Melbourne Inn Guyana

29 Sheriff Street, Georgetown, 00000, Guyana | Inn
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Travel Blogs from Georgetown

Kite Day

A travel blog entry by tlvice on Apr 21, 2014

50 photos

... around in the field we had to dodge kite strings fairly frequently. We found the perfect spot on the field and Fabian prepared to unveil THE kite. It was a nylon kite in the shape of a parachute. There were several lines from the fabric that met at two guide lines. Each guide line had a handle. He simply laid the kite on the ground, stretched out the guide lines to their full length, jerked the guide lines a couple of times and the ...


A travel blog entry by tlvice on Mar 22, 2014

10 photos

... pier was a car ferry. According to Elroy, it is one of two that were refurbished by the Chinese and given to the Guyanese. We had opted for the smaller wooden boats. They can make the trip to Bartica in just over an hour compared with over four hours for the ferry.

To get onto the pier, one must walk on a covered bridge of sorts. As we walked through I noticed a bicyclist coming toward us. I am not exactly sure how he ...

Pure Cane Sugar

A travel blog entry by tlvice on Oct 16, 2013

16 photos

... 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 ...

Pre-shopping Trip

A travel blog entry by tlvice on Aug 24, 2013

1 comment, 22 photos

... drivers are about the same; although, they usually only have two or three innocent lives on the line not 15 to 18 (even though anything over 15 is illegal) as on the mini-buses.

Prospective bus passengers stand alongside the road. If they wish a ride they flag down a mini-bus with a hand signal. Their arm, remaining straight and pointed down, moves away from their side by about five or ten degrees. Regardless of where the bus may be ...

Busy bazaar

A travel blog entry by holident on Mar 28, 2013

... cathedral in Paramaribo - benefiting from a recent renovation. From the cathedral we walked to the markets for some souvenir shopping. On the way we passed a handful of local craft stalls where I finally managed to buy some gifts for people back home. So far the gift buying has been a struggle; too few items, so little time. Arriving at the local markets it was packed; loads of people around due to the public holiday yesterday & Good Friday ...


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