We didn’t spend much time in our last port of call in French Guiana; Saint-Laurent, but a little more than planned due to a night in a hotel here after our mosquito encounter. It’s the second biggest town and lies on the … Continue reading
Not far from Saint-Laurent is Javouhey, a little Laotian village which holds a food market every Sunday. It’s extremely small, but very cute and you can buy fruit, spices, and typical Laotian treats including spicy noodle soup. There are also … Continue reading
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On the road from Kourou to Saint-Laurent we made a few stops at a couple of villages and a nature reserve. Sinnamary was first, a charming little place on the banks of the river of the same name, where we … Continue reading
We boarded our posh boat and set off towards the volcanic islands, Îles du Salut, infamous for their history as a penal colony, where France’s most terrible criminals were sent to endure hideous conditions. The prison was finally shut down in … Continue reading
It was dark when we drove into Kourou and the sprawling town wasn’t easy to navigate, especially with my (lack of) map reading skills, but eventually we found our planned accommodation for the night. It was located in the Amerindian village … Continue reading
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It was another three hours in a bus to reach Cayenne and we were pretty tired when we arrived. However this was by far the most expensive country we had visited so far and we hadn’t a moment to lose! … Continue reading
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We were pleasantly surprised by the bus trip from Macapá. After hearing and reading about horror stories of flooded roads and buses stuck in mud, the journey took us a mere ten and a half hours! We managed to grab … Continue reading