1. Guatemala La Reina III

    Little girl performing in the rain for "La reina independencia" Chi Don Juan.

  2. Guatemala La Reina II

    Little girl performing in traje típica in the election of "La reina de independencia" Chi Don Juan.

  3. Guatemala La Reina I

    A little girl performing for the election of "La Reina Independencia" Chi Don Juan.

  4. Guatemala Niñas

    Girls of Caserio Chi Don Juan at a school event.

  5. Mozambique I think I know?!?

    A student working at the school garden at Povua Primary School wanting to give a response to a question.

  6. Morocco Sahara

    A camel trek in Merzuga in the south of Morocco. 

  7. Kenya Ah, the Good Life

    This has been an amazing weekend. I had had a mildly stressful week. Everything just ganged up on me and tried to drag me down; the bicycle breaking repeatedly, the last time hopefully for good so I can have an excuse to get a new one, the desert getting even hotter than normal which is totally not fair, having guests and a new neighbor coming over to my house twice a day all week thereby destroying any semblance of privacy I used to pretend I had, and one of my fellow volunteers ET-in...

  8. Togo Returning to Togo 20 years later

    I served in Togo from 1991 to 1993 as a Guinea Worm Eradication volunteer. I was in an endemic area; almost everywhere there were people with worms emerging from their arms, legs, and other body parts. This was incapacitating for farmers; they were not able to work in the fields. Now twenty years later I was assigned by the CDC, my current employer, to serve as a temporary international consultant for the World Health Organization to certify the eradication of Guinea Worm disease in Togo. Twe...

  9. St. Vincent and the Grenadines The Yoga of Letting Go

    A Peace Corps staff member told me last week, "Part of being in the Peace Corps is to feel entirely overcome by a complete loss of control." He couldn't have been more right, and I couldn't have been more blatantly slapped in the face with an internal struggle that had been brewing under the surface for some time now. Upon hearing his words I thought to myself, "Well if I didn't already know before that I'm a type A personality, then I certainly know for sure now." A...

  10. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Chateaubelair Rainbow

    The view of the bayside from my Peace Corps home in Chateaubelair, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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