1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. Rwanda Rwandan Rainforest

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

  6. Rwanda Rwandan Sunset

    The sun sets in Nyanza, Rwanda.

  7. 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.

  8. Rwanda East African Border

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

  9. 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...

  10. Thailand Building Relationships

    These are the students that we taught during our training.  The best part of any classroom is getting to know the silly side of your students.

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