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... our vehicle, we opened the doors and carefully retrieved the towels we had brought with us. Since our backs were not too bad we actually placed the towels in front of us to keep from coloring our seat belts.
Cleaning up when we arrived home took a little doing. In fact, as I write this, we both still have some residual color on our skin. Needless to say, we threw our old, stained clothing into the garbage.
... 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.
... church that opened in August, 1892. The wooden church is said to be one of the tallest wooden churches in the world, at 143 feet. The church was not open so I was not able to enter.
Shortly before the church, Georgetown City Hall opened in 1889. If it were kept in better condition it would truly be a marvel. It has Gothic type style. It is said the government proposed that it be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That has yet ...
... on stilts as most of the country is at or below water level. Once in Georgetown we went to our guesthouse; located next to the local Magistrates court (& overlooking the detention cells filled with loud-mouthed criminals). Once assigned rooms a few of us went in search of an ATM. Georgetown has a reputation for violence after dark so we were quick to go whilst it was still light; although I felt protected with 6ft+ adult males by my side! Due to ...
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