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Saturday, September 24th, 2005

I am going to start posting pictures of some past cities. I think this will allow me to post more efficiently without having to embed them into the actual day. Itīs not like they are life changing anyways. They are still vacation pictures and who gives a shit about those.
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Day 65 Springland, Guyana

Sunday, August 7th, 2005

Today was a travel day and boy was I ready. After a semi-restful night, I packed my stuff and dropped off the keys. I didnít feel like trying to wrestle my way into a mini-bus so I waited for a taxi. I quickly got a guy and told him to take me to the #50 Mini-bus area. We were off. During the ride I questioned him about how much it should cost. He asked if I was interested in taking a shared taxi. The mini-buses and buses in general are nice and usually the cheapest way to go, but when your carrying two packs, it is so much easier to throw it in the trunk of a car. With only four other people in the car you also donít have to deal with the dropping off and picking up people the whole way to your destination. In this case it was two dollars cheaper so I told him to take me to the taxi place. We pulled up and a guy was waving for one more. It was perfect timing. I got out and paid the taxi guy (who charged me the least amount out of all the taxis I took,) and threw my stuff in the new car. With that, we were off. It would have only been better if I could have gotten the front seat, but oh well at least I wasnít stuck in the center spot. The ride was fairly uneventful with the exception of us hitting two dogs on the way and getting pulled over by some big wig who was giving a tour of an intersection to some other people. He ripped out taxi driver for driving too fast through town. In regards to the dogs if you were wondering, the road that takes you all along the coast is basically one road with houses and buildings almost the entire way. All the people, animals, and dogs walk along the road to get anywhere. Cars fly along there like crazy, so there are road kill all over the place. Their does not seem to be a person that picks up the pieces, because some of them have been there a while. They just eventually get squished down to nothing. Its not a pretty sight. Anyways, a couple of hours later we pulled up to the Ferry which was the end of our ride. We jumped out and headed into the terminal. The place was pretty big with enough room for a couple of hundred people. After a hours wait, they opened up the ticket window and I bought my $.20 ticket. We loaded onto the Ferry about an hour later. The ride was about twenty minutes which really was just a ride across to the other side. The river is fairly wide, so the Ferry hauled cars, trucks, people, etc. When we got off it was the usual at any entry way. A hundred guys either selling something or wanting to take you somewhere. I hate that shit when people get in your face screaming about where you are going and such. I always tell the people to piss off until I get my bearings and figure out whats going on. A lot of people get in trouble because they are dazed and confused so they follow anybody who tells them something. That is where people and there money get separated really quickly. I bought a soda and asked the guy where the taxi area was in town. He gave me directions and I took off walking. Guys were yelling and honking at me, but I just kept walking. I found the place, talked to the guy who was going to Springland and even got the front seat. We took off a few minutes later. It was smooth, just the way I like it. This ride took about three hours because it was a mini-bus and we had to keep dropping off and picking up people. I got to sleep part of the way so it wasnít too bad. When we finally got to Springland, I was kind of in a daze because it looked no different than the other three hours of areas we had drove through. With that, I was in my new town.
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Day 64 Georgetown, Guyana

Sunday, August 7th, 2005
Emancipation day was finally here. I had waited so long for this day. Because of this great celebratory day, I reveled by staying in bed until 2pm. Yea, yea. The sun was like beaming through the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 63 Georgetown, Guyana

Sunday, August 7th, 2005
With music until 5am I slept in until 10am and the laid in bed until 2pm, getting up occassionally to cool down in the shower. It was basically, one movie after another. With hardly any dirt cheap rooms ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 62 Goergetown, Guyana

Sunday, August 7th, 2005
I woke up kind of late again, dozing in and out through the early morning sun. I didnít need to be out until noon, so I wasnít in a rush to do anything. The last thing I wanted ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 61 Georgetown, Guyana

Sunday, August 7th, 2005
I woke up a little late, with no mosquito alarm clocks, I awoke to the sun beaming through the window. Now it wasnít quite like the sunshine fresh morning wake up, since I was living in an non-air conditioned ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 60 Georgetown, Guyana

Friday, July 29th, 2005
With a sleepless sweaty night of clock watching and mosquito alerts, I got up. I liken it to the time that one of my wisdom teeth had a huge cavity and needed to be removed. I was in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 59 Georgetown, Guyana

Friday, July 29th, 2005
I woke with pretty much the same determination as my last day in Santa Elena, Venezuela. I wanted to get out of town and I was determined to find a way. I had learned from the guy the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 58 Letham, Guyana

Friday, July 29th, 2005
I woke early with a great nights sleep. I hadnít slept in a twin size bed since I was at my parents home. It was surprisingly comfortable and I didnít roll off like I thought I would. ... [Continue reading this entry]