1. Belize Pig Pen

    My host brothers playing in the pig pen.

  2. Belize Facepaint

    Boy paints his face while painting a world map mural on the side of his school

  3. Fiji na veivuravura

    After completing our World Map project at Saivou District School, I wanted the kids to see themselves how much they'd learned. They'd taken a pop-quiz before the project began and few could name more than 5 countries around the world, or tell you which continent was where. After the project, I clipped up all my precious newsweeks and on each photo wrote the name of a different country where the picture was taken. The kids lined up in relay teams to see who could get rid of their stack of phot...

  4. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Fly away

    This is a picture of me jumping off a pier at Villa Beach in St. Vincent. As you can see, this is a beautiful place to watch the sunset over the Caribbean and let your mind sort of "fly away" for a while.

  5. Senegal Addiction?

    I may not have gotten through my service without the wonderful Kaolack library.  "Always have a book on hand" - it's the first rule of  being a Volunteer!  And as you can see, we read a lot.

  6. Kiribati The Girl Sickness

    A long time ago there was a very smart woman somewhere in Kiribati who told all of the men that when she had the "girl sickness;" she shouldn't wash, cook, or clean out of fear of contaminating things.  Well, at least that is how I imagine the custom came about.  However, that wise woman overlooked one thing... now all the young girls had to tell everyone when their time came for the monthly visitor.  And thus began another tradition of having a village celebration on the 3rd day of a girl's ...

  7. Ukraine My Students

    This is a photo of one of my English classes as we showed off a newspaper from Monterey, California, my home town.

  8. Samoa See The World

    I was supposed to leave the country, but it wasn’t looking good, being 120 feet in the air surrounded by dozens of police and firemen straining their necks to see me. It went down like this:After living it up one night, I sat alone on my front porch pondering a life of tomorrows because my departure was imminent. An adventurous, altruistic pursuit below the equator had beckoned to me. I was 24 years old, and felt hesitant to leave the hometown I knew so well for so much of the unknown. Sunset...

  9. Senegal The Flat Tire

    On a trip down to the islands in the Mangroves of Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta, our car got a flat tire... the converted station wagon veared off the road when it blew, making us shriek.  Thankfully we all got to our destination safely!  There were 7 PCVs on the trip.

  10. Senegal Go Fly a Kite

    I built this kite in my village of M'Boulouctène, Senegal.  After flying it I left the village for a couple of days.  When I returned every kid was running around trailing a piece of string with a scrap of paper tied to it.

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