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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 ...
... kilometers to the west. Both Elroy and Worren said the trip would take about an hour.
We had to drive to Parika because that is where the boats depart for Bartica. The roads on the west side of the Demerara were in much better condition than those on our side of the river. Regardless, because of being just two lanes, the traffic, and passing through several villages, the trip most definitely took an hour.
Once in Parika ...
... 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, ...
... worshiping her.
Another recurring theme in the motorcade was two elephants. They apparently signify the attainment of spiritual and material prosperity.
Apparently part of the celebration includes sharing candy and/or cookies with others. While I was busy trying to photograph the scene, one of the participants gave Leslie a couple of sweet cookies of some sort. Unfortunately, neither was shared with the author. Regardless, Leslie said they were wonderful!
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