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As mentioned previously in my previous post, I had decided that this short trip to Guyana was not about exploring my surroundings, but in fact, feeding my travel bug, relaxing and just catching up on friendships.

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Essequibo River

Essequibo River

Essequibo River

Essequibo River

My last-minute booking was at Bransville Apartments, in Georgetown. With the reasonable pricing and the extremely helpful and friendly staff, I had a wonderful stay. Great customer service, from my initial booking phone call, to the smooth check-out process and transport arrangements to the airport, upon my departure.

Brandsville Standard Room

Brandsville Standard Room

With the hotel ‘taxi driver’ on speed dial, we were able to visit and see around the capital city, mainly for our meals. We visited the Hibiscus Restaurant & Bar (Saturday Lunchtime), the Bottle Restaurant at the Cara Lodge (Saturday Dinner) and the Oasis Café for Breakfast on Sunday Morning.

Although we visited the Hibiscus Restaurant & Bar during the lunch period, it wasn’t bustling with patrons  The lights were dimmed inside, with just enough to be able to enjoy your meal. The service was average with no major complaints. We each ordered an appetizer of ‘Crab Backs’ and our main courses which included Sautéed Shrimp and Fries, Curry Goat and Rice and Stuffed Eggplant and Fried Plantains. The food was very tasty and left us extremely satisfied.

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Crab Backs

Crab Backs

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Sautéed Shrimp & Fries

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Curry Goat & Rice

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Stuffed Eggplant & Fried Plantains

For Dinner that night, we asked for recommendations of a ‘nice restaurant’ and were directed to the Bottle Restaurant at the Cara Lodge. The food was okay – not the best especially for the price range. We felt some disappointment with this restaurant and the service. Our menu included Honey-Glazed Salmon and Grouper; both with Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables, and Chicken Alfredo.

Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon

Grouper in Tomato Sauce

Grouper in Tomato Sauce

Mashed Potatoes, Plantains & Vegetables

Mashed Potatoes, Plantains & Vegetables

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo

To make-up for our disappointment of the previous meal, the taxi-driver took us to the Oasis Café for breakfast the next morning. This café was patronised by both locals and visitors throughout our time there. Except for when the electricity went (for about 2 mins) the wifi connection was strong and consistent, making it a favourable location to relax, enjoy a cup of coffee, and catch up with loved ones.

Even though the Oasis Café has a some-what fixed menu (see below), the food was great and the coffee-of-the day was delicious!!! I ordered pancakes with scrambled eggs which came with a divine maple syrup.

Oasis Cafe Menu

Oasis Café Menu

Coffee-of-the-Day

Coffee-of-the-Day

Pancakes & Scrambled Eggs

Pancakes & Scrambled Eggs

I am so glad this ‘spur-of-the-moment’ trip occurred and very happy that I got to catch up with my dear friend…

It’s now back to reality, but hopefully the planning of another trip is in the very near future…

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A View of the South Coast of Trinidad

South Coast of Trinidad

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