costa Rica elote

    a batch of steamed corn ready for consumption.

  9. Costa Rica Cutting the Kernels

    Preparing the corn for grinding.

  10. Costa Rica Grinding the corn III

    grinding corn to make chorreada

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