Berbice – The County

This page was first published on the 21st of August, 2016 and last updated on the 21st of August, 2016 by Patrick Carpen.

Berbice is a very beautiful county. And I say that from a very personal perspective. I’ve been born in the county of Berbice and I’ve spent a good part of my life there. Berbice holds a special place in my heart and it always will: it will always be home to me.

When I say that Berbice is beautiful, I don’t mean that every square inch of it is beautiful. Like any other big city or state in the world, there will be a little garbage here and there, a few potholes in certain parts of the road, a few run-down buildings, badly kept drains, etc. But generally speaking, Berbice is beautiful: with its splendid houses, gardens, buildings, sidewalks, seawalls, markets, schools, roads, ice cream parlors, etc.

I mean, I’ve been to places before. I’ve lived for several years in the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana, and the Rupununi Savannahs is beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but personally, I think Berbice is more beautiful. And you know what, I’ve met a few volunteer teachers from the UK who lived in both places and they all agreed with me on that point. Hell, many residents of the Rupununi Savannahs have agreed with me on that.

I’ve also lived in Campo Verde, Mato Grosso, Sao Paulo, Rondonopolis, Georgetown, and many other places, and the old saying still rings true: “no matter where you roam, there is no place like home”.

On this page I hope to lay out the splendor of this ancient county for you to savor, but this isn’t only what this page is about. I hope not to just feature the beauty of Berbice here but every other aspect of it, including: the good, the bad and the ugly.

So have fun and enjoy and do come to visit Berbice sometime if you can.

Industries in Berbice

Schools in Berbice

Beaches in Berbice

Snackettes in Berbice

What to Do

Where to Go

Black Bush Polder

The Rice Fields

The Skeldon Sea Walls

The Skeldon Market

New Amsterdam

Recommended Hotels

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