Guyanese Pumpkin & Roti Recipe

Guyanese Pumpkin & Roti Recipe

Pumpkin Curry Ingredients  1/2 lbs pumpkin 3 tbsp oil 1 small yellow onion 5 cloves garlic 2 wiri wiri peppers (scotch pepper) 1  tomato 1 tsp salt to start (add more to suit your taste) dash of black pepper dash of any dried herbs you like 1 sprig of thyme 1/2 tsp curry powder 1/2 …

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Clearly focused with Blurred vision

Clearly focused with Blurred vision

So it has been over a month at site, and I guess it’s difficult to summarize everything that the month has brought.  In a way, it’s hard because there have been so many interesting, funny, and unexpected things that have happened, that it’s hard to capture them all in an update; and in a way …

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Not sure where to Begin, but I’ve Begun

Not sure where to Begin, but I’ve Begun

As the title suggests, I am not sure where to begin.  One July 3, 2014, 32 members of the 26th group of Peace Corps volunteers in Guyana were sworn in to begin a two year commitment to service.  The swearing in ceremony was a dignified event, symbolizing the end of the beginning, and the beginning …

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Getting Through

Getting Through

I’ve been waiting for what seems like hours just to get on.  When it finally comes, with some hesitation, I manage to board.  I’ve been on this before, but each time feels like the first.  I know it should be safe, but something tells me that this is not always so.  The speed at which …

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Two Weeks In, Two Years to Go

Two Weeks In, Two Years to Go

It’s been two weeks since I left home, and I feel like I’ve had 2 months’ worth of experiences in that time. Waiting to board the flight to Guyana, I called my cell phone company to cancel my service. I have had the same cell phone number since I was 15 years old, and in …

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Guyana Bound

Guyana Bound

On April 27th, 2014, I will be leaving the life I’ve known in Salt Lake City, UT for the past 10+ years to begin a new 27 month adventure with the United States Peace Corps in Guyana, South America. I will be providing service through a Community Development & Health Promotion project, more details of …

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