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Language Problems

I’ve written before about the language difference and communication issues as a Trini living in Guyana, even though the two countries are so close and share alot of common history. That was a difference of fast food lingo, but today I tried to give instructions over the phone, to essentially make bake. And I don’t […]

The Noble Sea Cow – Manatees in Guyana

Since we’re on the subject of Guyana, maybe you remember when I posted about touristing in Georgetown, I mentioned that I’d been told there were manatees in the National Park, but I hadn’t actually gone to see them. Well, that hasn’t changed. I have, however, now seen the herd of manatees in the Botanical Gardens […]

Yuh Using?

Tell me honestly. What would you think if someone asked you that out of the blue? Well…perhaps not out of the blue…but at a fast food restaurant, after you’ve placed your order. When I first came to Guyana, I was staying at a hotel-type place until I found a place to live. I didn’t fancy […]

Copyright, Blogging and the Media

This is a post that is long overdue. Very long. Georgia Popplewell of Caribbean Free Radio posted today (with the absolutely perfect title “photos don’t take themselves“) about two Trinidad and Tobago publications using one of her photos, without permission and of course without credit (Newsday even placed their watermark on the photo!). TriniGourmet, with her usual […]

Touristing in Georgetown, Guyana

I have been living in Georgetown for almost 5 years now* and I have never really blogged about the city…I think that it is perhaps somewhat normal to take your immediate surroundings for granted. When I travel say, to Grenada for a business trip, I have limited distractions to take me away from pointing my […]

Kaieteur, in the Pakaraimas

If it is one thing you should try to do when you visit Guyana, it is visit the Kaieteur Falls. Deep in the interior of Guyana, amid the Pakaraima Mountains, the reddish-brown clear water of the Potaro River falls a staggering 741 feet straight down. Among the highest of the world’s single drop waterfalls, it […]

Overheard on a Plane

On a flight from Guyana to Trinidad last week, the passenger behind me seems to be in possession of exciting new technology. Pilot: Good afternoon from the flight deck. We are just awaiting air traffic control clearance and should be taxiing off in about 5 minutes, so we are on schedule to arrive on time […]

Last minute surge for Divali

Well, a couple days ago my blog stats suddenly spiked. It’s not Eid (Eid ul Fitr was a few weeks ago, and we have some time before Eid ul Adha). As usual, even if I didn’t know, the almost single-minded focus of the searches would clue me in. Yes, it’s Divali, the Hindu Festival of […]

It’s ‘Id ul Fitr!

Eid Mubarak everyone! Ramadan has come to an end, and at least I caught the beginning and the end on the blog 😀 Never fear though, I was at least trying to fulfil the requirements of the month, fasting, prayers etc…not a whole lot of focus on food (that’s what happens when you balance work […]

No Cattle Allowed

Ok, perhaps this might sound like another “paranoid’ warning about the nefarious alien bovine plots for the Earth. But people in Guyana must clearly be in the know more than I knew! For here is a sign that has tickled my interest and raised goosebumps. “No Cattle Allowed” at the entrance to a residential area […]