Travel Blogs from Guyana

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An English speaking country - how strange!, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

An English speaking country - how strange!

A travel blog entry by elliotandcarla

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We arrived quite late to Georgetown and checked into a cute guesthouse called Rima before heading over the road for a quick beer before bed (always got to try the local beers as soon as possible). We met the owner of the bar and he gave us a quick ...

Birthday in Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Birthday in Guyana

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

... , for karaoke night, then some friends came back to our place and just chilled there until way too late. Saturday I celebrated my birthday Guyana style. I just hung out with Annika and Jackie during the day, it was low key day, and it was great. The ...

The Zoo, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

The Zoo

A travel blog entry by leobeck

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I went to the zoo the other day. It is a small zoo attached to the botanical gardens-the same place where I saw the manatees. The majority of the animals are birds: parrots, macaws, cranes, and even a few eagles (you can see the photo of me with a very ...

Weekend adventures, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Weekend adventures

A travel blog entry by leobeck

... at the zoo.....we'll see. The other noteworthy event from dinner was that I didn't understand about half of what went on. I know I said Guyana is an English speaking country, which it is. But, here in da Caribbean ma, we be talkin lik dis an rel fas ma ...

Jonestown!--ok, not there yet, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Jonestown!--ok, not there yet

A travel blog entry by leobeck

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It has been about two weeks and I am officially known around town as White Rasta.  Ok, so I might be exaggerating a little.  Things are going well and I am gearing up for a week in a smaller town.  New Amsterdam is the capital of the ...

Election, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Election

A travel blog entry by benmaas

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On Monday August elections were held in Guyana. I was posted as an international observer with OAS for polling stations up the coast from Georgetown. It was a very interesting experience. Elections are held every 5 years and there is much political ...

Verdens vakreste foss, Kaieteur Falls, Guyana travel blog

Verdens vakreste foss

A travel blog entry by helguth

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I dag har vi opplevd en av verdens vakreste fossefall - nå har vi alle verdens 5 mest berømte fosser på CV'n - denne er verdens høyeste frittfallende foss med sine 270 meter rett ned Et fantastisk flott skue. Enjoy the pictures ...

Research, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Research

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... during my internship with Red Thread last summer shows that there are many barriers to achieving gender equality in Guyana. These include extremely high proportions of domestic and gender based violence, poor quality and inconsistent access to medical ...

Sprawling Dilapidation, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Sprawling Dilapidation

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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Eclectic Mom and Pop type sprawl is the best way to describe the shopping scene in Guyana. Tiny stores crushed under the weight of 2 or 3 stories above them line the trash fouled streets.  Whether it is the Fatt Dong Chinese Restaurant or the ...

Raisin Rice with Pineapple, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Raisin Rice with Pineapple

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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Today Esther and I held a fundraiser selling hot dogs at the sea wall although we were supposed to do it in front of the Republic Bank (the confirmation of which came through the day before, however once we opened the envelope at the end of the day to ...

Into the badlands of Georgetown, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Into the badlands of Georgetown

A travel blog entry by olimoss

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... We were eventually towed out by a passing minibus before driving on to the edge of the mighty and fast-flowing Essequibo river. The word 'Guyana' is apparently an Amerindian term meaning 'land of many waters', and it is easy to see why as any map shows an ...

Emancipation Day, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Emancipation Day

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... 't posted about such topics, nor updated my blog much more generally, it is probably obvious that I haven't done much traveling throughout Guyana, or even spent much time engaging in cultural activities. This is on account of two things: lack of time and ...

Georgetown - Fried Chicken and Cesspools, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Georgetown - Fried Chicken and Cesspools

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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Getting here was an adventure and being here is even more of one.  How does Atlanta-Pittsburgh-JFK-Georgetown, Guyana sound?  Yeah, sometimes you have to transer in hell to find tropical paradise.  Well actually, let me reserve comment on ...

Thanksgiving in Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Thanksgiving in Guyana

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

... it was an awesome night, everyone was happy to be able to have a taste of home. I am happy I was able to get that weekend to rest and recoop, the week has only just begun here, there seems to be a very valid reasons to party every night in ...

Another week gone, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Another week gone

A travel blog entry by pattiwhite

The week was pretty slow, I am trying to recall what I did, and the only thing that is coming to memory is my weekly Wednesday bar trip with Jackie. Last week was a fish shop. It was really nice, didn't smell like fish, not so crowded and we were able ...

People we meet along the way, Linden, New Amsterdam and Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

People we meet along the way

A travel blog entry by leobeck

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In my brief time here in Guyana, I have run into a few characters and interesting situations.  Please allow me just a few lines to describe my encounters and those Guyanese whose paths have crossed with mine.   Due to my appearance, I ...

