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... whilst practising our Caribbean accents...
The British took control of Guyana in 1796. After the abolition of slavery in 1834, Africans unsurprisingly refused to work on plantations for wages and many established their own villages in the bush. Plantations closed or consolidated because of the labour shortage, but the sugar industry was resurrected with the help of an imported work force from Portugal, India and China, drastically transforming the nation's ...
... fronds in the vacant field across the highway. It dawned on me we had "front row" seats for that night's Holi bonfire.
It was just after 19:30 when we stepped onto our front terrace to watch the festivities. One of the first things I noticed is there was in fact a full moon rising through the clouds. The other thing I noticed was the sounds of drums coming from under the tent which had been set up at the site. The sound of ...
Finally, we had enough, and we returned for the lodge for a huge, delicious lunch. We had been expecting the usual sandwich fare, but, instead, we had salads, chicken, and various creole foods. Nummy.
Then, we flew home, passing over many gold mining regions. Sometimes, it is impossible to see how the equipment was brought in to mine the gold, as the sites exist away from both roads and rivers, We understand that sometimes what’s needed ...
... along the long side of the punt is to maybe 100 or 110 degrees. That allows the cane to fall into a large hopper.
Once in the hopper, all of the water from the washing falls away. In the control room at the top of the dump station are two employees. One operates the lifting and dumping of the punts while the other employee operates the scale. The hopper is the scale. The contents of the punt I saw while in the control room weighed 4.135 tons; over ...
... coming from the liquid. When queried, Amanda was unsure of the temperature of the liquid.
The wash almost appeared to be boiling. That was due to the bubbles caused by the yeast. There were several buckets around on the walkways we were using. The substance in the buckets helped to keep the yeast from bubbling over the top of the vats. At this point in the tour it was rather malodorous.
Answering a question, Amanda confirmed that rain ...
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