About the blog
Here’s my dream for Seeking El Dorado: One by one, my fellow Guyanese will bring their individual voices to the blog and let them converge in this common space. I have this theory that you acquire a real feel for a country by getting to know its people. I know everyone thinks his/her own country is unique but Guyana really and truly is exceptional in that even contemplating its very geography can lead to cognitive dissonance! Think about it: English speaking, geographically South American (but really not), Caribbean (minus the island) country where trees outnumber its United Nations picture postcard of a people a thousand to one (not actual statistic). An entire country that most of the world (including its always-surprised-to notice-us-there neighbours) has never heard of? It’s better than science fiction.
While I search for voices, I’ll also try my best to give you a taste of the country through pictures, personal stories and a snippet of local news.
So, here’s hoping we get to know each other a little better and, in that way, understand just what this anomalous country is all about. And here’s hoping fewer people mistake us for that other country in Africa.
I’m Krysta and I enjoy long conversations about life, the universe and – you guessed it. I have coconut trees in my yard.
Pause while you feel jealous.
In addition to my day job, I also do volunteer advocacy work on the side, generally on behalf of women and children. And I’m forever trying to write that Amazing Novel. And then there’s photography.
I’ve returned to Guyana after living abroad for the past 11 years. I am probably the last person to know that this was one of the best moves I’ve ever made in my life. I came back to land a decent job, “reconnect with my roots” (i.e: take pictures for Facebook) and just eat as much curry as humanly possible. I got that – and so much more.
So, here’s a little bit of the glorious country I get to wake up to everyday, People of the Internetz. I hope you enjoy it half as much as I do.