A small country in the north of South America, wedged in between Suriname
to the east (in turn west of French Guyana
) and Venezuela
in the west. As a former British
colony it is the only anglophone country in continental Latin America.
It's a fairly sleepy land way off the well-trodden tourist paths. And those that do go, do so mainly for the great unspoilt nature experience, including the massive Kaieteur Falls, one of the world's greatest in terms of both water volume and height (226m) ... plus wildlife watching, such as giant otters!
But the country was also home to one very dark chapter in 20th century history:
I have long wanted to visit and now I have finally begun seriously investigating my options. So hopefully I'll go on a combination tour of all three Guayanas (i.e. this plus Suriname and French Guiana) next year. Do check back ...
UPDATE: it's booked. I'll go on a two-weeks Three-Guyanas tour in August 2019, and: a side trip to Jonestown has been organized as well (which is nowhere near a normal thing to do in Guyana ... we'll see how that goes ...). Obviously, a new chapter will then replace this one and hopefully plenty of photos can be added for illustration too. Check back here some time towards the end of the year.