The Eastern Hwy follows the coastal plain from Georgetown to the Suriname border, the sole reason most travelers head this way at all. At Rosignol, about two hours' drive from Georgetown, you cross the Berbice River to New Amsterdam via a floating bridge. The whole coastal region stretching from Rosignol to Corriverton is collectively known as Berbice, and Corriverton is actually the two small towns of Springlands and Skeldon on the west bank of the Corentyne River, bordering Suriname.
Corriverton's main street, Public Rd, is a lively strip with mosques, churches, a Hindu temple, some old colonial building and Brahman cattle roaming around the market. The quintessential Berbice activity, however, is taking a ride in a Tapir, the only car ever to be manufactured in Guyana. Named after one of the most awkward and lethargic animals in the wild, these boxy cars are proudly decorated by their owners and used as taxis to ferry passengers through and between the towns.