Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo Region Travel Guide

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Surama Village




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  • Great local foods

    Lethem Restaurants

    While it might look like a residence from the outside, the small red brick house has two small patio tables on the outside. They have no posted menu, so just ask what they are serving for the day. Quality is good, quantity is good, and price is cheap! I had stewed beef, rice (1/2 order) and juice for 400 GUY.

  • Don & Shirley's

    Lethem Favorites

    The general store has the bare essentials, but not the best selection. However, if you meet Shirley herself, she is a friendly and very helpful person. Don runs the hardware store, Shirley runs the general store, and her son Jason runs the internet cafe next door. However, there are other assistants and family that help run the place.They can help...

  • Small bus - Lethem to/from Georgetown

    Lethem Transportation

    Alternative to Intraserv, you can take the minibuses (bus #94). You need to book these in advance so you are guaranteed a seat. Advantages of this over Intraserv are that they are cheaper (10000 GYD compared to 12000), they are a bit faster (maybe 3 hours faster), and they are offered everyday. Disadvantages are that they do not have as much room...


Surama Village

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  • Butterflies

    Surama Village Favorites

    We visited Surama at the time of the butterfly migration, and I have never seen so many butterlies in one place in all my life. Mostly there were big groups of pale yellow butterflies, who would settle down on any area of stagnant water. As soon as you approached, either on foot or in a vehicle, they would all take to the air at the same time, and...

  • Getting back to Surama Village after the...

    Surama Village Transportation

    Those who did not want to walk the three miles back to the vilage where given the option to ride on the tractor back. What they weren't told though, was that they'd share the trailer with all our luggage, cooking equipment, hammocks, tarpauling, camping equipment, an outboard motor and four of the staff! An interesting experience travelling three...

  • Watch where you put your hands #2

    Surama Village Warnings and Dangers

    The first night in Surama, I slept with my left hand up against the mosquito net. I woke in the morning to find 77 mosquito bites on my knuckles alone! The bites were so tightly packed together that they had trouble to find room to swell, making my hand look very odd indeed. Oh, and it itched like hell for a number of days!


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