Guyana Travel Stories
First Nations woman meeting Amerindians from Guyana
I arrived in Georgetwon, Guyana on December 28, 2007 at 8:15 AM direct from JFK, NY...The highlights of my visit to this beautiful country is in meeting my partners family and friends and in meeting the Amerindians of Guyana...I am ever so grateful... I will be putting a report together to give to anyone who wants to read it and definitely to Guyana Geology and Mines Commission who sponsored my travel around Guyana and with the Ministry of Ame...

The coast
Last journal entry That is it for my travel blog. It’s been a lot of fun sharing my trip with you. If you have any questions about Guyana or any of the trips we went on, you can email me at: jessicageenen@yahoo.com or jgeenen@tridentexploration.ca. PLEASE NOTE: Some subject matter of this blog may not be suitable for all ages. Viewer discretion is advised when noted below. I took a day trip to another area of the country, the coast. Th...

Georgetown, the city
December 28 So, what do you do when there is a tarantula on the ceiling of your dining hall where you are staying in the savannah bush of Guyana? Good question. Well, #1, take a picture for your blog. #2, let it be. Since this was in the dining area, we weren’t too concerned about it. Plus the local people there said they don’t harm you unless you bother them. Yea, kinda creepy, but just make sure you check your bed before you go to sleep an...

Water falls and golden frogs
December 27 Today we went to Kaieteur falls, the highest single drop waterfall in the world. It is located on the Guyana Shield, one of the world's oldest geological formations. Legend has it the "Kaie", one of the great Patamona chiefs sacrificed himself by paddling his canoe over the falls to appease Makonaima, the great spirit, and to bring peace between his people and the aggressive Caribs. "Teur" translates as "falls", hence the name Kaie...

Canopy walk and manatees
December 23 This morning started quite early, as we left the resort to arrive for an early canopy walk at Iwokrama, the forest where we stopped on our first day to tour the field station. We hiked about 20 minutes into the forest, welcomed by the low noise of howler monkeys ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howler_monkey[/url]). We were up in the canopy for about 1 hour, which was beautiful, especially early in the morning (6:30am). We sa...

Where the Cowboys are Indians
Happy Boxing Day! A question was asked as to what Peace Corps Volunteers do for Christmas. Some of them go home for holidays, and some stay in their communities and celebrate with their Guyanese friends. Volunteers on the coast of Guyana will normally eat chow mien, as it is a celebratory meal for the people on the coast. Volunteers more in the interior will have “cook up”, which is basically a stew with a mish mash of ingredients, from coconu...

More pictures in online album
Hello all, Quick note. I took many pictures, but it takes a really long time to upload each one. So, I have created a group page on Snapfish, which is an online photo sharing site. You need to create a Snapfish account, but it is free and really easy. 1) Go to: [url]guyanatravelblog.snapfish.com[/url] 2) Click on "I don't have a snapfish account" and fill in your information, create a password and accept the terms and conditions. Yo...

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