1. Costa Rica Future Artists!

    I worked with the elementary school in the community so they can participate in OneWorld Classroom's International Art Exchange Prog. 37 students particpated and I took a pic of some of them at the end. We had a lot of fun! 

  2. Costa Rica Fun

    Kinder and first graders in the lunch room!

  3. Costa Rica Breathtaking

    Punta Islita Hotel in Costa Rica

  4. Burkina Faso The Bah Bah Bah Song

    Lyrics: Things here get kind of surreal It's hard to explain how I feelMy vocabulary is laughably small. But if I don't know a word. It's not a problem at allI just say "Bah, Bah, Bah!"You can't understand meWhen I say "pool party"But if I grab my guitar and my fancy red pantsWe know how to sing and we know how to danceWe all say "Bah Bah Bah"Crazy Dance! Dance Bizarre!Crazy Dance! Dance Bizarre!The lyrics come through as clear as a bellThis language is universal...

  5. Thailand Sukhothai

    Visiting the Sukhothai historical park site.

  6. Ecuador PC Map Making

    When I visited schools surrounding my site, I was surprised to discover that few of them had maps. (I LOVE geography!) So, we ended up painting them on all the buildings in the parroquia. As a young cartographer though, I am embarrassed to say that I wasn’t always PC. On this particular map of Ecuador for example, I gave back the territory taken by Peru in 1941. I would point out that Ecuador didn’t official recognize Peru’s sovereignty until long after my Peace Corps stint.       

  7. Ukraine Veteran honored on Victory Day

    Each year on May 9 countries of the former Soviet Union celebrate Dyen Pobyediy (День Победы!), or Victory Day, marking its defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Great Patriotic War (known in the U.S., of course, as the Second World War). And each year cities across Ukraine and other former countries of the Soviet Union celebrate with parades and other festivities. In Artemovsk, my small eastern Ukrainian home, a parade kicked off the occasion. Beginning at the city center and winding it...

  8. Ecuador Equipo de Sueños

    As a Peace Corps volunteer you often end up taking on “other” assignments. One of mine was coaching the local girl’s basketball team. Here we are with a few younger sibling fans and our mascot, my dog Iko. Note: I named my dog after the famous New Orleans song by The Dixie Cups. As it turns out, it sounds a lot like the Quechua word for dog, allcu. The locals found this funny.       

  9. Costa Rica Hand Washing Fun

    Children of the Nutrition and Education Center in the community of Barbacoas de Puriscal enjoy washing their hands before lunch.

  10. Botswana Beautiful African Sunset

    The sunset in Botswana- taken during my brief excursion to Botswana from Namibia

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