Kaieteur Falls, Kaieteur Falls, Guyana travel blog

Kaieteur Falls

A travel blog entry by benmaas

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Day trip to Kaieteur Falls with all the Canadian interns in Georgetown.  It is supposedly the worlds tallest 'single drop' waterfall in the world.  A quick google search will reveal the the tourism authority made up that statistic.  But ...

Red Thread and Mother's March, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Red Thread and Mother's March

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... more conducive to learning, it took us the whole afternoon and the next day.  On Wednesday three women from the Guyana Book Foundation (the organization which donated the books, tables and chairs at the Red Thread library)  came to visit to ...

My Apartment, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

My Apartment

A travel blog entry by benmaas

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Thought I would put up some pictures of where I am living. Rent is fairly high in Georgetown, especially for foreigners. I have a suite in a decent sized house. It has air conditioning which is great. Electricity is very expensive but I got the ...

Sorry for going AWOL, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Sorry for going AWOL

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... of the last month (seriously, it has been that long?!). May started off busy, with a talk held at the University of Guyana regarding the labour movement, the role of unions in Guyana's social and political history and how working class organizing has ...

Georgetown it is, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Georgetown it is

A travel blog entry by mishkabobala

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... perpetuate the disadvantage of the most marginalized classes. As such, Red Thread remains one of the most radical women's organizations in Guyana and perhaps the Caribbean.  It has been in operation for over 20 years and with successes such as seeing ...

Stage 1 of our Journey South, Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guyana, Venezuela travel blog

Stage 1 of our Journey South

A travel blog entry by teamrees

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... leg of our journey to Santa Elena. Our first stop was Puerto Ordaz, a city which makes up half of the urban package of Ciudad Guyana (with San Felix making up the other half), a mere 12 hour bus journey away, and about half way between Caracas and Santa ...

To Border with Suriname, Corrverton, Guyana travel blog

To Border with Suriname

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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We set of this morning to go along the East Coast; this area was a bit different although well built up. Some areas were very clean and modern whilst others were very dirty and run down. We had to fight on the road to get some space along with the cows, ...

To an Amerindian village, Santa Rosa Mission, Guyana travel blog

To an Amerindian village

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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Well we did manage to get up in time and got the taxi at 6, he drove us some 50 kms to get to the town of Parika, en route we had a new experience of crossing a pontoon bridge. This bridge is about 200 meters wide and is even more unusual in that at one ...

More Georgetown, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

More Georgetown

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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- In the morning we did a bit more of the chores with a view to going to one of the celebrations in the afternoon. In the end when we got to the place where the celebration was to take place it had just finished, we had been told it went on until the ...

La palme du transport, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

La palme du transport

A travel blog entry by thometcamo

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La Guyane, pas française, ce fut épique ! Partis de Paramaribo au Surinam à 4h du matin et avec un passage de frontière "particulier", nous arrivons chauds comme la braise à Georgetown sous un soleil de plomb. Traverser la Guyane sur la route ...

Dresscode in een vuurtoren, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Dresscode in een vuurtoren

A travel blog entry by ingetravel

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Navin pikt ons op voor ontbijt en een ritje naar de universiteit (niet zo speciaal; ware het niet dat ook daar kaaimannen te vinden zijn, gewoon in de vijvers tussen de gebouwen in). Op de terugweg zet Navin ons af in het centrum. Vandaag trekken we met ...

Kaieteur falls, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Kaieteur falls

A travel blog entry by ingetravel

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... Martin nog ah fietsen is. Ze zijn al 8 maanden onderweg en hebben alle landen van Zuid-Amerika gedaan, met uitzondering van Guyana, Venezuela en Colombia, vanwaaruit ze richting Noord-Amerika zullen gaan; dan de oceaan over naar Japan en dan Azië. Martin ...

Gesjoemel in Southdrain, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Gesjoemel in Southdrain

A travel blog entry by ingetravel

... we de overzetboot op. We moeten nog de typische immigratiepapieren invullen en we raken aan de praat met andere blanken, die in Guyana werken. Deze laten ons weten dat we maar beter klaar kunnen staan, omdat er straks een loopkoers gaat beginnen naar de ...

Weg uit Georgetown, Georgetown, Guyana travel blog

Weg uit Georgetown

A travel blog entry by ingetravel

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Nog enkele bezoekjes aan de vele touroperators en internetspeurtochten later, besluiten we het er toch op te wagen. Locals moeten immers toch ook soms naar de stad om boodschappen en zo. Bovendien zijn er ook in de Rupununi-regio (tussen Iwokrana en ...

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