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Travel Blogs from Georgetown
... 18:00. It was probably about that time when the Prime Minister, Sam Hinds, showed up about that time. It was about 18:50 when the Mistress of Ceremony addressed the crowd to say the program would begin in about 10 minutes or so. I was surprised she did not use the common Guyanese phrase, "just now." Finally, at about 19:00, we could hear sirens that signaled the approach of the President's motorcade.
I had sat on an ...
... approached the border, we could see the river, with several small cataracts, then Orinduik in the distance. The airstrip – hard packed dirt – sits right next to the falls. We were, of course, the only plane there.
The Falls are lovely. The river runs along a high plateau, where rain forest creeps up the canyon but the table tops are all bare. A few buildings sit nearby, and the village is very isolated, and the only radio is at the police station. ...
... and pluck the chickens that are purchased from them.
The final affront to the U. S. senses may come at the public restroom. The door to the women's side of the restroom (which by the way is standing wide open) has the hand-painted sign proclaiming the following:
Sort of a different twist on pay toilets.
Regardless, I believe it is definitely worth the experience to go to Bourda Market.
Making my way back to the Water Street area I found some fishermen off-loading their morning catch. This was just north of the Water Street warehouses, near one of the drainage gates. There were two boats moored there. Up on the bank was a small truck with bins in the rear. The truck was parked by a telephone pole guy-wire. The owner of the truck had secured his scale to that. The fishermen brought their buckets and baskets full of ...
... to be quite strategic in the task. But it is now done with just the final bits and pieces to go in in the morning.
Throughout the day people have been popping into the office with more gifts for us. We received some genuine Guyana gold pins - a brooch for me and a tie pin for Barry - from one of the West Bank group of Churches and then some more local souvenirs from the Georgetown group. Many of these souvenirs are made from the hardwood that is ...