Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Final Thought: The 3 D’s

A year and a half ago, I didn’t know that the country of Guyana existed. After doing some fierce google-ing however, it quickly became my dream to volunteer here for one year and to work and interact with the residents … Continue reading

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GuyaNEWS: The Final Guyanese Newsletter

Wow, here we are. How did we get here? This is the last time I will be writing to you from the Land of Many Waters. Tomorrow, the 25th of July marks the 11-month mark since I first landed on … Continue reading

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Coming Clean #5: Hang to Dry

Time to Come Clean: I Almost Got Deported The most stressful few hours of my time in Guyana occurred in March, when I was under the impression that because I didn’t have a long-term visa to be in the country, … Continue reading

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The Graduate

When the school year began in September, there were three boys in my class. However, after a couple of days, another boy joined us in grade five. He was a floater, didn’t really have a class, had been marked as … Continue reading

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Solo in Suriname: Getting There

From GT to Paramaribo Since arriving in Guyana, I’ve been curious about learning more about other South American and Caribbean countries, especially the countries that are in close proximity. Other than a quick stop over in Trinidad on my way … Continue reading

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Coming Clean #4: Drain & Spin

Time to Come Clean: One of Our Work Sites was Attacked by Six Street Thugs When I got home, I heard that her school had been attacked by 6 street thugs with knives, broken glass, and bricks. She had to … Continue reading

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Flood #3

Hooray! Our house flooded again! This is the third time. THIS was the WORST time. It teemed rain on Wednesday afternoon and into the evening, and the rain didn’t let up. It just kept coming. Two of my roommates have … Continue reading

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