Guyana: A Country Like No Other
The African, Caribbean, Latin American, Indian, West-Indie, and Asian cultures are all prominent throughout Guyana. Walking through Georgetown was as if I was walking through a cultural time warp block to block from the various styles of music blaring from a distance, the varieties of aromas available with each step, and the colorful sights to be seen. The combinations were endless. Guyana was unlike any place I’ve ever visited. Continue reading →
With the school year well under way, I know that next summer will lead to another inevitable travel journey abroad. It’s hard to believe that just two months ago, I finished an epic journey traveling around the world and visiting 22 countries. Although I am no longer able to travel full-time at the present moment, my job enables me to reach new destinations or to experience something completely different each summer and during school holidays. Prior to my sabbatical year, I connected my abroad travel with volunteering. Reminiscing about my past “voluntourism” opportunities has me wondering what responsible tourism vacations I’ll do next! I’m already planning my next trips! Here are the highlights of some of my past responsible travel tours. Continue reading →
When people think about South America they automatically think about countries like Argentina, Chile, Brazil, or Peru. Guyana is often left out. Guyana is a unique and diverse South American country few people choose to visit. Guyana is one of my favorite countries because of its various foods (roti, curry, rice & beans, carrots & rice, fried chicken, chick peas, stew, stir fry, homemade fresh juices, etc…yum!), lush natural environment, waterfalls, and the friendly and welcoming people. I have a thousand reasons why I love Guyana. Here are just a few details why you should visit Guyana based on my personal experiences traveling throughout the country for three weeks. Visiting Kaieteur Falls alone is well worth a journey to Guyana.
1. City life. Georgetown is the capital and the largest city in Guyana-the culture (and booming music) on every street corner is energizing
I didn’t realize I was on a cliff ledge when this picture was taken. I thought I was standing on solid ground. The ground beneath me could have collapsed at any moment. After seeing the picture I was amazed at where I was just standing. This goes to show that things are not always as they appear. I am glad I was brave enough to get close to the edge to have this picture taken. It is one of my favorite travel photos.