1. El Salvador Leaving for America

    What an incredible 24 hours of my life. Probably one of the most surreal 24 hours ever. Yesterday I went down to Miguel’s house ready to leave for San Salvador. I never gave it any thought about how it was going to be…and I’m glad I didn’t.Adriana wailed and cried as Miguel prepared to leave. Just like any other day Miguel was up early to milk the cows-one last time. He brought his big bag out and hugged his mom. She cried and so did he. Adelmo continued on with the days chores. Get the milk ...

  2. El Salvador Leaving for America

    What an incredible 24 hours of my life. Probably one of the most surreal 24 hours ever. Yesterday I went down to Miguel’s house ready to leave for San Salvador. I never gave it any thought about how it was going to be…and I’m glad I didn’t.Adriana wailed and cried as Miguel prepared to leave. Just like any other day Miguel was up early to milk the cows-one last time. He brought his big bag out and hugged his mom. She cried and so did he. Adelmo continued on with the days chores. Get the milk ...

  3. Ukraine Host Mom Dynamo

    My best memory of my host-mom is how hard-working and industrious she was. She would be up every morning at dawn or earlier to cook the family breakfast. She had to send her daughter and me off with coffee and a very good meal. After that, she busied herself in her very productive garden for most of the day. She turned the soil, planted, weeded, watered and coaxed an abundance out of her garden. There was nothing she wouldn't tackle.  In the evening, dinner was a delicious meal. Many times th...

  4. Mozambique After hours and still working!

    Some evenings, especially during my first year of the Peace Corps, I would help serve in the school cafeteria where I was a teacher.  The students always got a kick out of me helping prepare the food, serve it, and especially clean up at the end of the meal.  I learned that when you have mess hall duty, you have to shovel your own plate down as fast as you can to get right back to work behind the serving counter.  I always had a great time speaking English with students who were not mine and ...

  5. Mozambique Sisterly Love

    I was viviting my husband's family and enjoying a nice Fanta, probably Fanta Laranja-Orange, on a hot summer day.  His cousins were playing in the yard for awhile when Celia decided she wanted to play "mommy" to Lisa who promptly fell asleep.

  6. Costa Rica Just Another Day In Tortuguero

    My wife and I relaxing on a very hot and humid day with our frequent visitor, Mocha.

  7. Moldova 1st Friend

    My first Moldovan friend when I moved to site was my 6 year old host nephew. He not only wanted to hangout with me playing UNO and throwing the frisbee but also proved to be an excellent tutor!

  8. Moldova Jewelry Club

    My Jewelry Club helping celebrate 365 days of Peace and Friendship.

  9. Madagascar Hanging out with my Boy Scout Troop

    I was a troop leader with this Boy Scout Troop in my town.

  10. Bulgaria Kinder Goodbyes before COS

    A special moment as the kindergarteners I've been working with for 2 years in the Roma/Gypsy neighborhood in my town pile on for one last goodbye group hug before I COS in a matter of days. 

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