Traveller’s Guide to Guyana
Today I was involved in the building of the staff benab, one of my secondary projects this year, and I am counting this as having participated in a community building project. (A few weeks ago I was also involved in helping to build the village’s new church which would also have counted, however I didn’t … Continue reading
Potatoes aren’t hugely popular or widely available in Guyana, which is why it’s taken me over 9 months to accomplish this task. However, on a recent trip to Lethem we were able to buy some brilliantly fresh barely edible potatoes, so finally I can cross this off the list. Earlier tonight we sliced, parboiled and … Continue reading
This was originally suggested by my PT Desk Officer, Chris, and I’m pleased to say that it was accomplished this morning! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a pineapple in time for my lessons on symmetry a few weeks ago, so instead the pineapple was the star of the show for today’s lesson on profit … Continue reading
Ironing my shorts at Kaieteur Falls! Just by the by… this required me to borrow an ironing board, persuade the airline to carry it, and then carry it around the national park for nearly 2 hours! I won some very odd looks from our companions, but it was worth it!
See here… Easter Holidays – Part 3: Kaieteur
As many of my friends probably know I stopped drinking alcohol shortly before I left the UK and have no plans to start again, so I really didn’t know how I was going to tick this one off my list. As there really isn’t any such thing as “non-alcoholic beer” in Guyana, this was my … Continue reading
The photos below show what I made this evening; people here call it a “water gun”. It’s a sharpened spike of metal with rubber tubing on one end – and that’s all there is to it! The second photo shows how it’s fired, the third and fourth photos show my “testing”, and the fifth photo … Continue reading
As most readers should know, Harry and I have been cooking for most of the Easter term (which is now 2 weeks from completion!), and as such we have been learning a lot about cooking local dishes (and about the quickest/easiest/laziest dishes possible!).
“Liming” is a Guyanese passtime that I’ve gotten very good at. To lime more or less means to sit about, relax and not do much. Someone (I forget who) once told me that if you achieve anything, then you’re not liming properly. As I said, I’ve gotten very good at liming, so I’ve completed this … Continue reading