Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, it's culturally connected to the Caribbean region. Its capital, Georgetown, is known for British colonial architecture, including tall, painted-timber St. George’s Anglican Cathedral. A large clock marks the facade of Stabroek Market, a source of local produce.
Guyana's climate is warm and tropical throughout the year. The rainfall is generally high for most of the year, as is the humidity. December to January and May to June are the rainy seasons, while in coastal areas the climate is tempered by sea breezes.
The Guyanese Dollar is the currency of Guyana
Average conversional rate 1 GYD = INR 0.31
Few visitors are likely to make non-essential shopping a priority in Guyana, as the country's main attractions are the remote, wild, natural, and uncommercial rainforests and savannahs of the country's interior (and all the animals that call that place home).
For those with practical and immediate needs upon arrival in Georgetown, "Office Max" (no connection to the North American chain) handles a wide selection of dry goods, Nigels is a good spot for groceries, and Guyana Stores on Water Street has an ecclectic, department-store style selection of clothing and basic lifestyle items. Countless apothecary shops sell western-standard toiletries and pharmaceuticals, many of which require prescriptions in North America and the UK but are over-the-counter here (quality cannot be assured, however).