Amber (Weiss) Whitley

Volunteer: Amber (Weiss) Whitley


Not given

2004 - 2006

Contributions from Amber (Weiss) Whitley

  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...

  1. Kazakhstan AIDS Walk in Uralsk

    Students from local colleges and universities participate in the first ever AIDS Walk organized by local PCVs. 

  2. Kazakhstan Outhouse in Winter

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

  3. Kazakhstan A Visit from Grandfather Frost

    Students of Russian School No. 1 in Chapaevo clamor for a gift from Grandfather Frost during the school's New Year celebration.

  4. Kazakhstan Woman Selling Shashlyk

    A woman at the bazaar in Shymkent hawking shashlyk, a form of shish kabab fameous throughout the former Soviet Union.

  5. Kazakhstan Making a Wish for a New Bride

    At bachellorette parties in Kazakhstan, it's tradition for the girls to form a circle in such a way and make a wish for the happiness of the new bride.

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