On Sunday, we decided to try out a walking tour provided by a company called Provotique Walking Tours. Our tour guide was the lovely Ruqayyah Boyer who is Guyana's own beauty pageant queen. She not only told us stories about the buildings and landmarks downtown, but she would also occasionally break out in song. She was like a real life Disney princess.
|Our sweet tour guide|
On particular thing that I appreciated was having two police officers personally guard our walking tour, because robbery is quite a problem in Guyana. This meant I was finally able to take photos around town while feeling safe from potential muggers. So here you are - actual photos of Georgetown!
|The Archbishop's residence|
|Bank of Guyana and War Memorial|
|City Engineers Department|
|City Hall - Ruqayyah commented that it kind of looks like a Disney castle|
|the sewage drains that run along the streets of Guyana|
|The electoral offices - often the site of violence during election times in the past|
|The courts, with a statue of Queen Victoria|
|President's residence (that rhymes!)|
|Prime Minister's place|
|St. Andrew's Kirk|
|St. George's cathedral, one of the largest wooden churches in the world|
|Old train station, from when Guyana used to have trains|
|Yoga centre...lots of folks of Indian descent here|