Travel Blogs from Guyana

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Last of the Guianas!!, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Last of the Guianas!!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... earlier, don't you just hate that, trying to think of a name without the Internet? Anyway, in the bus was a big dude from Guyana and Hans, a scientist from Holland and that was it. It took about four hours to drive west to the river from where it took me ...

Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Guyana

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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We spend approx 3 weeks ...

The Local Bar Scene, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

The Local Bar Scene

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

... me, I am now going to be co-facilitating the national youth aids conference that is going on in December. The neat thing about Guyana is that I get the opportunity to work on these awesome projects, and I am doing this one with someone else that is only ...

Youth Empowerment Camp 2011, Linden, Guyana travel blog

Youth Empowerment Camp 2011

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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Hey all, we arrived in one piece from Linden on Saturday after a long but eventful week at camp!  The children enjoyed themselves and it was all made possible through the hard work of the volunteers and those who donated to help make the camp a ...

Georgetown to Mabaruma, Mabaruma, Guyana travel blog

Georgetown to Mabaruma

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... many of which consisted of solid wood canoes, carved out by hand,  an ancient tradition of several Amerindian groups across Guyana. Region 1 (Barima-Waini) is home to the Carib, Arawak and Warau ethnic groups who have lived in Guyana for hundreds of ...

The 2nd Georgetown in 2 months, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

The 2nd Georgetown in 2 months

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... traditional Guyanese dishes since I first arrived here.  I actually got to cook "Cookup", the traditional Afroguyanese dish of Guyana with Niccola today, and will post pictures and the recipe later this week. After eating and unpacking my bags ...

An action packed Sunday, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

An action packed Sunday

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

... day of the weekend. There was a football match going on in the day, so we were off to Bourda Stadium to watch the game, Guyana won 3-2 against Trinidad & Tobago. It was so neat to be in the stadium, they love their football here. At the end of the game ...

Across the great divide, Lethem, Guyana travel blog

Across the great divide

A travel blog entry by olimoss

... is a pleasant enough place though, with a pretty safe feel. It is set in the savannah grasslands of south-western Guyana with a stunning backdrop of the Kanuku mountains - apparently a wildlife-rich habitat full of waterfalls and beautiful scenery. I say ...

Phagwah, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Phagwah

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... with festivities for the Indian holiday Phagwah. Phagwah, has been appropriated into the Guyanese calendar of national holidays as Guyana has a large Indian population, and is one of numerous nations outside of India that celebrate the holiday as part of ...

First Weekend, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

First Weekend

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

... Ocean and hung out on the seawall. We were called to another party and I walked in and I think every white person in Guyana was present, it was pretty funny. It was a farewell party for someone who worked for the Canadain Commission. Met someone from ...

Six days shy of 3 years abroad..., Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Six days shy of 3 years abroad...

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... ; I will finally be coming home 'for good' (again I must say that loosely as well because I know I will be coming back to Guyana next May for 4 months to do my field research provided that I don't flunk out of school) on August 27th which is less than 4 ...

Kaieteur Falls; Oh my God!, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Kaieteur Falls; Oh my God!

A travel blog entry by els_and_peter

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... Suriname. Here it was just one of those things you can eat, no big deal. As we did not want to add to the decline in Guyana's fauna we had chicken, there seemed to be plenty of those. After a few hours we turned off towards Madhia - or we would have ...

Guyanese Channa Masala, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Guyanese Channa Masala

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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Leeann and I have decided to go on a one week diet to cleanse ourselves of the sugar and alcohol cravings which have consumed the last 3 weeks of our life (for some reason we have been unable to stop ourselves from partaking in such activities as eating ...

Another weekend in Georgetown, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Another weekend in Georgetown

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

Well last week was nothing to write home about, just worked, and hung around, nothing that exciting. Friday night I went to a farewell party for a foreigner that was going back to England, didn't stay all that long, foreigner parties are never all that ...

Kumuni Creek, Arawak village, Santa Mission, Guyana travel blog

Kumuni Creek, Arawak village

A travel blog entry by guanohappens

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... bank on the way in. Met with the PAHO healthcare worker at the clinic and toured the facility, determining needs (everyone in Guyana so far has needed test strips for unused glucometers-can't use meter without strips). Bought crafts, then ate breakfast, ...

