Hi! I am a gypsy at heart and since I discovered this site I am hooked. Born in Guyana
Guyana Land of Many Waters
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My grandfather came from India
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Countries where I lived
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
My home since 42 yearsSwitzerland
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Born in Guyana on an island on the mouth of the Essequibo river which is a tributary from the great Orinoco. My father was a headmaster and as such we moved around a lot. So I was able to experience all the 3 counties of Guyana. Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice.
My growing up years was spent in Berbice where I spent a wild and carefree childhood climbing trees, canoeing down the canals which the Dutch built to irrigate the ricefields.
My girlfriend and myself had some real escapades which I could document in a story of my life. We roamed the outbacks from the age of 6 to 12 without our parents having a clue where we were. We were regular tomboys and loved the "backdam" as we called it in those days.
This freedom was suddenly cut short when my mother realized I was becoming a teenager and she immediately curtailed and watched every move I made. The big danger being "boys". I hated them anyway so I dont know what was the big deal. My experience with boys was having 4 brothers who wouldn let me play with them or take part in all the exciting things they did in the "backdam".
Life was an adventure and they kept me out of it by saying that I was only a girl and not supposed to roam around in the outbacks.