Travel Blogs from Georgetown, 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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... seemed quite lively and I was getting lots of looks and car beeping at me. After walking down a pretty long avenue, I spot the Georgetown cricket club. Looks nothing like you see on TV and strange to think Test matches are played there, but still, I ...

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 ...

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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I arrived in Georgetown Guyana at 9:30pm and was greeted at arrivals by Leeann who is a PhD student working here under Linda Peake from York. She was kind enough to come and meet me at the airport and has also assisted me by answering my hundreds of ...

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 ...

Phagwah, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Phagwah

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... mixed with water and sprayed at me through a super soaker. Our first stop of the day was a 40 minute drive from Georgetown across the Demerara Harbour bridge to a rural community temple where women and children were dressed in beautiful Saris and men ...

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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... The following day I got the opportunity to join a group of women in a community about 20 minutes outside of Georgetown. Red Thread is trying to establish Community Outreach Groups for survivors of domestic violence in different regions of the ...

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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... . We got back on the Friday afternoon and were due to fly to Caracas in Venezuela on Sunday. We spent Saturday exploring parts of Georgetown that we had not yet seen and discovered that many people live in very nice houses indeed. We also paid a last ...

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

... recognize me, instead of the conductor yelling "white girl" from the bus, the yell "D'urban" which is my stop. I am discovering Georgetown has a small town mentality, I may not know the people here, but everyone knows me, and everyone knows what I do, so ...

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

Kumuni Creek, Arawak village

A travel blog entry by guanohappens

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... not. Either way, I'll take my parrots home-grown or rescued, not poached.) Crazy place, but very beautiful outside of Georgetown, which we have all seen enough of despite its colonial tropical charms and crazy minibuses and taxis driving without any ...

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 ...

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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... Center of U of G at reception last night--really great Caribbean/Indian food and plum juice. Learning a lot and getting ideas! Georgetown Public Hospital does 500 deliveries/month!!! Darlene and I dropped our jaws at that, also 10% C/S rate to our ...

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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... the beginning of the month) that she would rather I focused my research on urban issues since I have spent most of my time in Georgetown, rather than to try to tie the Mazaruni trip into an area of focus for my thesis.  Either way, I would be happy ...

Day to Day, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Day to Day

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... walk outside at night alone and only carry a small amount of cash on me whenever I go somewhere in the day. As for Georgetown... it is a crumbling colonial capital (and I am surprised to see that all of the colonial structures are wooden and not stone ...

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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... of group toured a girls orphanage and reported it was heart-rending. I {heart} Imodium! That and good old Coca Cola, bottled in Georgetown, got me through the day lying in my sultry room and throwing up in the sink because I couldn't make it down the ...

Holi!, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Holi!

A travel blog entry by holident

... The houses lining the road were primarily built on stilts as most of the country is at or below water level. Once in Georgetown we went to our guesthouse; located next to the local Magistrates court (& overlooking the detention cells filled with ...

Cookup, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Cookup

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... , Indo-Guyanese, Afro-Guyanese, Amerindian and Chinese, have spread the cuisines of their ancestral countries of origin throughout Guyana. It seems that Guyanese people overall, both eat and prepare cuisines from all groups, but the foods remain linked to ...

Back in Georgetown!, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Back in Georgetown!

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... this weekend, and we intend to go check out a mangrove conservation site, in addition to some of the industries in Georgetown so the youth can learn by seeing and doing, rather than having their eyes glaze over in front of a chalk board.  ...

Boiled and Fried Provisions, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Boiled and Fried Provisions

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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Guyanese like to eat big hearty breakfasts according to Ian... and this is why when I wanted to make just a small portion of what they call "provisions" (both the category of vegetables and the dish), my one piece of sweet potato, cassava, eddoe and ...

Georgetown, Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Georgetown, Guyana

A travel blog entry by taniad

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Georgetown is Guyana's largest city. I stayed at the Le Meridien Pegasus and the staff service was amazing. They went out of their way to make me feel confortable. Too bad I couldn't see the city at night, the only free time I had, because unfortunately ...

Barley flour (or other) porridge!, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Barley flour (or other) porridge!

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... $200CDN a month, in an economy with the cost of living on par with a medium sized town in Canada... and for Guyana this isn't even considered extreme poverty!) will reduce the amount of expensive ingredients in order to stretch goods and make sure there ...

The Last Two Weeks, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

The Last Two Weeks

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

... was recorded. It was awesome though, I was beaming afterwards. This weekend was Guyexpo, it is a trade show showcasing everything Guyana makes. It was cool, went there on Friday night, there was live entertainment on a stage, a big beer garden and ...

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