Georgetown (pop 235,000)
Co-operative Republic of Guyana (pop 773,000)
January 20, 2018
“Let’s take a photo with the white guy!”
Just outside the Stabroek Market, a group of taxi drivers are curious about me. I approach them with my usual big smile, and one of them hollers, “Hey, let’s take a photo with the white guy.” We all have a good laugh as we pose together.
The guidebooks caution against visiting the large and complex Stabroek Market. Dodgy characters, beggars, pickpockets, unpleasant sights and treacherous walkways, etc. White guys are a rarity. Naturally it is my first stop. Is there a market anywhere in the world sans dodgy characters?