Makouria Travel Guide

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Makouria Restaurants

  • It's THE place to be!

    The last morning we are all in the restaurant by 7am for our breakfast, as instructed by Paul. Unfortunately, the kitchen doesn't know about this - they have breakfast planned for 8am. Doh! The bacon is well done, really crispy, just as I like it!

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  • Open air dining

    Set within the grounds of the resort, the restaurant is the focus for all evening activities, although most people are in bed by 9pm. See detailed description of the dishes in the Local Customs section.

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Makouria Nightlife

  • Presentation to our beloved leader

    Having looked after us through thick and thin, it is only right that we should honour Paul for being our leader during the last two weeks.

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  • A little whine anyone?

    Mark has organised for the staff to put some wine on ice for us, what a pleasant chnge it makes from Beer.We enjoy a very nice Chilean Chardonnay, while Gerald plays wine waiter!

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  • The last supper

    This is our last night together, and we make the most of it, eating and drinking until the wee early hours - well way past our nomal bed time at 9pm anyway! Some people have come here straight from the daytrip, and are rather dirty and smelly.Others have been back to the dorm to change into something less smelly.Len is still wearing the same shirt...

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Makouria Local Customs

  • Buffet

    All our mela are taken buffet style, which is obviously the easiest way of feeding a group of people with different tastes and requirements.The first night we have Pork (makes a pleasant change), rice (again), plantain with cheese, mashed yam and salad.The second night the food consists of chicken (again), fried rice, macaroni cheese and fritters....

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  • Pudding

    Although I normally don't have a sweet tooth, I must admit that my favourite dish at this place is the bread and butter pudding we have for dessert the first evening. Yummy!

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  • Eddoe

    Eddoe is grown and eaten a lot here in Guyana. I have seen it in Sainsbury's at home, but never tried cooking with it!Here, eddoe is served mashed, and it tastes a little like mashed potato. Very enjoyable.

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Makouria Warnings and Dangers

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    by grets Written Oct 29, 2004

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    It is our last morning together, and Len calls me over to the sink. He has found a gatecrasher!

    As you can see, it was a fairly big tarantula, and he was occupying our sink.

    The bravest of us all, Jim, enticed him on to a tea towel and took him on a journey out into the garden. Well done, Jim!

    Eeeeeek!
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    • Eco-Tourism

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Makouria Favorites

  • Mud 3

    The last stretch of the journey to Shanklands, is made of white clay, and again it has turned into a quagmire.The drivers blame it on the army! There is a military camp at Makouria, where the French and English come for jungle training. These tracks should not really be used during the rainy season, but the military still do!Again, we get stuck....

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  • Mud 2

    We encounter more mud. This time it is a thick gooey clay substance. The track looks completely and totally impassable. I would NEVER have attempted to drive along this track. It really is too much!Guess what? We get stuck! I take my hat off to four wheel drive vehicles in general, and in particular to these drivers!After a few nervous minutes of...

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  • Fallen tree 3

    It really can't be much further now, surely? Things are going really quite well for a while - until we encounter another large tree across the road. The last two days they've had heavy winds and rain in this area, which has loosened the soil and brought many trees down. The lads who came from Shanklands cleared away five trees on their way to meet...

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