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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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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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Sep 8, 2005 - Guyana - Georgetown

Previously called Longchamps by the French and Stabrock by the Dutch, till the British finally changed its name after colonisation in 1812. The town gets a bit of a roasting in the Lonely Planet...Guyana in general (and Georgetown in particular) is notorious for street crime and physical violence, electrcity black outs are common...avoid walking anywhere at night, be alert even in daytime. Never enter the Tiger Bay area, avoid here, there and everywhere and even try to arrive at the airport during daylight hours!!! So we were ready for some...

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Dec 12, 2004 - Back to Georgetown

(written by Ted) The drive to and from Iwokrama revealed a lot about Guyana's interior. The road between Linden (upriver from Georgetown) and Lethem (the border crossing to Brazil) is made from reddish clay coming from borrow pits along the road. The clay lies beneath the white sandy soils we saw in the rainforests. Road maintenance is done after the main rainy season in June. Most of the area along the road has been logged. South of Linden is an area that burned during El NiƱo in 1998. There were lots of dead trees. Regrowth was 20-30...

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Dec 2, 2004 - Georgetown, Guyana

Written by Karen (with input from Ted): In December, we traveled to the small country of Guyana in South America to visit our friend Byron whom we know from Baltimore. Byron is an epidemiologist for the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), which means that he studies the causes, distribution, and control of disease in local populations. By the time this entry gets posted, he'll have his Ph.D. in the subject from Johns Hopkins University. PAHO is attached to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), but since it predates the UN as an...

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Jan 11, 2004 - GUYANA: The World in a Single Country

Copyright 2004 David Rich 1700 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com GUYANA: The World in a Single Country Say you wanted to see the whole world but could only visit one country--which country would it be? I nominate a country few have likely heard of, at least recently. Here are the clues. Bobby's bus lines from Country X's neighbor, a former Dutch colony, left at the ungodly hour of 5 am loaded with characters. Patricia bent my ear non-stop, chortling while explaining whatever popped into her mind while I desperately concentrated on deciphering...

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