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... city we had visited in South America - the 'Leave Arms Outside' signs at the corner shop didn't help to reassure us.
The most impressive building in town was the Anglican, Gothic-style cathedral, said to be the world's tallest wooden building?! Another prominent landmark was the cast-iron Stabroek Market with its clock tower dating back to the late 1700s.
Unfortunately, we just missed the CPL games being hosted in Guyana. However, Sophie was still ...
What an amazing day! We missed Easter Monday last year (locally also known as Kite Day) because we traveled back to Colorado for Leslie's dad's funeral. We made up for that today.
We made it to the East Coast Highway seawall shortly before 08:00. As you might imagine, there were very few people out at that hour. Regardless, it provided some fun photo opportunities. I think one of my favorites was the "Pristine Waters" sign on ...
... of the 4Runner after our bout with the waves. I wound us through the streets of Parika and pointed back to the Harbour Bridge.
Approaching the bridge, I reached into my pocket to get money for the toll. I was surprised that heading east, there was no charge.
On the other side of the bridge I dropped off Elroy and Worren. Leslie, Pat and I continued our uneventful drive back to our homes.
... went to see the Cathedral, which was a little more run down than expected. Then we returned to the hotel for dinner. After we had finished eating, we were invited to join a trivia game, for charity. We said sure … and our competitors were not other guests at the hotel but rather four sets of expats and Georgetown elites who appear to be regulars. We were the only “first timers” … There were seven rounds, which was exhausting. we didn’t win, ...
... stream of people walking alongside the floats, all heading to the conclusion at LBI.
The floats were stunning in both the lighting and the costumes of those on the floats. It was a very festive atmosphere.
Nearly every passing float had a young woman posed as Lakshmi. In each case, she was posed sitting on a full-bloomed lotus flower. Most of the women held up their right hand, palm facing forward. That position signifies that wealth can be ...
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