1. Madagascar Always on time

    When you get there, you get there.  Therefore the bush taxi always arrives on time!  In this instance, we didn't have a jack to fix our flat tire.  So we all got out and rocked the bus back and forth until someone was able to wedge a large rock underneath the vehicle so we could fix the flat.  We arrived on time to our destination nearly 4 hours later than expected!

  2. Dominican Republic Carnival in La Vega, DR

    A month long endeavor, Carnaval is a religious-based celebration that takes place in February in the Dominican Republic. La Vega, located in the middle of the country, is the largest, most well-known Carnaval celebrations on the island.

  3. Niger Thank You, girls...

    These 3 girls lived next door to family I was living with during my Peace Corps training. They were nothing but smiles and positive energy the entire time - I kept this picture with me and would look at it during the hard days of my service - how can this one not make you smile? even when you're crying because you're 2,000 miles from home, can't understand the language, and wish beyond wishing that suffering did not exist for anyone in the world.

  4. Fiji First Visit to Site

    We made it back from our site visit yesterday and are recouping from a whirlwind travel experience. It is hard to recall everything as it seemed like we experienced so much during the short time we where there. It is all very exhausting trying to soak in the details of your future home for the next two years in addition to learning the logistics of how the heck to get there. That was an adventure in itself.   If you have ever traversed a third world country using more than one type of transp...

  5. Armenia project presentations

    Youth development project camp, the BRO camp was just getting started.

  6. Kenya Merry Christmas!

    About a week after my swearing-in ceremony, fellow PCV Susan Gibson and I traveled to my site.  It was nearing Christmas, but, being on the equator, it was very hot.   We dumped all of my belongings in the house, took stock of what was there from the PCV I replaced, then went to the village to get essentials.  We began soaking beans upon our return and began to get the house in order. We started up the charcoal jiko and put the beans on to cook, outside, of course, as it was so nice (except f...

  7. Philippines The Igorot

    The Igorot tribe, high in the Cordillera mountains, are one of the most well preserved examples of Philippine Culture. In a country colonized and overrun by both American and Spanish culture, seeing native Filipinos embrace their own heritage brings a new hope to the future of the nation.

  8. Mali Waiting

    This photograph was taken during a cervical cancer screening training workshop I carried out in a hospital in Kita, Mali.  The woman depicted had volunteered to be screened during the practical session with doctors and midwives, and was waiting for her appointment.

  9. St. Lucia PICTURESQUE POVERTY

      As one islander recently put it when referring to the social conditions of the island, “The problem for us is that our poverty is picturesque...”  How appropriate and astute. As any tourist might attest, the brightness of colors, the majestic scenery and the contrast of living conditions on St. Lucia make every view a postcard snapshot.  However, there is little about life here that is sterile or sanitized. That is not to say that everything posses a health risk. To the contrary, life her...

  10. Bulgaria Confusion

    This student makes every class completely worth it because I always know what he's thinking (especially if he's understanding) based on his expression. 

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