Tag Archives: South America

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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Filter Pride

I used to think of pride as this completely negative thing. I thought that pride was bad, no one should have any of it. I thought of pride as something that made a person conceited, too invested in their own … Continue reading

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GuyaNEWS: The February Guyanese Newsletter

GuyaNEWS: The February Guyanese Newsletter I’ve been slowly compiling things to write about for this newsletter over the course of the month. Finally, after much anticipation, my roommates and I were able to venture off to Kaiteur, the largest single … Continue reading

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GuyaNEWS – December Guyanese Update

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping you are experiencing a terrific holiday season. I’ve just wrapped my first Guyanese Christmas and find myself on the conveyor belt of time, quickly headed into the new year. Life really is like a roll … Continue reading

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Poem: Drowning

The flood is easy. The air is in the water. That is our escape.

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“It’s Part of the Culture”

Disclaimer: I think the following post is essentially all complaining. It’s me trying to process working in another culture. Proceed with caution. “If you have any questions just ask, otherwise nobody will say anything. That’s just part of the culture.” … Continue reading

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Hospitality (Part 1)

Reflection Notes on Hospitality from Fall Retreat- “Hospitality, therefore, means primarily the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy.” -Henry Nouwen When I think of hospitality, I think of … Continue reading

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