Leaving Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Leaving Guyana

A travel blog entry by guanohappens

... , arrived an hour later after being awakened by Otis. Now an hour late to the airport, and with VERY FEW flights out of Guyana per day, we were pulled over at a checkpoint manned by Guyanese soldiers wielding AK-47s. I wanted a picture, but the other ...

Iwokrama Rainforest, Iwokrama, Guyana travel blog

Iwokrama Rainforest

A travel blog entry by benmaas

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... med students volunteering here for the summer, Peter and Evan, and Monica, another CIDA intern working with a different project in Guyana. A South African man working for a pharma company also was with us for most of the weekend. It was rough getting ...

Mud, mud glorious mud., Lethem, Guyana travel blog

Mud, mud glorious mud.

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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We head out of Georgetown south along the bank of the Esquibo river making for the ferry crossing into the National Park and the Eco Lodge for some jungle fun. Our driver isn't sure how far the tarmac road will run as these things change from year to ...

Busy bazaar, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Busy bazaar

A travel blog entry by holident

Sleep was a little interrupted... Whilst netting was supplied the mosquitos were very persistent & took a liking to my toes & the base of my feet :(It was also very hot & humid; a few tropical storms could be heard outside during the night. It got so ...

Arrived in Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Arrived in Guyana

A travel blog entry by benmaas

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Arrived in Guyana very tired and was met by our IT/ComputerGenius intern Alam and the project driver. Headed to Georgetown, about 45 minutes away. I was put up at a rather well protected hotel, which apparently used to be the Russian ...

Mettem/Metagee, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Mettem/Metagee

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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 As promised, here is the recipe for another Afro-Guyanese dish.  It is called Mettem or Metagee, and can be served with fried fish, or just on its own. Ingredients: -eddo -cassava (yucca) -sweet potato -plantain -coconut milk -tomatoes ...

Arrive tour public hospital, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Arrive tour public hospital

A travel blog entry by guanohappens

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... day. The coastlands are all below sea level, so lucky the Dutch were the first Europeans to colonize! I suggested to U of Guyana people that they send a contingent to New Orleans to share their expertise. Saw parrots again this a.m. in the park ...

Berbice, Berbice, Guyana travel blog

Berbice

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... , I traveled outside of Georgetown on Sunday.  We went to Berbice which I believed was in the interior because Guyana is broken up into administrative regions somewhat like provinces, and there are two regions with name Berbice (Mahaica Berbice which ...

Kaieteur Falls, Kaieteur National Park, Guyana travel blog

Kaieteur Falls

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

Well I am wasting no time jumping on the tourist bandwagon here in Guyana. This weekend, myself and 9 other Canadians hopped on a 16 seater plane and flew into the Amazon rainforest. We went to visit Kaieteur National Park which has the tallest free ...

Youth Network Camp is in Dire Need of Your Help!, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Youth Network Camp is in Dire Need of Your Help!

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... me at mishkabobala@hotmail.com. Members of the Guyanese diaspora in Canada can make sure your donations reach us in Guyana. Visit Guyana and volunteer to be a camp facilitator this August, or volunteer your time with the Literacy Program! Because I ...

Funding, a cold, broken computers..., Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Funding, a cold, broken computers...

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... to be. I sometimes question who the hell I think I am coming up with these grandiose plans (even coming to Guyana to volunteer) because I have become starkly aware of how development and all of its peripheries (like research and volunteering within this ...

Day to Day, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Day to Day

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... and thus schools often lack basic resources like textbooks for all students or equipment for science and technology.  In addition Guyana is facing a serious brain drain, and qualified teachers are hard to find especially for these subjects given the ...

Getting Settled In, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Getting Settled In

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

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Hey Everyone Well I am here and still kicking! It has been a whirl wind of activity ever since I have gotten here. The flight was ok, didn't sleep much, but it was only 8.5 hours so I can't complain. My apartment is bigger than some of the places ...

Stricken with, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Stricken with

A travel blog entry by guanohappens

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... sick, maybe from swimming in black water creek yesterday? Good-rumors are if you drink from the Kumuni Creek, you will return to Guyana! The rest of group toured a girls orphanage and reported it was heart-rending. I {heart} Imodium! That and good old ...

Holi!, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Holi!

A travel blog entry by holident

... gentleman who worked for the UN in the Guianas & NY. Sounded like a great job flying all over the world weekly. Entering Guyana we had more paperwork at customs. As is the normal the truck paperwork took the most time; this time they briefly searched ...

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