Travel Blogs from Georgetown
... 18:00. It was probably about that time when the Prime Minister, Sam Hinds, showed up about that time. It was about 18:50 when the Mistress of Ceremony addressed the crowd to say the program would begin in about 10 minutes or so. I was surprised she did not use the common Guyanese phrase, "just now." Finally, at about 19:00, we could hear sirens that signaled the approach of the President's motorcade.
I had sat on an ...
Today is Columbus Day, so I had the day off. Even in the midst of this stupid Government shutdown I am still working; at least for now.
Since it is an American holiday, all of the Guyanese businesses are open, including the Demerara Distillers Limited. They are much better known as the makers of El Dorado Rum.
A group of seven of us rode a bus that had been arranged by our Community Liaison Officer. We were picked up at about 09:20. About an ...
... They were weighed, recorded and then loaded into the truck.
I saw two types of fish. The smaller, gray fish was catfish. They were fairly numerous. The other type of fish was much larger, maybe three feet long. Those fish were yellowish in color. The locals refer to them as Gillbacka. They did resemble the catfish, just larger. I saw about a dozen of those fish. The Gillbacka is what is known as a "skin fish", which means they have no ...
... the trail was not so simple to follow as just "a trail." Instead, there were several different routes from which to choose. All in all it did not really seem to matter which one was selected. The trail paralleled the main road. We came to find out later the detour was there because the main road was particularly difficult for that stretch. Ultimately we merged back onto the main road and continued toward town. ...
... them and obviously we couldn't do that. It is also important that our name is cleared with CWM as we have a signed MOU with them as our funding body. Putting a false claim in for our expenses is totally unjustified. Fortunately the Chairman stands solidly with us on this point. We can only rest in the fact that we know we have done what was required of us in exposing deception and bring light into a dark place. But we do feel very sad about this ...
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