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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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TG#2 – Go For a Ride On a Small Tricycle Taxi

This is the best form of short-distance transport ever. I will have no arguments about this.

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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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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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Easter Holidays – Part 2: Rodeo

So, the second chunk of our Easter break… Lethem Rodeo weekend!

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Easter Holidays – Part 1: Manaus

On Friday morning, the last day of school, Harry and I decided to go and spend the first week of our Easter holiday in Manaus, Brazil. 19 hours later, at 5am on Saturday, we were leaving our apartment in Sand Creek to begin our journey. This is the story of the most spontaneous holiday I … Continue reading »

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Last Day of Term!

School closed today for the Easter holidays, and as usual the last day of term was dedicated to a fundraising/events day, including dances, songs, poems, skits, a fashion show (I took part – photos are below!), a donut eating race, horse racing/riding, kite flying, sack racing, lime and spoon racing, table tennis, dominos, an obstacle … Continue reading »

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