My Journey to Guyana
After five or six iterations of packing and reweighing, I finally had it set and made my way up to Boston to begin my adventure. I chose Guyana since I knew that 80% was unaltered rainforest and savannah as well as the fact that the country was only beginning to understand the opportunities for eco-tourism and not quite yet a tourist destination. In other words - unspoiled! Plus I had recently visited Brazil in search of a jaguar and giant anteater but I wasn't fortunate to see either. I was hoping Guyana would provide me this opportunity! Although in Brazil seeing a tamandua (lesser Anteater) in a tree was quite the accomplishment!
I also knew that I was cutting it close for arrival in Georgetown to make the flight to Kaieteur Falls the next morning. But that was my planning and I had already come to terms that I may not make it to the falls. After a slight delay in Boston, I arrived at JFK in New York for my connection to Georgetown, Guyana. Luckily, the delay had no impact as my flight to Georgetown wasn't until 1:30am. I had a tough time staying awake in the airport and in hindsight should have driven directly to JFK as it is about a 3 hour drive from my home. But since I was there, I had a pleasant dinner and forced myself to stay awake for the early morning flight.