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... to see if we wanted to go fly a kite with him. Of course we said yes. We headed out again around 15:00. As soon as we got to the straight portion of the East Coast Highway I was completely shocked at how many kites were in the sky. There were hundreds, if not thousands, of kites in the air. It was absolutely amazing!
We parked near the Guyana Defense Force field. We walked into the field with Fabien's cocker spaniel, Simba, in ...
... President of Guyana instead of waiting for him to arrive.
Shortly after we arrived we were both doused with a white powder. That made it difficult to take a photograph of a dance troupe. Luckily I had prepared for the worst. I had covered my camera with a plastic grocery bag, leaving a hole for the lens. Even still, I did end up with some color on my camera. I was ultimately able to clean it off.
After the photograph ...
... liquid that has the beginnings of sugar crystals in it. That liquid goes to centrifuge machines. After spinning, the crystals move on for more refining as the newly separated molasses is pumped into molasses holding tanks. The molasses is then sold to places like the rum distillers.
The sugar crystals then go through two more purification processes before it is ultimately sent to the packaging area via another conveyor belt. The final sugar ...
... a cell phone. Several others were standing around. Amazingly I did not see anyone that appeared to be injured. I did not see any police on the scene.
It is not surprising a mini-bus was involved in the wreck. The mini-bus drivers operate as though they are actually slalom skiers on a very tight course. They whip in and out of lanes and around cars just like the slalom gates. That is no doubt why the mini-buses are off limits to us.
Sleep was a little interrupted... Whilst netting was supplied the mosquitos were very persistent & took a liking to my toes & the base of my feet :(It was also very hot & humid; a few tropical storms could be heard outside during the night. It got so uncomfortable that I had to have a midnight shower to cool off. At 8am we all enjoyed a lovely breakfast prepared for us by the guesthouse owner. A short time later we headed into town for a look around. ...
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