Pat visited Guyana some weeks ago and, as usual, found some time to write postcards to collectors all around the globe! I was lucky enough to be one of these. I'm even more happy couse this is my first written&stamped postcard from this little country, whose population is about 750,000.
Guyana (officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana) is a sovereign country on the northern coast of South America. The name "Guyana" is derived from Guiana, the original name for the region that now includes Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and parts of Venezuela and Brazil. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the name comes from an American Indian word meaning "land of many waters"
Culturally, it is part of the Anglophone Caribbean and is one of the few Caribbean countries that is not an island. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), of which Guyana is a member, has its secretariat's headquarters in Guyana's capital, Georgetown. Guyana is the only South American nation whose official language is English.
The nice seashell stamps was used. The postage value of stamps ($175!) distracts me every time I have this card in hands. Even though I know this is not value in American dollars, it's interesting to see such a huge number on a stamp. Thank you, Patrick!