1. Botswana Ouch!

    Documenting just one of the MANY injections we got during pre-service training.

  2. Botswana Gooooooooal!

    Mosotho woman kicking a goal against Kagiso Tselametse - goal keeper for the Botswana national football team (the Zebras) in Nkange, Botswana. The event was part of a PCV created campaign "Zebras for Life, Test for Life" to promote HIV testing among men using Zebra players as role models.

  3. Brazil Toad Soup

    When I arrived in Glória (my Peace Corps site) Brunie had already been there a year. Kindly, she let me share her small house. We soon developed a routine of shopping at the weekly market and performing other household chores. I hated to clean and Brunie was bored with cooking, so Brunie did most of the cleaning while I usually prepared meals, although Brunie cooked occasionally.          When she first told me she was going to make ox tail soup, I was doubtful that I would like it, but it wa...

  4. Brazil An American By Any Other Name

    Note: some of the names in this story have been changed, not to protect the innocent, but because my memory has failed me. ------------------------       At the festa, I studied my neighbors swaying to the rhythm of the Brazilian beat. I heard the music, but I didn’t internalize the samba the way the Brazilians did as they moved fervently around the dance floor. I had been in Brazil only a few weeks. My Portuguese was still flawed and I could comprehend only those who slowed their speech to...

  5. Costa Rica the bravado of youth

    a young man does a back flip into river Volcan off of a makeshift diving board as his friends look on.

  6. Rwanda Rwandan Rainforest

    Nyungwe rainforest comprises one of Rwanda's three national parks, and is a popular destination for hiking and camping.

  7. Rwanda Rwandan Sunset

    The sun sets in Nyanza, Rwanda.

  8. Rwanda Island-Hopping in Lake Kivu

    Amahoro Island, a small island on the Rwandan side of Lake Kivu, is a beautiful place for Volunteers to relax.

  9. Rwanda East African Border

    Rwanda on the left, Democratic Republic of Congo on the right

  10. Thailand Quick Learners

    These boys picked up a frisbee for the first time in their live and by day 2 were teaching others the finer points of Ultamite.  Long live the language of sports...

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