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Georgetown in Guyana

Sometimes you drive accross a border and everything changes in an instant. The language, currency, food, architecture, history etc is different. That is what happened when I got off the boat from Suriname and entered Guyana.

The border sign sums up the culture in Guyana

In Paramaribo, Suriname it felt a bit like being back in Europe with the Dutch language, shopping centers etc, but when I crossed over to Guyana it felt almost as I had arrived in somewhere in the commonwealth, Southern Africa!!

In the city center there were big markers, British colonial style buildings and lots of people sitting along the streets, typically with a beer in their hand in front of giant loudspeakers blasting jamaican dancehall music.

There is not much to do here other than walking around the city, watching people and buildings, but that was interesting enough and about the only thing I was doing my four days here. Originally I was booked on both a tour of a rum destillery and on a day trip to the Worlds biggest single drop waterfall, Kaieteur Falls, but both tours were cancelled the day before which really sucked.

If you want to really see Guyana you will need a lot of time and a lot of money, so with just my five days on a backpacker budget I have barely scratched the surface, but it was interesting to get a little peak into a country that is so different from everywhere else in South America.

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Next up: Visiting all Carribean Countries in one go!

Next trip has just been booked and in one month I will set off on a trip with the goal to visit every country in the Carribean!

Im keeping my trip exactly 90 days to be covered by my credit card Insurance with Bank Norwegian, I will visit 19 new countries with 11 of them being Carribean Islands:

Bahamas: November 8th on a day Trip from Miami

Jamaica November from 10th to 16th of November

Antigua & Barbuda from 16th to 18th of November

St.Kitts & Nevis from 18th to 19th of November

Dominica from 19th to 23rd of November

Barbados from 23rd to 24th of November

St.Lucia from 24th to 26th of November

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Grenada from 26th of Nov- 5th of Dec

Trinidad & Tobago from 5th – 11th of December

Suriname to Guyana from 11th to 17th of December

Mexico, Belize Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua between 18th of December and 19th of January

Haiti to Dominican Republic from January 19th to February 2nd

I’ve just ordered a know roaming global SIM to log my travels on the way, so stay tuned!