United Airlines Flight 192 EQP: Airbus A320 Economy
Seat 17 F (window as promised) Food for purchase*
*Apparently serving your country garners you NO free food on your flight.
Next up is what I will be doing when I get to Guyana.
- I will be traveling with 25 other trainees as the 24th group of volunteers to go to Guyana
- Feburary 24th, 2009: Arrive in Georgetown, Guyana at the airport (Not the harbor)
- Feb 24-27: Peace Corps/Guyana will put me up in a hotel outside the capital city for 3 days as I am briefed about safety, geographic orientation, basic information about life in the country, etc.
- Near the end of the week our group will travel by boat to the Essequibo coastal region of Guyana to set up our facilities for 8 weeks of training. Training will include technical and skill-set areas as well as education and immersed exposure to the culture.*
- During this training period I will meet my host family and be introdced to the day to day life in Guyana. This will include learning how to hand wash my clothes, cook nutririously from local ingrediants, learn the lay of the land, etc.
- Six weeks in to training: I will be spending 1-2 weeks job shadowing current PC volunteers in a variety of job sites throughout the country. I will be visiting job sites of the interior country where running water and electricity will be absent as well as sites near the capital city where more ammenities are available.
- Eight weeks in: After my job shadowing period is completed I will be asked to list my top three sites of choice and one of those will be chosen based off of my skill set, personality, and my preferences.
- What is the dress like outside the working environment?
- Can I keep my beard?
- Is music accessible there and can I buy an instrument when I get there?
- Should I bring my iPod?
- Should I bring a camera? Digital or analog?
- May I bring a recorder to document my experiences as well as music?