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... country became an independent member of the British Commonwealth in 1966. Today, Guyana's economy relies on exporting bauxite, gold, sugar, rice, timber and shrimp.
Georgetown sits on the east bank of the Demerara (sugar) River, where the river empties into the Atlantic Ocean. A Dutch canal system drains the city, which is actually 7ft below sea level. The dilapidated architecture and unkempt parks offered a laid-back feel amid real life chaos. It was probably the ...
... seemed to be at a constant crescendo. It kept us on the edge of our seats for quite some time.
I passed my time "painting with light" as cars drove on the highway between our vantage point and the bonfire location. The crowd for the bonfire continued to build as did the sound of the drums.
Finally, at nearly 20:20, a group of men gathered at the base of the soon-to-be bonfire. The drums were beating steadily. We ...
... but it’s hard to imagine that can be done on a large scale.
We were dropped at our hotel (the Cara Lodge again), then we went for a brief walk. Georgetown is not too crowded, and the traffic is usually not too insane. We had no difficulties crossing roads. But the streets are muddy and dirty, and there is a lot of trash around. We didn’t stumble over any donkey droppings, which was a bit surprising, as we saw quite a few donkey and carts ...
... pounds! Mr. Henry indicated some punts can hold as much as 10 tons.
The men in the fields harvesting the cane are paid based on the specific weights of the punts. Each punt is numbered so it can be tracked to ensure each man is paid according to the punt to which he contributed.
Once the cane is weighed the hopper hinges open and the cane falls out the bottom. It lands on a conveyor belt. At the top of the belt the cane drops onto another ...
... the open vats does not negatively impact the distillation process.
From the vats the wash goes to any of a number of available stills. The first one we were taken to is known as the EHP Wooden Coffey still. EHP stands for Edward Henry Porter. The still was apparently originally from his estate. Coffey is the type of still. That particular still has been in continuous use since 1880. It is constructed with local greenheart wood. It is the only one of ...
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