Mawrnin, how yuh be? In case you think we've gone mad, that's the greeting you can expect from your new countrymen in Georgetown, Guyana! Are you planning on making this thriving, lively capital city — a coastal town on the edge of the South American continent —your new home? As you embark on this exciting phase of your new life, it may comfort you to know that there's a way you can connect to other expats living and working in this lovely city. All you need to do is join InterNations, visit the forum, network with fellow members, and take part in the offline events to soon meet new friends who'll help you settle into your new home!
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Jakarta or Paris.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Georgetown expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Georgetown expat forums.
Founded by the Dutch in the 18th century, Georgetown has a diverse heritage of Dutch, French and English influences which is obvious in the mixture of architecture (the beautiful Parliament Building and St George's Anglican Church are two must-see sites), street names and languages. For a capital city, it has a relatively low population, around a quarter of a million people, of which expats make up a small number. The cultural diversity, however, makes for an interesting world of influences. The local culture is relaxed and relatively insular — Guyana is often overlooked by even its fellow South Americans — which means you could see all walks of life, from the country's president to the street seller, mixing happily and freely. You'll find a thriving nightlife with jazz clubs and superb local food, too — try the roti, boulanger choka, flat bread and aubergine dip (you'll notice a definite Indian influence on local cuisine). There are many parks and green areas for you and your family to enjoy, as well as the beautiful Botanical Gardens. The city has good transport links as well as being laid out in a simple grid formation which makes traveling on foot easy.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Vienna or Moscow, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Moving away from your home country is an exciting but also stressful and nerve-racking time. With InterNations, however, we can make your transition much less harrowing by putting you in touch with fellow expats. They'll be able to advise you on all kinds of areas, such as where to find the best doctors and dentists, or what you need to know about local customs and laws. If you don't know where to meet new people, InterNations and its members organize special events that you can get involved with, such as dining out, sports days and family sightseeing. Our Georgetown Community also brings together friends in the city for activities such as visiting the mountains that surround the city or organizing family barbecues and events for the kids. A wealth of information about Georgetown is at your fingertips and socializing and networking has never been easier, so join InterNations today and start your new life in Guyana.