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Day seven: Dancing time

The day of big dancing started off like every other day – with me unsure of what was going to happen. It turns out that Monday’s activities are a replica of Sunday’s, except that the reeds have already been delivered. 1,033 more words

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Diwali

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. 98 more words

Guyana Info

Things You Don't Thing About When You Say "I Can't Wait for Rainy Season"

  • Rain means that all the sticks and grass around your house will be wet, leaving you to crawl to your host parents every meal like a loser asking to heat your coals in their fire.
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Delivering the reeds in photos

Delivering the reeds was everything I wanted and more. You can read about that day here. I finally got the 1500 photos from day six and day seven, so here are the best ones from delivering the reeds. 234 more words

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Enough

The Peace Corps is weird. It makes you feel a lot of things, all at once. Joy, anger, gratitude, frustration – you name the emotion and I’m sure I felt it today and it’s only noon. 677 more words

Comoros

Monday in a Picture - Swazi Girls Believe

Last Wednesday, we celebrated International Day of the Girl Child. All around the world, girls live with varying degrees of inequality. Peace Corps volunteers try combat this inequality in various ways. 171 more words

Swaziland

MSF approaches Delhi High Court to challenge unmerited patent grant for pneumonia vaccine

New Delhi, 13 October 2017 – Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders India has filed a petition before the High Court of Delhi to overturn the patent granted on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to the US pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. 1,100 more words