Georgetown - Post Report Question and Answers

What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

I wish I had known how much of the local diet was made up of fried bread and that gluten-free options would not be available any where. - Jun 2022

The school is not a good option. This reality was glossed over until we got here and realized how bad it was for us. We knew it needed improvement, and the facilities weren't great. We also knew there weren't a bunch of after school activities, but we didn't realize teacher morale was so incredibly low that teachers would be constantly quitting. In my opinion, quality of instruction is low and quality of leadership is lower, and I can't foresee that changing anytime soon. - Aug 2021

To stock up more on wine before coming. - Sep 2020

This is by far the smallest, most “off the beaten track” city we’ve ever lived in. The fishbowl phenomenon is quite real here, and it’s compounded by the cost and difficulty in escaping Georgetown (much less Guyana). We didn’t know how hard that combination can be until we experienced it ourselves. - Aug 2019

How bad the medical care really was. - Apr 2014

I did not have a good grasp on the level of poverty and the amount of garbage that is around the city. - Nov 2013


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