Today (and tomorrow) Guyana is celebrating the Hindu Festival of Lights known as Diwali. This celebrates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness. According to Hindu tradition it is considered to be celebrating Vishnu’s return after fighting Ravana, sometimes referred to as the Demon King. Today is the National Holiday recognizing this Hindu … More Diwali


During Reconnect we watched a Ted Talk called “The Happiness Advantage.” (I believe based on a book.) One of the points the speaker made (I’m paraphrasing) was writing down something positive each day could help rewire your brain to think more positively. His challenge was for 21 days. Initially I was planning on writing it … More Positivity

Health Week

This week Guyana is celebrating Health Week. (Last week was Education Week as schools restarted.) PAHO and the Ministry of Health are holding a health fair in Stabroek market, downtown Georgetown. According to the PAHO official I spoke to it is health week in many countries within the Americas. One of the benefits of being … More Health Week


The last week has been a whirlwind. I got back to site Saturday night, slept, and then headed to town for our Reconnect Conference. We spent the last week staying in town @ the Grand Coastal Hotel (I highly recommend it if you’re visiting Guyana and not venturing outside of town). This time some of … More Reconnect


Gaffing is my favorite Guyanese Creole word. A term used for shooting the breeze, small talk with friends, etc. In the spirit of gaffing, Gaff is the Guyanese¬†pcv newsletter to update fellow pcvs and rpcvs on the goings on around the country. It is now accessible to our family at home. You can subscribe to … More GAFF