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The new year has been celebrated, the Christmas holidays are nearly over and term starts again on the 7th of January. That means I need to make the long journey back down to Lethem and hitch a lift from there to Sand Creek. Before I do that though, myself and 7 other volunteers have travelled … Continue reading
Christmas in Tobago, need I say more?
Christmas time here in Guyana, and I’ve got to say that the combo of trees, tinsel and temperatures the sunny side of 30° is truly bizarre! I’ve just written and sent a huge email to the subscribers of my mailing list, so instead of typing it all up again, I’m just going to copy/paste the … Continue reading
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?”.
I’m in a Jeep, blasting along a dirt road in the Savannah, listening to Rammstein. My life may well be complete.
Yesterday at about 3pm Harry and I got into a Jeep headed to Lethem to send emails, upload blog posts, sort out UCAS and buy a load of stuff. After 6+ hours on the back of the Jeep, we’d stopped to sling hammocks in Gawd-Knows-Where because we were thoroughly lost in the Savannah and it … Continue reading
Harry and I have made it to Sand Creek eventually! We flew from Georgetown to Lethem on Friday but didn’t manage the second half of the journey – Lethem to Sand Creek – until Tuesday. Our delay was spent in the Region 9 Guest House doing not much other than exploring Lethem, relaxing in hammocks … Continue reading
8 of us flew into Lethem Airport today… 2 have already left for Annai, 2 for Aishalton, leaving myself and Harry for Sand Creek and Ben and Cillian for Shulinab staying in the Region 9 guest house until we travel to our projects on Sunday (maybe). More updates to follow whenever I have Internet access… … Continue reading
UPDATE: My bag has arrived undamaged! After something close to 10 hours in the airport and a 2-hour night flight, we all arrived in Guyana in the early hours of the morning (local time). Sadly, our luggage didn’t.