Top Ten Guyanese Foods

Top Ten Guyanese Foods

Me cooking chicken and potato curry. It’s funny to me, but one of the most common questions I get asked from people back home is “What kind of food are you eating?” And the answer is all kinds!

A Stranger in a Strange Land

A Stranger in a Strange Land

We are constantly being implored not to forget that we are “strangers in a strange land”, and most of the time it’s like, how could we possibly forget?? Haha, so here are some fun, funny, and just downright funky things I’ve seen/heard/learned in Guyana—

Swearing In, etc.

Swearing In, etc.

The last week or so of training was a little surreal for everybody as we realized that we would soon be packing up all of our stuff, moving out of our first host family’s house, and taking the first step towards swear-in and becoming real volunteers…EEK. It’s strange when the time you’ve been looking forward … Continue reading

Counterpart Conference & Site Visit

Counterpart Conference & Site Visit

After Challenge Week was over and we had all recapped on everyone’s activities (literacy fairs, spelling bees, teacher workshops, and health fairs galore) we hopped on a bus to Georgetown and arrived at Shangri-la, or for Peace Corps Trainees, also known as the Windjammer. The Windjammer is a beautiful and mystical place with things such … Continue reading

Site Assignment Day!!!

Site Assignment Day!!!

Site Assignment Day is probably one of the most important days for sweet little Peace Corps Trainees such as myself. The problem lies in the fact that Peace Corps staff loves to just TORTURE us when it comes to revealing information. The game we played to reveal our sites ended up being really fun, but … Continue reading

What to Expect

What to Expect

Over the past couple of weeks, I have received lots of helpful information concerning what to expect from my first week or so of Peace Corps service. Again, I’m thinking this post will be the most interesting to folks that have received their invitations and/or are approaching their staging dates, and for the rest of … Continue reading

One. Week. Left.

One. Week. Left.

With only one week left until I leave for staging, I have a lot going through my mind. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity as I have been traveling across my fair state to visit people and say my “see ya laters”. First was my Tour de Tejas–I hit Dallas, Georgetown, … Continue reading