1. Panama Desfile de Navidad en Puerto Armuelles

    I had the absolutely privilege of being Santo Claus in the 2009 Desfile de Navidad en Puerto Armuelles, Chiriqui.  This event is perhaps one of the biggest throughout the year. For over a mile stretch the float threw out cookies and candies and children were constantly brought up to sit on my lap for a photo. "Santo Santo dame galletas!"

  2. Turkmenistan Turkmen Friends

    This is one of my favorite photos. I snapped it while walking home after class with some of my advance students. These girls became my friends, teaching me about the lives of young women in Turkmenistan. During a recent phone call with my host family I found out that one of these girls just got married. On the one hand I'm a little sad: just 19 years old, she's been trying to pass the university entrance exams for several years, and by getting married it seems she's probably given up; on the ...

  3. Botswana Snack Time

    Finishing a pear.

  4. Mongolia Walking home with host brother

    My friend and I lived with Mongolian host families during our summer training, and our duu's (Mongolian for younger siblings) would follow us everywhere, every day. After one Sunday afternoon study session at another Peace Corps Trainee's felt tent, our duu's came to pick us up.

  5. Ecuador Early Morning, Before the Hike

    Nothing says "Thanks for helping!" better than "Help yourself!"  MMM

  6. Georgia Summer fun

    Enjoying summer with my new host family and friends along with fellow volunteers.

  7. Belize babies!

    Babysitting Baby Elton for the day.

  8. Belize Village living

    A typical Sunday afternoon in the village.  (Monkey River Village, Belize) 

  9. Belize Amber

    One of my students, Amber.  The beauty of her spirit is reflected in her eyes. :)  (Monkey River Village, Belize) 

  10. Belize hanging out

    Kriol BBQ 

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