1. Madagascar Thanksgiving Dinner

    Making "Thanksgiving dinner" Malagasy style at my house. 

  2. Madagascar Malagasy man opening coconuts

    This guy was preparing an afternoon snack for us on Ile St. Marie.

  3. Brazil Losing It in Brazil

    When I was in Brazil, there was a joke among Peace Corps Volunteers: Why did male volunteers lose weight? Because they cooked for themselves. Why did female Volunteers gain weight? Because they cooked for themselves. But, against odds, I lost approximately 30 pounds over the two years I lived in Brazil. I have several explanations for this. 1. First, I walked everywhere. I had no car or bike in Glória. In larger cities, I caught a bus only when I had to travel more than a few miles....

  4. Malawi Hauling Firewood

    These hardworking men would ride their bikes out of Mzuzu and towards Chikangawa to get firewood. They would push the bikes up and down huge hills back into the city to see this firewood for pennies.

  5. Malawi Impatiently Waiting

    Mangoes in the tree behind my house. They take forever to ripen and I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into them. I had to keep a vigilant eye on the children who liked to eat them green!

  6. Malawi Traditional Beekeeping

    A group of local bee keepers harvest honey from a log hive - no suit and no smoker. They were seeking help from me to help source funds for equipment and more sustainable hives.

  7. Costa Rica Arroz con Leche

    Helping a community member make rice pudding for a fundraiser my town's womens soccer team organized that day. Traditionally, women cook on wood stoves.

  8. Malawi Making moonshine

    My mom made the local brew called Chachasu. It was a potent malt lbeverage that sold for 50MK (or about 30 cents) per COKE bottle. The price has now raised but is still less than $1. Many women count on this as their only source of income.

  9. Malawi Water is Life

    My main water source during the wet season. It was semi close to my house and fast to fill the hole. We cherished this time of year when water was abundant.

  10. Malawi Waiting for Water

    During the dry season I would get up at 4am and wait 2 hours in order to get one bucket of water.

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