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Sep 22, 2018 - Guyana - Georgetown

We were feeling restless after a month and decided to take advantage of Caribbean Airline frequent flyer miles and so traveled to Guyana. We stayed at a cheap but comfortable guesthouse on Cummings St in Georgetown for the first week and traveled “over the river (Demerara)” to Gordon’s family house several times. Georgetown was hot, chaotic, and dirty as usual - although Guyana is the latest big ExxonMobil oil discovery the only difference was more white oil company faces on the plane - ( all traveling first-class of course) but no...

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LUCKY 58

Jul 19, 2018 - A swim, a boat, a fort, and Georgetown

Up at 7:15 again after a good night and head out to breakfast again. Eat with the two cooks who told us about their lives in the village near the resort. Both were married to men who worked in the mines and were away for six weeks to two months at a time. Friendly folks. Then back and a bit of packing, then we decided to go for a swim as nothing special was planned. As we got in the water it started to rain, but we kept on. The current was quite strong so we had to keep moving to stay near the dock. Then we decided to do a bit of sailing so...

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Jul 14, 2018 - Georgetown!

Up at 6:45 and get dressed and down to breakfast. Provided by the hotel and the buffet was served by one of the hotel workers. Chick peas, a sort of roll, and two other sauces along with a little fruit. Then into the lobby where we were supposed to meet our guide at 8:00. By about 8:25 I tried to call the number they had provided but it was disconnected, But shortly after the tour people showed up – Ann and Adrianne. We met the other two people on the tour – Ann and Robin. All sorts of plans had changed because of flooded roads and other...

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Jul 13, 2018 - Finally in Guyana

One-hour flight to Georgetown without issue, then stand in the passport line for about half an hour (being two of only about ten white people in over 100 total folks). We had to show our return tickets at passport but no other problems. We got our bags and met our ride – Amos – 90 minutes late. He drove us into town and we had a nice chat about the country and shared some of our history, We got to the hotel, got checked in, and were in our room about midnight! Kitty took a cold water shower but I waited and eventually the warm water showed...

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Jan 21, 2018 - Georgetown, Guyana

After a restless night at the hotel up early and off to my new hotel was lucky was able to check in early got stuff sorted out and down for some breakfast, then it was a bit of computer stuff, checked in online for my early morning flight to Port of Spain, Trinidad. Then off for a walk around Georgetown, Not a very large city so was durable just walking. A stop for some lunch chicken at Popeyes and the back to room for a bit of rest. Back out for some dinner and a couple beers before heading back to my room marking the end of the day.

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Jan 20, 2018 - and on to Georgetown, Guyana

Wow what a day it was, LOL My flight from PBM Paramaribo to GEO Georgetown was to leave at 11:15 AM and be a forty minute flight, I had booked a taxi to take me to the airport at 7:30 with the hotel, then yesterday evening was told by the the manager that the flight was delayed until 1:45 PM so the taxi would then pick me up at 9:30. So Could have a bit of breakfast at the hotel before going to the airport, great. The taxi driver was there at 9:30 off to the airport a hour drive, got there and there was a few people setting around also on...

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Oct 15, 2011 - The Guianas - Georgetown, Guyana

Not that living on a sailboat in the Caribbean isn't adventure enough, but I decided to have a little land adventure in South America again. But I'm not traveling alone. No, I flew to Guyana just over a week ago, and have hooked up with my friends from Finland, Aira & Olaf. Our plan is to explore The Guianas region of South America, and the Amazon region of Brazil together for the next two months. I met Aira & Olaf in 2004 in the Colombian Amazon where the borders of Peru, Colombia & Brazil meet. They were traveling down the Amazon River...

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Sep 19, 2010 - Georgetown, Guyana

Breakfast at Wayka Bus Service & Restaurant (Bernie's place)...it is so amazing how pleasant a breeze can be! I never really appreciated breezes until now when it is so hot/humid! Even the slightest air mvmt is like a kiss, a gentle pat on the back, an unexpected kindness! Every breeze is a blessing. I love breezes, here, now...sitting in Bernie's place, smelling eggs frying, hearing chickens outside the window clucking. Like a moment Of meditation, except I'm writing, ha...enuf! Later on the bus...soil here is Africa red, termite mounds on...

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South America Plus

Feb 21, 2007 - Georgetown, Guyana.

We arrived at Heather and Deen's house in Georgetown thoroughly shook up and covered in dust from our rough 7 hour overland ride! The "Murray Safari" as it had become known, was an unforgettable experience that took us across the length of Guyana ... but now it was time for some much needed R&R and a good wash! We spent the week being spoiled by Heather's delicious home cooking, Deen's famous organic coco, El Dorado's renowned Guyanese rum, a never ending supply of fresh fruit from the garden and the entertainment factor provided by Zac...

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Jan 23, 2006 - Back in Georgetown

Back to the hustle and bustle of the city...We returned to Georgetown safely on Saturday and granny was so happy to see us! We leave for Panama City on Wednesday. It is hard to believe that three weeks have flown by us already. As much as we are looking forward to changing atmosphere it will be soooooo hard to leave. We have had an eye opening experience in South America and wish we had more time to travel around!!! Panama here we come...

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Jan 7, 2006 - Guyana, South America...Our new home away from home...

Well we arrived safely to Georgetown, Guyana on the 2nd of January. This is first time for both of us in South America. For those of you who don't know this is where my dad is from, and all of his family roots. South America is beautiful with the blazing sun and all of the palm trees surrounding you as you walk down the street. You definately need time to adjust to the style of living here. It is very relaxing and the pace of life a lot slower down here. We have spent many days meeting family over Guyanease dishes and trying to learn the...

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Sep 11, 2005 - Guyana - Parika

Sunday is market day in Parika, a town on the west bank of the Essequibo river...so off we head in one of the kamikaze collectivos - many are really just mobile discos, with paint jobs and slogans that are meant to entice you aboard..."Good to go", "The Slayer", "Alley Catz" mmm... On route we cross the Demerara River on a floating pontoon bridge - with its 1.25 mile span, alledgedly making it is the largest in the world. We are sure we didn't nod off on the journey but strangely seem to have found ourselves in India or so it would seem...

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