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Adventure Update #4: The World’s Most Dangerous Road

Our first main activity in Bolivia: mountain biking down the World’s Most Dangerous Road, also known as Death Road and the Devil’s Highway.

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Adventure Update #3: The Long Road to La Paz

After taking the boat from Manaus to Porto Velho, Harry and I embarked on a long journey to La Paz in the heart of Bolivia.

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Adventure Update #2: I’m On a Boat!

For our adventure, the road from Manaus to Porto Velho is actually a 5-day boat journey. I will add to this post throughout the voyage, and publish it next time I am online.

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Adventure Update #1: All Aboard for Porto Velho!

As I write this I am lying in my hammock, listening to the sounds of a busy river port, and feeling overwhelmingly relaxed. The first “chunk” of our holiday has gone exceedingly well

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Here We Go!

It’s over; it’s finished, And the day is now done. The fat lady has sung, And my holiday has begun! That’s right – I am no longer a teacher, and I am now officially a tourist! I’m not 100% sure that being “gringo” is any better than being “Sir Mark”, but I’ll bet it’ll be … Continue reading »

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Farewell (+ My Leaving Speech)

Today was quite an interesting day. I don’t leave Sand Creek until early Saturday morning, but for various reasons our farewell event was held today (Wednesday).

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Happy Independence Day!

Today – the 26th of May – is the 47th anniversary of Guyana’s independence from the British, so I wish every Guyanese a Happy Independence Day! A party was held in the village last night to celebrate which include songs, poems, dances and skits from students (primary and secondary) and talks on Guyanese history from … Continue reading »

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“The Adventure” (+ Cool Map)

Click here to read all Adventure-related posts At the end of our service as teachers, volunteers in Guyana get roughly five weeks of holiday before we fly back to the UK. Some choose to stay in their projects, some explore more of Guyana, and some decide to travel further afield. Harry and I have decided … Continue reading »

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TG#33 – Sleep in a Tree AND TG#38 – Walk to a Project

So, a double-whammy on Traveller’s Guide items this weekend, which itself has been pretty eventful. (Sorry, but there are no photos to go with this post – as you’ll see below I had to travel light, and that meant leaving my camera behind.)

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Easter Holidays – Part 3: Kaieteur

The third and final instalment in my epic Easter break: a trip to the waterfall at Kaieteur and then Baganara island. We flew from GT to Kaieteur where we walked through the national park to see three different viewpoints of the epic waterfall, flew to Baganara island where we ate lunch and swam/kayaked in the … Continue reading »

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