Travel Blogs from Guyana

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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 ...

A Little Jesus in the Jungle, Kaieteur National Park, Guyana travel blog

A Little Jesus in the Jungle

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... going.  This loop "road" hugged the perimeter of the airport and another ten minutes later we were waived into the Guyana Defence Force's hangar area.  WTF?  A military base?  The plane was scheduled for noon and I was wondering ...

Back in Georgetown!, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Back in Georgetown!

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... that Red Thread is intending to publish (for the last week I have been working with the women at Red Thread translating Guyana's 2010 Sexual Offenses Act into a working guide for grassroots women i.e. what the laws are around sexual violence and what ...

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 ...

Speedboating, Bartica, Guyana travel blog

Speedboating

A travel blog entry by leobeck

Two weekends ago I traveled by speedboat to the interior town of Bartica. It is possible to arrive by car, however the condition of the road makes it a long and sometimes impossible (impassible?) journey. We drove an hour out of Georgetown to arrive at ...

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 ...

March 19th Mothers' March, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

March 19th Mothers' March

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... everyone’s intentions and hard work, the march almost didn’t go off.  As I mentioned in a previous post, Guyana and specifically Georgetown has inadequate drainage systems for the amount of yearly rainfall.  It has rained almost ...

Week One at Friendship Secondary Complete!, Friendship, Guyana travel blog

Week One at Friendship Secondary Complete!

A travel blog entry by jaime.hurlbut

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... /exhausting/daunting/inspiring all in one. We (all WorldTeach volunteers) were warned that the first week of school in Guyana was usually a little bit hectic, as teachers and the HeadMaster were probably still trying to figure out the Time Table, or ...

Georgetown Calling, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Georgetown Calling

A travel blog entry by els_and_peter

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Peter writes: After the anxiety and trouble we had entering French Guyane and Suriname, Guyana turned out to be a piece of cake. We asked our hotel in Niew Nickerie to book us onto the minibus to South Drain (not a contender for the most charming name in ...

Rain!, Bartica, Guyana travel blog

Rain!

A travel blog entry by jaime.hurlbut

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Yesterday it rained and it was like Christmas. We had been having lack of water problems for a couple days and it was getting really rough since we didn't have much for showering, flushing toilets, laundry, drinking, etc. It was close to one of the best ...

dolce and guyana, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

dolce and guyana

A travel blog entry by abacaxirlanda

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travelled south to north in the diverse Guyana. a heavily forested country. i travelled through the amerindian villages in the south, through the dense jungle to georgetown. Guyana is bursting with different cultures and thats what makes it so ...

Return to Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Return to Guyana

A travel blog entry by leobeck

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It took about a year, but I finally made it back. Guyana, here I come. This time I decided to take a direct flight from New York-the only direct flight from anywhere in the US to Georgetown, Guyana. We left about 30 minutes late, which would make it ...

Past the halfway point, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Past the halfway point

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

Well the end of Guyexpo was just as good as the beginning. It was so busy every night I went there. Everyone goes out almost every night to these kind of events. The Blue & White party was a lot of fun. All the local bands come out and sang, it was ...

A few lessons, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

A few lessons

A travel blog entry by leobeck

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...   I have still not seen a working stoplight.   Communicating:   As I may have told you before, Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America.  In general, communicating is not a problem.  Here ...

Deep jungle, Ituni, Guyana travel blog

Deep jungle

A travel blog entry by holident

After an omelette breakfast we were off on the truck for a long drive day. A short while into the journey we had to stop for an hour & a half whilst Adam & Dan finished repairs to the truck (they had been up until 1am trying to fix it). Moving on ...

Surama surprise, Surama Village, Guyana travel blog

Surama surprise

A travel blog entry by holident

... the football game got more interesting as the spirits started to kick in. A popular pastime for the children is flying kites. In Guyana it's especially popular at Easter. Several of the young kids were keen to show off their skill, flying them high in ...

Back At It -- Term 2, Friendship, Guyana travel blog

Back At It -- Term 2

A travel blog entry by jaime.hurlbut

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... to home over Christmas. It's definitely great to be back in Guyana, although the first day or so was pretty rough, and I was wondering if Guyana had always been like this, or if I had just forgotten a lot in the 3 short weeks I was home. I think I've ...

A little Creolese, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

A little Creolese

A travel blog entry by jaime.hurlbut

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Here is a quick post showing a little bit of how the Creolese language spoken here translates into "normal English." This is probably why the first couple weeks of school I said "what?!" to my students at least a thousand times. After you get the hang of ...

Starting all of the

Starting all of the "lasts"

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

... going to the movies.  I don't know what it is about fish shops here, they just love them! I am taking most of next week off to do sight seeing and shopping, and just soaking up as much of Guyana as I possibly can, I sure am going to miss this ...

Kaieteur Falls, Kaieteur National Park, Guyana travel blog

Kaieteur Falls

A travel blog entry by guanohappens

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... and wearing my now very sad straw hat. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT after we touched down on the little airstrip in our Trans Guyana Airlines one-prop plane and began our hike to the Falls, I heard a familiar noise--PARROTS!!!!!!! Malcolm, our ...

Greetings from Guyana!, Bartica, Guyana travel blog

Greetings from Guyana!

A travel blog entry by jaime.hurlbut

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... days in Guyana we spent at CPCE (Cyril Potter College for Education) which is right next to the University of Guyana, just outside of Georgetown, the capital. At CPCE we learned more about the Guyanese culture, and had guest speakers from the ...

Guyana, country of rivers., Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Guyana, country of rivers.

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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Once across the river what a difference, the road is lined with houses,temples and businesses . There seems to be a lot going on.       One of the first things we cames across was the Guyanian Sugar Corporation landing strip it ...

Old Man Falls, Kaieteur National Park, Guyana travel blog

Old Man Falls

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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We flew in a ten seater light aircraft to visit Kaieteur falls which is one of the largest waterfalls in the world, higher than Victoria and Niagra Falls, and carries a huge volume of water. The flight took us from Georgetown south over dense ...

Indo-Guyanese Roti and Curry and Polouri, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Indo-Guyanese Roti and Curry and Polouri

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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I have had yet another busy week (I am starting to feel like a broken record... sorry folks), and for the first time since I arrived I am enjoying a day all to myself in Georgetown (minus the cooking, cleaning and laundry that I did this morning... MAN ...

Baganara - Work Retreat, Baganara, Guyana travel blog

Baganara - Work Retreat

A travel blog entry by benmaas

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CSIH retreat for TB workers in Guyana.  It was held at a nice resort on an island on the Essequibo river.  Around 60 people went including CSIH staff and Canadian consultants, Guyanese TB doctors, nurses, lab techs, and outreach ...

The Mini Bus, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

The Mini Bus

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

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This is pretty much one of the most fun things to do in Guyana on a daily basis. This is their form of public transit. There are no bus stops, you just stand on the side of the road and flag one down. On the outside the bus just looks like an old VW ...

We finally reached the Caribbean Sea, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

We finally reached the Caribbean Sea

A travel blog entry by rachi.marianna

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Our goal is accomplished: South America from the Southernmost point to Northern Coast!! ...

Trip to New Amsterdam, New Amsterdam, Guyana travel blog

Trip to New Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by benmaas

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New Amsterdam is East along the coast from Georgetown. Our project works at the hospitals and clinics there and I went with Alam to get acquainted with hospitals and staff. It was an interesting car ride along a decent paved road, but the drivers are ...

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