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Travel Blogs from Paramaribo
... I guess I am too used to our home or the Embassy. I have no idea what they did with the x-ray machine and the metal detector for that time period; not to mention the control tower. It was not dark in the waiting area because of all the windows.
Looking out the window I was struck again with the tremendous poverty in Georgetown. There was a man painting lines on the tarmac. It was all done by hand, no machine. Earlier in ...
During this trip I noticed several things that are much different from Guyana:
- Squared off telephone poles (I am not sure why they spend the effort to do that)
- Raised garbage bins in front of virtually every residence and business
- Roads are in much better repair
- Very few feral dogs
- Animals are behind fences - very few horses, goats, etc. ...
... to not work, ahhh, fingers crossed. Then I walk, and walk and walk, pretty much in circles. I asked reception where I could find a cheap barbers but she said, yeah, just walk around. So I did and more and more walking till I was walking in areas where I shouldn't really be walking, but I need a trim. Finally, I see the classic sign for a barbers, you know, the red and white diagonal stripes.......when I got closer, it was a road sign! ...
... so everything was soaked.
After a two hour nap in a hammock to wait out the midday heat we finished up with a canopy tour via zipline. This gave new meaning to saving the best for last. What a rush. Heights are not my best friend but somehow I got over that uneasiness today and really enjoyed flying along the lines a hundred feet above the jungle floor. About nine different lines took us through the jungle treetops and one ...
... hell broke loose with shouting people. Some even waived their little numbered pieces of paper at me indicating they are before me. Sorry folks! I was just following instructions. I didn't know you needed a number! I just quickly asked the lady where to exchange money and she I needed an account there to do it. Why couldn't the first lady had told me that before I spent ten minutes fumbling around in there?