Roraima Residence Inn
Travel Blogs from Georgetown
... mid-19th Century when the market was founded.
Leaving the central area of town, I made my way to the Water Street area. Water Street parallels the Demerara River. One of the sights in the area are the drainage gates. The gates remain closed during high tide. After rains, at low tide, the gates are opened to allow the canals to drain in to the river or the ocean, depending on their location.
The piers and wharfs along the ...
... Entering Guyana we had more paperwork at customs. As is the normal the truck paperwork took the most time; this time they briefly searched the vehicle. Given the early start it felt like it took forever, everyone just wanted to get back on the truck for a nap! On the road to Georgetown we saw lots of people celebrating the Indian Holi festival - finally found it! A number of times coloured water was thrown at the windows; most entering my ...
... the interior. They are pure solid wood and quite heavy. It is beautiful wood.
Then this afternoon we had a bit of a bomb-shell dropped on us when the three principal officers came up for a meeting. What we had assumed would be a final wrap-up report from their perspective was actually two of them trying to justify the exorbitant applications they have made to both CANACOM in Jamaica and CWM regarding our costs. The Chairman didn't even know that is ...
... sort of protection there must have been a lot of gold in that 'ere building!!! We very politely thanked them and hurried on!!!
And then as we walked on down the path to the market we see the other extreme. Here there are often the homeless hanging out and sleeping on the benches or the ground after a ************* whatever it is they are on. When they are awake, we are an easy target ...
... had a sauce made from mangoes to go with it. It was quite tasty. It is one of the many Indian style of dishes that are enjoyed here.
The rest of the day was spent relaxing which included catching up with Beth on skype. We are forever grateful to have unlimited access to the internet here and to be regularly catching up with the kids. Today we were able to celebrate with them the purchase of their new car.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking