Category Archives: travel

While calypso singers laugh at them: Satire in the music of Guyana and the West Indies

Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot Fighting in the captain’s tower While calypso singers laugh at them And fishermen hold flowers – Bob Dylan, from “Desolation Row” The Culture and Style of Calypso. I’ve said plenty about Guyana’s literature. I … Continue reading

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A playlist from Jah

While walking on the beach in Georgetown – along Kingston not far from the Pegasus – a glint in the sand caught my eye. There, half buried, I found a CD labeled by hand with a marker, Jah! Rastafari. Guessing … Continue reading

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Birds of the Mahaica

Guyana enjoys top-tier renown among one important subset of tourists: bird watchers. The country’s undisturbed rain forests, wetlands and other ecosystems support large numbers of unique and unusual bird species. Mahaica Tours offer a 5-hour boat tour of the Mahaica … Continue reading

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A road trip to Linden, Guyana

I recently became the proud owner of a Toyota Rav4, purchased online from JapaneseVehicles.com and shipped from Japan to Guyana. To celebrate its arrival, Wendy and I drove it to Linden. I’ve learned a lot about Guyana from Georgetown taxi … Continue reading

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Guyana’s breathtaking Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls in a day

The premier tourist destination in Guyana is Kaieteur Falls located deep in interior jungle on the Potaro River. Were Kaieteur more accessible, it would undoubtedly be a world famous waterfall. No photo I’ve seen begins to capture its grandeur. Skilled … Continue reading

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An evening on the Georgetown seawall

On any given evening around sundown, many Georgetown residents walk out to the seawall to enjoy the evening breezes and views of the sunset over the ocean. These photos were taken near the Seawall Grandstand. My daughter had just procured … Continue reading

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A thrilling boat ride

Guyana has so few roads, boats are still an essential form of transportation. I made the journey to Santa Mission, an Amerindian village, and a bit further upriver to the Arrowpoint Nature Resort. The journey involved crossing over to the … Continue reading

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