Travel Blogs from Georgetown
... That equates to a little more than $10. I took him up on his offer and asked for the entire outfit. As I stood there, he put the kite together, strung the kite, added a tail, placed a piece of wax paper on the upper portion so that it would make the requisite noise, and the necessary string to fly the kite. He was also kind enough to pose for a photograph.
As fate would have it, right across the street from the kite vendor was ...
... directly to the pier. There is a police station right at the pier. Elroy asked if we could park there. Normally the answer would have been yes; however, that morning they declined because the Police Commissioner was coming through on a tour. So, we unloaded our bags from the 4Runner. Elroy and I got back into the 4Runner to go find a place to park. The others stayed behind with our bags.
About two blocks away we found a ...
... plant from the sugar cane fields. The canal was full of small barges called punts. Each punt was full of freshly cut sugar cane. The punts are about eight feet wide, 20 feet long, and three to four feet deep. They are flat bottomed, made of plate steel.
The punts are literally front to back in the canal as they head to the dump station. Those that went by us at this point were loaded with cane pieces between 12 and 18 inches in length. Those ...
... G$70,000 which equates to about $350. They are only produced once each year in very limited quantity.
Over the years of storage, some of the rum is lost through the wood. That is known as the angel's share. In the case of the 25 year rum, the angel's share amounts to one-half. In other words, when the barrels are opened they are only about one-half full. Those barrels are only used once. "Younger" rum barrels may be used multiple times.
... posh-looking jet before being led down to our not quite so impressive twin propeller plane. Here we met our pilot for the day - a very funny man with a strong Caribbean accent & animated eyebrows. After a short safety talk we piled in. All seats were filled, including the co-pilots (9 of the group & the pilot). Sitting immediately behind the pilot I had the most leg room of anyone! The plane inside was pretty ...
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