1. Kazakhstan Losing Control

    It was only my third day in Kazakhstan, but it was an important one.  It was the day volunteers were taken home by our host families, the people we would live with during our three months of training in villages around the city of Almaty.  A nervous energy filled the air as we packed and repacked our belongings, trying unsuccessfully to find a place for the water distiller and medical kits given to us by the Peace Corps.  We all dressed in our Sunday best, whispering and gossiping like nervou...

  2. Kazakhstan Outhouse in Winter

    A view of our outhouse after record cold and snow blanket much of the former Soviet Union.

  3. Honduras Going native

    Like almost everyone else, I thought that I would end up living and working in a small village.  However, I quickly realized in training that I preferred a larger site, and was placed in a small city that had everything one needs.  The one drawback was not seeing the "culture," or how things were vastly different from the States. I arrived to the point where I was preparing for COS and I was working in a mountain community and touched what I refer to as Honduran poison ivy.  Actuall...

  4. Fiji Acronyms

    Peace Corps, like all government entities, loves acronyms. These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region.       

  5. Fiji What's Yours is Mine

    Kerekere is the mentality that what's yours is mine and what's mine is yours. Villagers don't see it as stealing but rather borrowing. But it is often hard to borrow your items back!   These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region.   

  6. Fiji Safety & Security Man

      These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region.  Peace Corps takes a volunteers safety very seriously ... very.  

  7. Fiji Lost in Translation

      These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region.   

  8. Fiji Bucket Uses

      These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region.   

  9. Fiji The Language of Eyebrows

    As we all know, body language and facial expressions are the key to any communication. In Fiji, they take it to a new level. Entire conversations can take place with only facial twitches, leaving a PCV speechless.   These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region.   

  10. Fiji PC World Map Project

      These cartoons were created to share with peer Peace Corps Volunteers in Fiji and published in PCV newsletters across the Pacific region.   

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