Georgetown Travel Blog› entry 6 of 22 › view all entries
Hotel: Sleep Inn International, Georgetown, Guyana, $65
The next day looked much better, the clouds started clearing a bit. We walked around town some more, going back to the market in the morning. A little more activity here, the fish were in (mainly catfish) and fruit sellers. We didn't feel threatened at all, but there were three of us together. Not sure if I would have felt the same going there alone. Back to the tour companies to check on the situation. They had 5 people total (including us) for tomorrow, and needed 8. Maybe they go, maybe they don't. We then caught a taxi out to Splashmins, one of the 'jungle resorts' for tourists around the country, but one of the few accessible by road. Just spent 30 minutes there taking photos before back into town. We went and had lunch at a Brazil churrascaria, all you can eat meat and a beer for about $12. Yum. We walked through town a bit to the seawall, by this point the sun was out and quite nice. The seawall was deserted except for a few bums sleeping. Someone passed by in a car and told us to be careful. We were really close to the Le Meridien again, walked down there and checked with them. Still only 5 tourists and they were about to cancel the tour the next day. Dejected, we went back to the hotel. We were about to go out again when the tour company called, they had managed to get 8 people together for tomorrow, but we had to go by their office by 5 pm to pay! Luckily it was a short walk away. Afterwards, we went to Pizza Hut for dinner! No McDonalds here, but there is KFC, Church's Chicken, Popeye's and Pizza Hut. But no beef or pork on their pizzas, it was chicken or turkey only. We had the veggie only, but wasn't too great.