We left Shulinab the Sunday after school finished (15th December), still not knowing where we would be for Christmas. Our option for travel were either by plane or bus, so we went by bus to save money. As a result, we spent 14 and a half hours in a minibus, travelling on dirt roads that were at least 60% pothole, and reached Georgetown at 0300 in the morning on the Monday. As much as anything else, it was wonderful to meet up with all the other volunteers around the country and share stories about our projects.
|My new favourite form of transport....|
|The view from my bedroom over Christmas|
|An unconventional way of cooking|
|Christmas dinner with the volunteers|
Overall, the holidays were brilliant and a welcome break from teaching. I've now been back for one week of teaching in Shulinab, and getting back after the hustle and bustle of Georgetown (compared to Shulinab anyway, not the UK - it's population is only around 350,000) was wonderful.