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N.B. I wrote this as a short article to accompany photographs of this trip in a Guyanese magazine called “Apsara”. I can’t recall which issues it was published in and the photographs here are not necessarily those included in the magazine (some are from a trip in the interior in 2005). I’ve also edited the content a bit from the magazine article.
On vacation you are supposed to experience exotic foods, meet interesting people and see unusual sights. I might have expected to achieve two out of three of those on the Pakaraima Mountain Safari 2009, but it never occurred to me that I would have an exotic lunch of curried chowmein after driving six hundred and fifty kilometers over three days into the heart of Guyana’s interior. Curried chowmein is certainly not something I had ever eaten before, but it was an unexpected treat on a journey where lunch is usually a handful of fried plantain chips or crackers. (more…)