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Georgetown, Guyana

Last stop in South America!!!!!!

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567 kilometers later and I arrived at my last stop in South America..... Guyana!!! My flight with Caribbean Airlines departed Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on June 12th at 6:40 and 1 hour and 10 mins later I arrived in Georgetown, Guyana. The flight was a breeze and it cost $313 for the one way, nonstop flight. I am currently staying at the Hurakabra River Resort which is a two hours journey from Georgetown and is located on the west bank of the Essequibo River. The resort is not as luxurious as the previous ones I have stayed at, it is boutique-style and very quaint and it costing me $145 per night to stay in the Bamboo Cottage. Here are a few pictures of the Hurakabra Resort:

Pic of the resort that I took from the boat.

Pic of the resort that I took from the boat.


Cute little beach on the side of the river.

Cute little beach on the side of the river.

Resoooooooort

Resoooooooort

Since the resort is located right on the bank of the river, they offer plenty of activities for the guests! Today is June 15th (my 4th day here) and in the past few days I have done a bunch of cool things. On my first day here I went on a tour (offered by my resort) to Marshall Falls which cost $20 Canadian. A cool, long walk from the river, through the jungle experiencing all the flora and fauna, brought us (me and the tour group) up 2 waterfalls for a dip. The waterfalls were absolutely breathtaking, especially with the jungle surrounding them. On my second day here I went on another tour with my resort to Parrot Island. I got to enjoy the sunset and watch all the hundreds of parrots return home to nest in the mangrove trees for the evening. It was so cool to see such an huge abundance of these beautiful birds all coming to sit in the trees at the same time. Here are some pics of the falls and Parrot Island:

At the waterfalls with my tour group from the resort!

At the waterfalls with my tour group from the resort!


The Marshall Falls in the Jungle, we went for a dip and it was so refreshing after the long walk to get there!

The Marshall Falls in the Jungle, we went for a dip and it was so refreshing after the long walk to get there!


Beautiful Parrot, I just wanted to bring him home with me!

Beautiful Parrot, I just wanted to bring him home with me!


I tried to teach it how to say my name but he wasn't cooperating...

I tried to teach it how to say my name but he wasn't cooperating...

Yesterday I went kayaking, knee-boarding and tubing in the Essequibo River, all these activities are available at the resort and are free! Today, I think i would like to go fishing on the river, some of the employees at the resort say that there are some HUGE fish to catch and I think I'd like to give it a shot! Here are some pictures of the Essequibo RIver that I have been enjoying for the past few days:

A boat from the resort that is used for knee-boarding and tubing.

A boat from the resort that is used for knee-boarding and tubing.


Essequibo River.

Essequibo River.

So that's pretty much what I've been up to here in Guyana. It has been a great experience so far, and It was far from what I expected it to be like, which was a pleasant surprise. I've had a wild time out here in the jungle and on the river and I am going to try as many different things that I can in my next couple days here. So far, my favourite thing about Guyana is the secludedness of it. Where my resort it located, makes me feel as if I'm in a different world and I completely forget about the hustling bustling life of Mississauga. One word to describe it: Peaceful. Also, if you ever come to Guyana, make sure you try the pumpkin curry and beef on rice, it was absolutely mouthwatering..... heres a pic of my plate from last night:

Curry pumpkin and beef on rice, SO GOOD! This pic is totally instagram-worthy right?

Curry pumpkin and beef on rice, SO GOOD! This pic is totally instagram-worthy right?

On June 17th I will be departing Guyana, and the whole region of South America, and I will be heading for the Oceania region. My next stop is a surprise though. So you'll find out when i get there!!! Bye!!!

Posted by michaelat 14:51 Archived in Guyana

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