1. Micronesia Micronesian Family

    I was very lucky to have lived with two really great Micronesian Families--during training and after.  It was kind of weird living with a family again after not having lived with my own for quite a while.  But as I said, both families were wonderful and very protective.  They made sure I had everything I needed and I felt very wanted and loved. It was tough being that far away from my friends and family (I'm from NY) but they really tried to make my stay as comfortable as possible.

  2. Kiribati Thatch

    This is the material the I-Kiribati use for roofing

  3. Kiribati Mwaneaba

    A mwaneaba is the town meeting hall.  This is the one from Tabonibara on North Tarawa.  Throughout the year different sections of the village would rotate living there.  This one had a painting on the inside with a white dove and a black bird sharing a nest - year ago a man from Canada came and fell in love with an I-Kiribati woman.  They married and currently live in Canada.  The village and the village waa (canoe) has the phrase on it "nest of love" due to money coming from this m...

  4. Kiribati My Brother in the well

    The family well had to be emptied after a heavy rain so he climbed down in the well with a bucket

  5. Kiribati Butaritari outside Nei Jill's kiakia

    The view from Nei Jill's door on Butaritari

  6. Kiribati Peace Corps Office

    Here's the Peace Corps Office on South Tarawa

  7. Kiribati Nei Emma

    One of the little girls on North Tarawa in the village of Tabonibara that would hang out with me during training :)

  8. Kiribati South Tarawa Lagoon

    high tide

  9. Zambia Pensive orphan

    This boy was very quiet and didn't talk as much as the other children at the school for OVCs (orphans and vulnerable children).  Instead he just squatted down in the dust and contemplated his late afternoon shadow.

  10. Morocco Boxing in Marrakesh

    This picture was taken in the Jemaa Lfna, Marrakesh Morocco. The Jemaa Lfna is a place to see snake charmers, monkeys, story tellers and acrobats and fortune tellers. I had a chance to meet up with my friend Chris for a few hours while he was passing through Marrakesh. Chris has been a mime for 20+ years, and has traveled all over the world. My friend Chris wanted to his routine of magic tricks and making balloon animals. It didn't take him long to find a man (the guy in the red hat) who had ...

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