I’ll be honest to say that we didn’t like Guyana that much. Maybe, if we’d gone deep into the jungles, it would be cooler. The city had a weird vibe, tons of sewage issues causing bad smells everywhere, nothing very exciting to do… We mostly relaxed during our 3 days here.
The highlight was seeing the Scarlet Ibis. There’s quite a funny story to this, though. Not knowing where to find them, we signed up for a tour with an ‘ adventures in Guyana’ advertisement. I asked them what we should wear: “long pants, long sleeves, maybe a hat, and good walking shoes. Also, bring bug spray.” We’re getting into it deep on this trip!
5:30am, a car pulls up, and the guy is dressed like Steve Irwin. Crazy hiking gear, flashlights, backpack full of kit.
…then we drove 7min to the edge of town and found a huge group of birds nesting at the edge of the river. We walked out onto the bridge and watched them from there. I could’ve worn pajamas and flip-flops for this.
The birds were amazing, and the irony of the whole situation perked me up, since I’m definitely not a morning person. Scarlet Ibis, you are beautiful.
We tried finding a couple vegan restaurants from Happy Cow, and we could only find House of Flavor. It was inexpensive and filling, but it wasn’t crazy. The real gem was finding New Thriving Chinese Restaurant. The mock chicken and mock duck on the menu were super good. We ate there 3 times. There’s an upstairs and a downstairs. These items are only on the upstairs, ‘restaurant’ menu, not in the downstairs take-out area. FYI.
Guyana wasn’t overwhelming, but we had some fun, then we were off to home until the next adventure.This entry was posted in Georgetown, Guyana, South America