St George’s cathedral is one of the tallest wooden cathedrals in the world and is definitely worth a visit. Also in Georgetown there are lots of bars and restaurants, you’ll find it has a buzzing nightlife scene. I stayed at the Tower suites which is not on booking but I would stay there again if I went back to Georgetown. They organised my tours to the Kaieteur Falls, to the Rum factory and also my taxi to Boavista, Brazil, all for good value prices. Also there was the most popular disco in town attached to this hotel.
Kaieteur falls are the largest single drop waterfalls in the world, but what really made these waterfalls special was that the only tourists there were the 8 tourists which came on the plane from Georgetown. At some points it was just me and the waterfalls!
A visit to the rum distillery is worthwhile, they teach you a lot about how rum is made, and the difference between the rums they make. Of course there is a rum tasting, I think the 15 years was the oldest they let us taste.
There is no official land border between Venezuela and Guyana so I had to travel all the way down through Guyana to Brazil. Then from Brazil I could cross into Venezuela. The road from Georgetown to the border town of Lethem is not paved and very dirty/dusty. It is a 14 hour overnight journey with a 3-4 hour wait for the ferry or whatever that thing is pictured above! The cost is 12,000 Guyanese dollars.
The border crossing from Guyana to Brazil was easy, the only people there were the people from the minivan, it was quick to stamp out of Guyana and into Brazil. Once into Bonfim, Brazil, I found a share taxi to Boavista which left straight away and took an hour.
In Boavista I again found a share taxi which was leaving straight away, this was half the price of the last taxi and the journey was twice as far. This taxi took me to the border with Venezuela for 25 reais which was a 2 hour journey.