Wednesday, June 9, 2010

- Orealla

Orealla  is an Amerindian community in the East Berbice-Corentyne Region of Guyana, on the Corentyne River, approximately 33 miles (53 km) south of Crabwood Creek and 11 miles (18 km) north of Epira, 15 miles (24 km) south-east on the other side of the Courantyne River lies the Surinamese village of Apoera.

Orealla is the only Amerindian community that has had the boundaries of its reservation demarcated, with a total area of 266 sq mi (690 km2).
Small ocean-going vessels are able to navigate the Corentyne River for about 70 km, to the first rapids at Orealla. Last year, Orella was designated Amerindian village for the year. During the Amerindian Heritage Month, vistors flocked that area to take part in the celebrations.

One the main means of transportation in this Amerindian village is by water.
A dug-out canoe and a boat dock alongside a landing.

Scenic view of the Corentyne River from the Orealla Hilltop.

Peaceful and idyllic view of the village.

Orealla Girl pushing pine-apples (one of the main fruits grown in that area)
in a wheel-barrow down the hill.

Dilapidated building located in the village which
is probably a treasure chest of lots of untold stories.

Members from the tour take a stroll up the hill to explore the area.
Corentyne River in the background.

The Launch which took the passengers to Orealla
docked at the main landing of Orealla.

The School Building where the members of the tour spent the night.

In a village where there's no electricity, members of the tour make use of
an electric generator to amuse themselves in an impromptu concert.

View of one of the many bamboo trees that dotted along the banks of the river which hover over locally made resting benches.

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