Trip to South America: Introduction
In the summer of 2012, I visited the land of my birthparents, a lush and beautiful place tucked away close to the the deep forests of the Amazon and nestled between Venezuela and Surinam. The Country of Guyana, known to some as British Guiana, is a vast land, with many natural beauties. A population close to less that 200,000 persons is amazing, given that I come from Trinidad and Tobago, an island that can fit into Guyana, with a rising population of 1,200,000 people.
Now, if you love country side travel, the smell of fresh air, frendly people and all the sea food you can eat, well....Guyana is the place to be.
My extended family live on the coastline of Essequibo, so guess what - there is NO car that can take you from the airport to there, you have to jump on a speed boat to reach! Now, I can say this....taking the speedboat early in the morning is probably one of the top 10 things I will every do in my life! The cool air hitting your face, as you literally glide across the smooth waters of the Essequibo river; The smell of the air is almost intoxicating, as you feel an overwhelming peace with nature.
I've been to Guyana many times in my life, my Grandparents live there and I have many cousins who are also there. While the country over the last few decades have seen many economic and political challenges, life goes on for the people of this land.
The background picture of this blog was taken at the top of the Kaiteur waterfalls. Located in the middle of the country, it took about an hour and a half to reach via small plane. The best way to describe the falls is by comparison to another...the Niagra falls in Canada. Kaiteur is alot taller and I actually got a chance to walk in the waters of the falls. It's a majestic and beautiful thing and I feel fortunate to have been able to visit it. Now, if you're a botanist or wildlife lover, well...the flora and fauna is amazing. We were able to see the very poisonus "golden frog", such a tiny and rare creature found in only one place in the world...yep, Guyana - South America!
I can't wait for my next trip again!
Now, back to work doing what I must. Check out my web templates site as well as my barbecue grill review site.