1. Malawi bicycles in Malawi

    These big black bicycles were the standard means of transportation in Malawi circa 1990. Sometimes there would be many people on one bike; sometimes goats and chickens were transported this way also. This man made my day with his indominatable spirit.

  2. Malawi bush taxi 1990

    This is a bush taxi in Malawi circa 1990. Before the canopied trucks I see in some other pictures and videos. I hitchiked all around my country by standing on the side of the road, sticking out my hand, and waving it up and down to get attention. I waited as long as two days to get a ride out of my town. It was always safe. I never had a problem as a single 20 something yr old woman travelling around Malawi this way. Of course at times, there would be chickens squaking in the truck with me be...

  3. Cameroon Tchabal Mbabo Singing Kids

    In February 2005, group of us spent one week traveling on foot over the hills around Tchabal Mbabo, Cameroon, to build energy-efficient cook stoves.  Each compound of several families welcomed us graciously to into their homes. After the cook stove construction, we had time to hang out with the kids.

  4. Malawi african plains

    This is a picture from on top of Nyika Plateau in Northern Malawi. It is the site that David Livingston set up a mission hospital during WW2. Women from the local villages would hike up to the top of this plateau 4 months before giving birth and then hike back down afterwards. From the top of the plateau one can see the Shire River (Lake Tanginyika drain off) and 4 countries; zambia, tanzania, malawi, and mozambique; and on a really good day..all the way to the Indian Ocean. On the grounds of...

  5. Dominican Republic Bubbles, Bubbles, & More Bubbles

    Once I broke out the bubbles to the children in my community it was a free for all (and made for a fun time!).

  6. Madagascar Madagascar Music

    Music, clapping, singing, dancing!  Great times!

  7. Niger Not my sector

    After being installed in the tiny village of Ichirnawa at the start of my service, my days consisted of walking around, greeting people in Hausa, getting to know my neighbors, and adjusting to daily life. One place I liked to sit in the morning was at the 2-room health clinic, where the nurse spoke French and there was always a pot of tea brewing. One day within my two weeks in the village I was hanging around at the health clinic as usual with my friend the nurse. He disappeared inside, and ...

  8. Bulgaria Snowmen can dance?

    Who knew snowmen could dance? Or shall I say snowgirls?

  9. Bulgaria Getting Dressed

    These 12th grade boys are getting dressed for their dance performance. It was definitely a two person job. 

  10. Turkmenistan Teke Turkmen Bash Salmak

    This is a tradition that Teke women do after they have a wedding. The married women and single girls from the groom's family will wrestle for the new bride's womanhood. As you can see it gets pretty intense! Also, don't mess with Dayzas... they are strong women! 

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