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From 6,000 feet above Guyana's rain forest, the jungle canopy below spread to the horizon in every direction, like wall-to-wall green carpeting.My endless view of the jungle and the aggressive hum of the plane's propellers eventually drowned out the grittiness I'd experienced in the capital, Georgetown.The plane took off from a small airfield near Georgetown, hooked a left for an aerial view of the low-rise capital, and veered south over the vast expanse of green. About 90 minutes later, we bounced onto an airstrip with the buzz from a brief, disconcerting alarm and came to a stop about 200 yards from the cliff that produces one of the world's largest waterfalls.Closer to the falls, the distant "shhhhhh" of crashing water rose to a low rumble.The falls are at least a three-day trek from the nearest road.Rejuvenated, I returned to Georgetown for another few days with newfound appreciation for Guyana.If You Go ... GUYANA'S KAITEUR FALLS: Day trips from Georgetown by Roraima Airways cost $180 per person, but several companies do tours.
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