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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Georgetown Guyana
PostPosted: 14:44 on 4th May 2010

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1167
A well known England Captain who I accompanied on the flight from Barbados
explained it as "a shithole "

hes right...



get the paddies stuffed and
get me out of here...
4am flight in the mornin that' ll do...
frightenin man!!!
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Georgetown Guyana
PostPosted: 15:20 on 4th May 2010

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1862
Whats the problem with it George?
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: Georgetown Guyana
PostPosted: 20:41 on 4th May 2010

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 1267
Location: Redditch/Sydney
Rain :(
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wickets
Post subject: Re: Georgetown Guyana
PostPosted: 21:58 on 4th May 2010

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
Posts: 1026
Location: Swindon
fernando Wrote:
Whats the problem with it George?


Aside from the rain?
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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: Georgetown Guyana
PostPosted: 00:15 on 5th May 2010

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1167
fernando Wrote:
Whats the problem with it George?



disgustin poverty stricken(not what I expected)
streets are all potholes and pavements even in the town centre are abysmal
grid locked roads
the sewerage smell is unbelievable
s dead pig was lyin by the side of the road with all 4s in the air, looked as if it had been there days
all the houses are mostly timber framed and totally run down
the locals av an issue with themselves and the government which seems to stretch to the "tourist"

fuck off Tony Blair someone shouted at me last night...

fair comment..

TBH I was lookin forward to comin here heard good reports about waterfalls etc but sadly no time for that

anyhow had enough waterfall for 2 days
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Airliebird9
Post subject: Re: Georgetown Guyana
PostPosted: 00:32 on 5th May 2010

Joined: 02:04 on 24th Apr 2008
Posts: 970
Location: East Yorkshire
GeorgethePodge Wrote:
fernando Wrote:
Whats the problem with it George?



disgustin poverty stricken(not what I expected)
streets are all potholes and pavements even in the town centre are abysmal
grid locked roads
the sewerage smell is unbelievable
s dead pig was lyin by the side of the road with all 4s in the air, looked as if it had been there days
all the houses are mostly timber framed and totally run down
the locals av an issue with themselves and the government which seems to stretch to the "tourist"

fuck off Tony Blair someone shouted at me last night...

fair comment..

TBH I was lookin forward to comin here heard good reports about waterfalls etc but sadly no time for that

anyhow had enough waterfall for 2 days


Was just saying to the wife today, if we had've made it out there at all I quite fancied Guyana :? :? . Think I'll give it a miss next time round now;)
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first timer
Post subject: Re: Georgetown Guyana
PostPosted: 11:11 on 6th May 2010

Joined: 15:25 on 1st Jul 2008
Posts: 156
Location: Swindon
Hi George,

How does Guyana compare to Kingston, Port of Spain and Durban ?

I felt all the above three were not worthy of another visit, and if Guyana is worse then I am a definate future non runner.
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Richhufc
Post subject: Re: Georgetown Guyana
PostPosted: 16:13 on 6th May 2010

Joined: 20:35 on 14th May 2008
Posts: 774
Location: Hereford
first timer Wrote:
Hi George,

How does Guyana compare to Kingston, Port of Spain and Durban ?

I felt all the above three were not worthy of another visit, and if Guyana is worse then I am a definate future non runner.


Kingston and Durban has some superb back street boozers!!
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Surrey Mark
Post subject: Re: Georgetown Guyana
PostPosted: 14:07 on 9th May 2010

Joined: 17:45 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 26
George,

It is a shame you did not enjoy Guyana. I have been there a few times including the 2007 World Cup and have never done anything but enjoyed myself there.

Yes it is a poor country (but what about India and Bangladesh?). However I have always found the people extremely friendly; I had some great nights in places such as The Palm Court, Windies Bar and nightclubs on Sheriff Street.

The Kaieteur Falls is one of the most spectacular sights in the world and totally unspoiled by commercialism. The flight to it over the rain forest to it was the best scenery I have ever seen from a plane. It is no surprise it rains all the time when you see the size of the rain forests!

Each to their own I suppose but I would recommend a visit there. All you have to do is realise that it is not a holiday Caribbean island but a poor, yet interesting, country on the South American mainland.

You cannot really compare Georgetown to either Kingston or Port of Spain to it because they are big cities where as Georgetown is more like a town. To give you an idea Georgetown got their first traffic light during the 2007 World Cup!

Come on The Land!

Mark
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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: Georgetown Guyana
PostPosted: 23:29 on 9th May 2010

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1167
Surrey Mark Wrote:
George,

It is a shame you did not enjoy Guyana. I have been there a few times including the 2007 World Cup and have never done anything but enjoyed myself there.

Yes it is a poor country (but what about India and Bangladesh?). However I have always found the people extremely friendly; I had some great nights in places such as The Palm Court, Windies Bar and nightclubs on Sheriff Street.

The Kaieteur Falls is one of the most spectacular sights in the world and totally unspoiled by commercialism. The flight to it over the rain forest to it was the best scenery I have ever seen from a plane. It is no surprise it rains all the time when you see the size of the rain forests!

Each to their own I suppose but I would recommend a visit there. All you have to do is realise that it is not a holiday Caribbean island but a poor, yet interesting, country on the South American mainland.

You cannot really compare Georgetown to either Kingston or Port of Spain to it because they are big cities where as Georgetown is more like a town. To give you an idea Georgetown got their first traffic light during the 2007 World Cup!

Come on The Land!

Mark


Thats the only bit of tourism/landmary attraction to see and I didnt av time

I wud pit G town the capital well ahead ofboth Dhaka bangladesh and Mumbai india for
fuckin shithole where poverty resorts them to crime
The townfolk must av changed dramatically
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