1. Guatemala Site mates

    When your house doesn´t have anything in it, find some site mates to build you a couch.

  2. Togo Fulani Wrestling Match

    I gathered with my fellow volunteers at my friends village, Warangi, in the central region when his family came in for a visit. As is customary, families of Peace Corps volunteers are always welcome with festivities and cultural displays of gratitude. After we marched through town, complete with drums and dancing, we all settled into our plastic lawn chairs to watch a performance of skill and strength. In Fulani wrestling, unlike modern wrestling matches, it is not neccessary to pin the oppo...

  3. Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Travel Motorcycle

    Motocycles, better than walking?  Most of the time.  Good ol' Hondas were tough, but not tougher than Sierra Leone!

  4. Guyana Road Washed Out

    There is only one main road to get to my site.  The government has tried to help by building roads along much of this main road, but due to heavy rains was washed out. This particular break in the road ended up stranding me for three days while we waited for the heavy machinery to come and repair the culvert and bridge.

  5. Paraguay Abc

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  6. Sierra Leone Yawei Ferry River Crossing

    My Peace Corps home was the town of Pujehun, scattered along the meandering banks of the Waanje River and pushing back against the pervasive tropical rain forest of southern Sierra Leone.  The town was 40 miles south of the city of Bo but only 20 miles north of the Atlantic Ocean.  However, there was no road south through the coastal waterways and swamps.  Therefore the crusty road to Bo was the shortest route to needed supplies and a link to the rest of the world.  The road was an undulating...

  7. Madagascar Playing with my students

    Sometimes as a teacher, I took the kids outside to play English games.

  8. Bulgaria High School Students Performing the Thriller Dance

    For the Halloween Party at my High School the students performed Michael Jackson's Thriller Dance.

  9. Malawi The Lions of the Gule Wankulu

    The Gule Wankulu, means "Big Dance" in Chichewa, the main language in Malawi. It is a dance performed by men who dress up in eleaborate costumes to conceal their identities. Legend says they are possessed by spirits so women and children run away from them. The members of the Gule Wankulu usually perform for ceremonies like funerals, weddings, pillar ceremonies, etc. Towards the end of the dance there are large "animal" costumes that come out as a finale of sorts. These ar...

  10. Malawi Even Chickens Ride the Bus

    These are just a couple of young girls I sat next to on a mini bus who had a live chicken with them.

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