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In February 2007, my husband and I embarked on a trip that was like no other. We joined a team of medical volunteers (RAM Canada) to provide health care to Amerindians living in the remote Pakaraima Mountains of western Guyana. We traveled with two physicians, three dentists, two eye care specialists, one pharmacist and four support staff. We set up clinics in 5 different villages: Paramakatoi, Bamboo Creek, Tusenang, Kato Village and Kurukubaru.
Once we arrived in the interior of Guyana by small plane, we needed to hike from village to village by foot. This would have been impossible without the help and support of 2 teams of guides and drogheurs who showed us the way and carried most of our supplies on their backs using warichis.
Trekking between villages provided us with unique opportunities to appreciate the unspoiled rain forest, savanna, rivers and falls.
- In a nutshell:I cried when I left.
Our last full day in the Pakaraima region included a 6 hour hike in the scorching sun that took us from Kurukaburu to a... more travel advice
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