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

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Back at the seawall we walked to just the perfect spot for the maiden flight. Preparing for that moment I was reminded of flying kites in Colorado in my childhood. I recalled the need to run for several yards with a kite in tow to try to get it up in the air. That was not required at the seawall. There was a fairly stiff breeze. I just directed Leslie to stand in one location and let out some of the string. I stood where I ...

Parika

A travel blog entry by tlvice

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... 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

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... 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 ...

El Dorado Rum

A travel blog entry by tlvice

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... set in the barrels, a small square of burlap is placed over the hole first. That helps secure the bung. We were allowed to pick up and inspect the bungs and the burlap. They were still wet, having a definite odor of rum. Those that wished were able to take them as a souvenir.

Emerging from the emptying area we were at the cooperage. Unfortunately, barrels were not being made while we were there. At this point of the tour we were allowed to ...

Flying the falls

A travel blog entry by holident

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... an old school control panel with hundreds of switches. Due to turbulence we flew quite low (4,000ft) to the gorge leading to the falls. This allowed us amazing views of the dense jungle below. After an hour we got our first view of the falls off in the distance. The plane did a couple of passes so we could all take pictures. It was a spectacular location, completely isolated in the middle of the jungle. We came in to ...

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