Roraima Residence Inn
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... to our vehicle. On the way, Leslie stopped at a beer vendor booth and asked what their diagnosis might be. They agreed the kite's tail was too light. Leslie asked how that might be remedied. The three unanimously said we should add a branch. At that very instant, one of the young men jumped up and pulled a weed out of the ground. He tied the weed to the end of the tail. Then he escorted Leslie to the back of the vendor tent and put the ...
... seemed to be at a constant crescendo. It kept us on the edge of our seats for quite some time.
I passed my time "painting with light" as cars drove on the highway between our vantage point and the bonfire location. The crowd for the bonfire continued to build as did the sound of the drums.
Finally, at nearly 20:20, a group of men gathered at the base of the soon-to-be bonfire. The drums were beating steadily. We ...
... actually takes it into the plant.
The cane's first introduction to the plant is by 92 steel knives. They are made out of one-half inch steel plate. They come out as a rough pulp and move on to the first of four mills. Enroute to that mill, the cane passes under a large magnet. That removes any metal that may have made it to that point.
At the first mill, the pulpy cane is mixed with water and crushed. That happens three more times along ...
... of the expense. I ended up tasting the 15, eight, and six year rums. My favorite by far was the 15 year rum. I could see it as a "sipping" rum. The eight year smelled sweet, but I thought it had a real alcohol smell and taste. The six year was even worse. I likened it to rocket fuel (by the way, all of DDL's rum have a 40% alcohol content). If I were to buy rum it would be the 15 year variety.
I would highly recommend the tour to anyone that visits Georgetown.
... hear the falls. The view from the first of the three lookouts (boy scout's view) was stunning. The falls are 250m high, 120m wide in the wet (only 80ish during our visit). Millions of litres of water cascade over them every second. Spray from the falls makes the entire gorge beautifully green. I stood on an overhanging rock near the falls for a photo; 500m to the ground with no rails - frightening! The second ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking