“It’s Snowing At Altitude”

Expat Christmas

On Friday evening, my roommates and I went out to Altitude; a club on the top floor of one of the taller buildings in GT. The place is “total denial”, designed for the elite of GT and for foreigners—it’s for people with money. It’s located in the same neighborhood as the gym that we use. I don’t know what it was about that evening in particular, but we decided to take advantage of our free evening and get out. We arrived there at eight to eat and by ten o clock we were ready to leave. Instead of leaving though, we moved from our table to a swankier area in the corner with couches. There, we sat a while longer before we were just about ready to leave again. Then, a crowd of white people began to gather on the other side of the room. The next thing we knew, we were mingling with the group, talking and dancing. It turns out, we knew a bunch of the people who ended showing up, which was a nice platform for meeting the people that we didn’t know.

The evening wore on and the next thing we knew, it was almost two in the morning. From the evening, we garnered ourselves an invitation to a party on Saturday evening. So, the next evening we found ourselves at the home of a girl from the UK. Over the course of the evening, we met people from Russia, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Finland, Guyana, the United States, and the UK. It was a wonderful few hours for mingling and for being able to relate to some other people who are not used to living and working in Guyana.

There isn’t too much more to say about the evening other than that is was enjoyable. The conversations with each person I met came easily and, perhaps, I can see some future friendships in some of the people. We shall see. The evening was filled with a wide variety of food too, which came with each person bringing different dishes. It wasn’t a typical Christmas party with all of the unique food being presented, but this isn’t going to be a typical Christmas anyway.

*”It’s snowing at Altitude” –this is a Guyanese way of saying that there are white people gathering at the club, Altitude.

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