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For Christmas 2012 all 22 volunteers holidayed together on the Caribbean island of Tobago. The week turned out to be pretty fantastic.
On the twelfth day of Christmas I found this in Sand Creek… Twelve ginnip for eating, Eleven beautiful sunsets, Ten palm trees, Nine kaboura biting, Eight marabunta, Seven skits rehearsing, Six busy teachers, Five mosquitoes, Four months no water, Three brand new buildings, Two volunteers, And a mango in a mango tree! (For the uninitiated: … Continue reading
Just noticed that petrol is 80p/litre in Guyana 😮
Every now and then I get hit by the reality of the fact I’m thousands of miles from home, on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I wonder “what chain of decisions lead me to be where I am right now?”.
Left to right: the student dorms, the school, and the teacher’s quarters*. * Harry and I share the third apartment along from the left.
It’s absolutely amazing.
I’m writing this as I lie in a hammock, strung up in the shade between two trees, listening to the creek calmly running by. I’ve got a very fresh drink of coconut water (they just chop the top off a fresh coconut and stick a straw in), for once the insects are leaving me alone, … Continue reading
A student asked me today “sir, you have children?”. I said no, I don’t, and asked her how old she thought I was. A discussion between her and her two friends yielded “erm, sir is nearly 30?”. Nearly 30?!?! I’m 18!