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Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich heritage of Guyana through its finest exports. From captivating films and enchanting books to mouth-watering cuisine and essential key phrases, our guide will prepare you for an unforgettable holiday in this awe-inspiring country. Discover the heart and soul of Guyana before you even set foot on its soil. Let the journey begin!

Watch 📺

The documentary "The Last Tepui" follows a team of experts on a challenging mission to uncover undiscovered animal species residing on the sheer cliffs of one of Guyana's tepuis.

Simon Reeve's exploration of South America briefly touches on Venezuela before venturing through Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, uncovering breathtaking landscapes and engaging with local communities.

"Primal Survivor: Escape the Amazon," is a five-episode series on Disney+, which chronicles Hazen Audel's 500-mile journey across Guyana from the Amazon to the Atlantic. Through remote highlands, dramatic waterfalls, dense rainforests, expansive savannahs, swollen rivers, and flooded coastal areas, Audel relies on traditional bushcraft and survival skills acquired along the way to survive.

Read 📖

"Ninety-Two Days: Travels in Guiana and Brazil" is a travelogue penned by Evelyn Waugh, chronicling his overland journey from Guyana to Northern Brazil in 1932. Waugh's writing is characterised by wit, though it's clear he didn't particularly relish the expedition. Nonetheless, the book provides valuable insights into a bygone era.

In contrast, John Gimlette's "Wild Coast" offers a more contemporary perspective on travelling through Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. Gimlette's expedition leads him through dense jungles, remote villages, overgrown penal colonies, a spaceport, and the infamous cult site of Jonestown. While a challenging read, Henri Charrière's "Papillon" stands as one of the most renowned books about French Guiana. Despite its non-touristy portrayal of the country, it remains a classic.

Taste 😋

Guyana boasts a surprisingly vibrant food scene infused with influences from diverse cultures. You cannot miss trying the national dish, pepperpot, a delectable beef stew seasoned with spices and sweet cassareep syrup, derived from cassava. For snacks, pholourie, fried split-pea fritters served with a tangy or spicy dip, and fry-bakes, deep-fried bread, are excellent choices. Fish lovers can indulge in saltfish, lukunani, and bangamary dishes. 

To complement these flavours, enjoy a refreshing Banks Beer, a glass of jamun juice (Indian blackberry), or a sip of El Dorado rum. Consider adding a dinner experience with the Singing Chef, Eon John, or a lunch at the renowned Backyard Cafe to your itinerary.

Listen 🎶

Guyana is home to a vibrant tapestry of sounds resonating from its soul, where the melodies of the Caribbean, South America, and beyond harmonise to form a musical mosaic as diverse as the nation itself.

Say 🗣️

In Guyana, although English is the official language, the predominant dialect spoken is Guyanese Creole, which can sometimes sound quite different from English! To greet someone like a true Guyanese, you can say "how you do? What dih story say." This typical Guyanese greeting means "how are you, what's up with you?" Another classic Guyanese phrase to ask someone how they are is "Waam star, how naa." 

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