Author: Kendra

Berbice

Unless you’re from Guyana or one of the few who have been to the country despite having no familial connections to it, chances are you’ve never heard of Berbice. It actually isn’t a city, though to hear the Guyanese talk about it, you’d be forgiven if you thought it were one. It’s actually a pretty large region in eastern Guyana along the border with Suriname, made up of a few towns, many villages, and plenty of undeveloped land. There are aquaculture ponds, sugarcane fields, vegetable and fruit farms, dense forests, flora and fauna galore, and wide open savannah plains. The...

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The Mosiacs of Chora Church

What I love about Istanbul is its long history made real by the incredible architecture that has been awesomely preserved and restored. The mixing of the styles makes each building unique and they are a very visual reminder that if we try, differences can co-exist in harmony. But it is also a case of sometimes we have to pick our battles, choosing what style trumps over the other. For example, the Little Hagia Sophia was originally was a church, but today it remains a mosque. The opposite is the case for Kariye Kilisesi (Chora Church) – it started off...

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Georgetown

I am still not sure if I like Georgetown or not. It is a city that is very rough around the edges but it does have charm. During my three month stay in Guyana, I was able to visit Georgetown three times, beginning, middle, and end of the trip. Despite three separate occasions of being there, I really can’t decide. And looking back at the photos doesn’t help. But the sheer amount of mélange within in this city makes it intriguing enough that even though I don’t know if I liked the place, it interests me enough to still...

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Rock Church of El Nazar

Along with a beautifully bizarre landscape, Cappadocia has an abundance of rock churches. These are places of worship that were carved into the crumbly volcanic rock of the region and many date back centuries. In the Göreme region, there are many scattered in the various valleys surrounding the town. All it takes is a hike or two in order to find them. But if you’re not up for a hike, there is one rock church that is only about a 20 minute walk from Göreme centre, on your way to the Göreme Open Air Museum: El Nazar. Walking towards...

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Kaieteur Falls and A Frog

The main attractions in Guyana are its absolutely gorgeous and unique flora, fauna, and landscapes. One phenomenal piece of the country’s nature is Kaieteur Falls and National Park, a place that is difficult to describe without resorting to clichéd superlatives. It is also the kind of place that once you see it, you don’t really want to tell people about it because the fact that it is so little visited is part of its beauty. Kaieteur Falls is a single-drop waterfall in Kaieteur National Park in Guyana, South America. It’s measured at 741 ft high from the initial plunge...

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Who Am I?

My name is Kendra and I am a cubicle escape artist: I try to find ways to keep my job while also trying to escape it as often as possible.

When I travel, I’m generally that solo female you see wandering with a camera firmly clutched to her face as she traipses around while narrowly avoiding being hit by some form of local transportation.

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