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... hope the ones in business stop, not just some likely lad, as seemed to be the case this time – he certainly tried in on in regards of the price, which I agreed before getting in, not knowing the airport was less than 2 miles away. Then he tried to suggest he could meet me in South America as a woman would enjoy her travels much more with a man for company!!
Conviasa came up trumps and got me safely (despite the hideous cheese roll “snack” on the plane) and even ...
... at 3pm having been
waiting for 2 hours!
By the time I got back I was ready for a refreshing drink –
took a while to find a not very supermarket (coffee filters but no coffee!) to
find they don’t sell beer. All the rum shops, which I’d identified all sold
beer, were near the market – eventually found it in a petrol station at £1 a
pop for just 275ml – good job I’m not staying long!
... a trip to Aripo Falls which was a nice little section of a stream that had a deep pool (15-20) below a small waterfall. Towering above the pool and the fall was a 20-plus foot rock that we could jump off of. I took a few leaps from the top which were nerve-racking but fun. For those who have facebook if you check my wall I shared a video taken of me jumping from the highest point and weaved into it are videos of others diving in the pool and doing flips off the ledge.
... lime. Not the fruit. Nope, this word is a verb. For example: 'We going to lime.' or 'We limin'' It basically means to just hang out and have fun. And wow, are they good at it.
I'm now in Guyana after another, I couldn't believe it, nightmare flight. It was delayed by three hours and the pilot was telling us we might have to turn around because of bad weather on the ground in Georgetown, but we made it.
Guyana is next...
... J’Ouvert evolved from the Canboulay festivals in the 1800’s, which were night time celebrations where the landowners dressed up and imitated the negres jardins (garden slaves). Following emancipation the newly freed slaves took over canboulay, now imitating their former masters imitating them.
Canboulay revellers, who carried lighted cane torches, were seen as a potential risk ...