Doing It Up in Guyana


I have been to most every country in Latin America, but there are several that I know almost nothing about. These are the little countries scrunched over to the top edge of the continent that I am guessing are also completely foreign to most people as well.

‘m talking about Suriname, Guyana, and French Guyana. The regimes in these countries tend to be repressive and tourism is nearly non-existent, at least compared to the rest of South America.

But in this nice little piece in The Guardian, Anita Sethi ventures into Guyana and gets the vibe of the place. She visits several unusual places, including Kaieteur Falls, one of the highest single-drop waterfalls in the world. The country, she tells us, is nearly devoid of tourism. Most people seem to associate the place with the horrible Jim Jones massacres from years past…AKA the Jonestown masacres. But it turns out it is much more than that, and the article really stirred my interest in the place. Maybe this little country is due for a period of intense eco-tourism…maybe it’s time to get there before ths happens.