Friday, July 22, 2011

By Gosh By Gelly

Need a lift? Here are your options – a tricked out van with faux-leather benches, a two-wheel, donkey-drawn cart, an old ferry (pray you get the fast one), or a bicycle. Welcome to the colorful world of transportation in The Gambia.

Music credit: A Fifth of Beethoven by Walter Murphy

Friday, July 15, 2011

"Why" On The Fourth of July

It’s the most-asked question a Peace Corps Volunteer hears: why did you join the Peace Corps? There are as many reasons as there are volunteers serving today, if not more. Using the Fourth of July festivities as a backdrop, I decided to ask volunteers at their most relaxed and carefree their reasons for choosing to serve in the Peace Corps. The answers may surprise you. Or make you want to fill out an application.

Featured Volunteers: (From Left to Right)Mark Bosso, Blaine Byers, Lindsey Green, Nick Greene , Josh Johnson, Scott Jorgensen, Xander Kent, Kelsey Lyle, Jeremy Mak, Etienne Marcoux, Kane Mason, Kevin Pasquaretta, Beth Payne, Shawn Reed, John Rozmus, Leah Spare, S, and Seth Williams

Special Appearance by Pamela White, U.S. Ambassador to The Gambia

Music Credit: We Are All Made of Stars by Moby