1. China Quick delivery

    A common scene on the streets of China

  2. Turkmenistan Türkmenbaşy mosque in the morning

    During training I lived in a village next to Türmenbaşy metjit (mosque), a huge building reputed to have the tallest minarets in Central Asia.  People didn't go there often, but it was certainly always in view.  It was always stunning to have this in sight every morning, a grand (or intimidating depending on the day) view as I headed to language training every morning.  The only people in the streets at that time are students headed to school.

  3. Philippines The Philippines: The First 10 Months

    These photos are from my first ten months of service in the Philippines. The pictures are mostly from the provinces of Negros Occidental (my training site) and Iloilo (my permanent site).

  4. Zambia That and How.

    Someday, when this journey is over, we will sit together. Perhaps we will be cupping steaming mugs, perhaps we will be stabbing salads, perhaps we will driving to and fro. Because that is what one does when one is young and lives on an island. And we will be talking. Of boyfriends, of other friends, of awful bosses, of the more awful lack thereof. Because that is what one talks about when one is young and lives on an island. And then you will ask me of Africa. And I will tell you certa...

  5. East Timor Zulia Tells a Funny Story

    Zulia Espostu shares a story of his life for a peace corps volunteer who has yet to understand.

  6. The Gambia My Education First

    This is a billboard in Basse, The Gambia.  The entire time it was up, PCVs would discuss what was going on in it, depending on the experiences we had had with the educational system.  If you had a bad week, then it was a teacher propositioning a student.  If you had a productive week, it was a girl telling her father she wasn't ready to get married.  Either way, and everything in between, it was a lot of fun to make up stories about it.

  7. Togo Welcome to the Savannah Region

    Two girls curiously peer at the stranger while their mother has gone into the cassa ronde to fetch some tchakpa, a fermeted millet drink that she makes herself.

  8. Guyana Basket Weaving

    Onesimus, strong in traditional Amerindian skills, teaches Sonia, who is very shy, to weave a basket from an ite palm leaf. They are learning as a part of a young adult training to give them skills and confidence. 

  9. Guyana Basket Weaving

    Onesimus, strong in traditional Amerindian skills, teaches Sonia, who is very shy, to weave a basket from an ite palm leaf. They are learning as a part of a young adult training to give them skills and confidence. 

  10. Madagascar Entrepreneur in Madagascar

    A woman sells regional hats and bracelets in the hot, arid town of Ambovombe.  Since the Malagasy tradition is to bring a souvenir, "voandalana", she makes most of her sales to travelers passing through in bush taxis.  

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