Thirsty Thursdays: Seven Totally Tropical Random Bars in Guyana

A few more long awaited Thirsty Thursdays to come on here. First up I’m on the piss in Guyana. It was June 2014 when I crossed the border into Guyana and was ready to celebrate with a Guyanese beer (Banks) as I could now say I had a beer in every country in South America. Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Seven Totally Tropical Random Bars in Guyana[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Guyanese Food at Germans in Georgetown, Guyana

It’s not immediately obvious which food is Guyanese and which is not when you tour Guyana. We decided to ask the tourist board for the most authentic and real place to try Guyanese food and oddly, it turned out to be a restaurant called “Germans” in the capital city, Georgetown. Where is Germans? It’s on Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Guyanese Food at Germans in Georgetown, Guyana[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Guyana to Suriname (Ferry from Moleson Creek to South Drain)

Having recently written some chapters for the book on crossing world borders in South America, I thought I’d get a few more published on here. I’ve now visited Suriname three times and have already shared my advice on getting a Suriname Visa in Caracas and getting a Suriname Visa in Cayenne. You can also get Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Guyana to Suriname (Ferry from Moleson Creek to South Drain)[…]

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A Paradise in Guyana: Sloth Island Nature Resort

I will hopefully continue to shock you all with my stories from French Guyana, Suriname and Guyana. Seriously, these three neglected countries punch so much above their weight, the opponents are knocked out. If tours and sightseeing were based on global reputation/expectation v. awe then Guyana is world champion. As nobody ever tells me they Read more about A Paradise in Guyana: Sloth Island Nature Resort[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Suriname to Guyana (Ferry from South Drain to Moleson Creek)

I finally completed my “hat-trick of the Guyanas” by visiting Guyana itself – the former British colony once known as British Guyana, now simply Guyana. I crossed to all the Guyanas overland and have previously shared my advice on getting from Brazil to French Guyana and from French Guyana to Suriname. Time to keep the Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Suriname to Guyana (Ferry from South Drain to Moleson Creek)[…]

Backpacking in Guyana: Top 16 Things to See and Do in Georgetown

Guyana is not the most obvious country on a backpacking tour of South America, and admittedly it is a slightly harder one to access than Brazil, Argentina etc. However these are the places I enjoy the most – less touristy, more raw and normally very inspiring. Georgetown is the capital of Guyana and is a Read more about Backpacking in Guyana: Top 16 Things to See and Do in Georgetown[…]

Where to Stay In Georgetown, Guyana: Rima Guesthouse

We were backpacking in Guyana recently and loved it. It’s quite an experience in fact and was completely different to what I expected. You might be wondering where to stay in Georgetown though as it isn’t exactly a “backpacker hub”. We based ourselves in the centrally located Rima Guesthouse and loved it. As well as Read more about Where to Stay In Georgetown, Guyana: Rima Guesthouse[…]

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Visiting Kaieteur Falls Guyana: The Highest Waterfall in the World

Guyana may not be high on your hit list (be honest with yourself – you prefer the appeal of Brazil or even Peru, as I once did). But please forget all that and head to the three Guyanas. Honestly honestly honestly – you will love it!! This hat-trick of countries in South America I guarantee Read more about Visiting Kaieteur Falls Guyana: The Highest Waterfall in the World[…]

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