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If you’re assigned here, expect a hard two years. That said, it’s not impossible to have a good tour here. Make friends, support your colleagues, get involved with the school, and find a way to escape Georgetown periodically, and you’ll survive just fine. - Aug 2019


With the right frame of mind, this can be a good place, I have had a good time here but have been able to explore the country and get out of the city. Those who are tied down by families or who are more timid in their travels, seem more unhappy here. - Apr 2014


I mentioned the electricity. This is, in my opinion, the major setback in Guyana. With affordable electricity, there would be a boom of entrepreneurship and development. There is a hydroelectric dam in the plans, but again, I'll believe it when I see it. This country is ripe with opportunity and could really become a spectacular tourist destination if it could sort out it's problems. That being said, people who were in Guyana decades ago were saying the same thing. Unfortunately there hasn't been much progress up to now. - Feb 2012


Just remember that this is a small, developing country city. It has its share of poor country problems (garbage, some crime), but others pleasantly lacking (no traffic to speak of, no air quality problems). All in all, however, you should be quite happy in Guyana! - Feb 2010


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