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Guyana

The size of Britain, South America's only English-speaking country is off the beaten track, under the radar, & home to ecotourism, adventure, Caribbean beaches, & fascinating communities of African, European, Asian, & Native American stock.

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Comment by Jose Balido on February 21, 2011 at 8:11pm
Whenever you have a chance, Dorothy. It sounds like you had quite an adventure!
Comment by Dorothy Conlon on February 20, 2011 at 9:06pm
Sure, Jose. I have zillions of pix, none of them edited as yet. But I'm not sure how to post any here. It's a land of rivers. Lots of birds--no pix of them though. I went out caiman-hunting one night with a research team; fascinating. I was mostly down in the southern savannah area near the Rupununi River, not in jungley areas.
Comment by Jose Balido on February 20, 2011 at 8:28pm
I've always wanted to go to the three Guyanas. If you have time to post some pics on the site, I'd love to see them, Dorothy!
Comment by David Lawrence on February 19, 2011 at 5:06pm
Dorothy the insect bites don't scare me and you've just put Guyana on my wish list.
Comment by Dorothy Conlon on February 19, 2011 at 4:00pm
I'm just back from three weeks in fascinating Guyana. Loved it--even though I'm covered with insect bites. Sadly, the looked-forward-to excursion to Kaietur Falls was cancelled that very morning, due to weather conditions at destination. And I left the next day. But Yupukari and Karanambu were wonderful. I highly recommend Guyana as a country worth exploring.
Comment by Dorothy Conlon on January 19, 2011 at 11:09pm
Success! I leave Jan. 28 for Guyana and will head from Georgetown to Yupukari to volunteer for Yupukari Learners, an NGO established by an American woman a few years ago. It is involved in schools, libraries and other social service for that Amerindian community on the Rupununi River in southern Guyana. Two weeks of volunteer work, one of independent travel. Doesn't that sound enticing? 
Comment by World Traveler on November 9, 2010 at 7:17pm
Hi Dorothy:

Well, teaching english won't work in Guyana since it's already an english-speaking country (!) However if you are interested in working at an Amerindian village school I can put you in touch with the headmasters at a few villages that might be open to having some help in the classroom.

Drop me a note: michael@masalamedia.net and I'll share some contact information with you there.
Comment by Dorothy Conlon on November 9, 2010 at 6:30pm
Over the course of many years I've volunteered 22 separate times in 14 countries. I'm looking at next February for 2 weeks--plus a little travel time--in Guyana or Suriname. I've done Earthwatch projects, but usually teach English, as I did in Ghana last month for 3 weeks. I have computer skills & do travel photography and travel writing.
Comment by World Traveler on November 9, 2010 at 6:09pm
Dorothy:

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity for yourself or someone else? It would be useful to know if the volunteer has any professional skills or talents that could be utilized. Lastly, when would you or the volunteer be interested in visiting and for how long?

I noticed you cross-posted this message about Suriname, too... I'd be happy to advise on either destination once I know a little more.
Comment by Dorothy Conlon on October 31, 2010 at 3:32pm
Anybody have any idea for short-term volunteer projects in Guyana?
 

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