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Backpacking in French Guyana: A Stop Over in Iracoubo

French Guyana continued to surprise. It really is the laid back version of France. Scattered mini villages and towns along our drive from Cayenne to St. Laurent du Maroni gave us glimpses of country and village life in this often unventured country. After checking out St. Georges de L’Oyapock, Cayenne, Kourou and Sinnamary, we next Read more about Backpacking in French Guyana: A Stop Over in Iracoubo[…]

How to Get a Suriname Visa in Cayenne, French Guyana

This one felt good, I won’t deny that. The reason being that in 2011 it was a big hassle and stress the first time I got my Suriname Visa, I wrote about that before in the Suriname Visa struggle post and the aftermath that explains how to get a Suriname Visa in Caracas, Venezuela. I Read more about How to Get a Suriname Visa in Cayenne, French Guyana[…]

Backpacking in French Guyana: Sinnamary and a Television Remote Control

OK so after crossing from Brazil into French Guyana, we were keen to explore some of this unusual country. It’s basically a part of France bunged right into South America. We toured the capital city of Cayenne including turtle watching at Novotel Beach and then we spent a night in the coastal town of Kourou. Read more about Backpacking in French Guyana: Sinnamary and a Television Remote Control[…]

Backpacking in French Guyana: Things to see and do in St. Laurent du Maroni

Most overland backpackers to the Guyanas will pass through the French Guyana riverside town of St. Laurent Du Maroni. For us we used it as our stepping stone to Suriname but still spent a day and night to check out the ‘delights’ of the town. In all honesty apart from the coolness and uniqueness of Read more about Backpacking in French Guyana: Things to see and do in St. Laurent du Maroni[…]

World Borders: How to Get From French Guyana to Suriname (St. Laurent du Maroni to Albina)

In my ongoing series of world borders, I aim to make things easier for you all to cross into new countries. Having arrived into French Guyana from Brazil on the east, it was time to leave the country on the far west. During our time in French Guyana we had managed to see St. Georges Read more about World Borders: How to Get From French Guyana to Suriname (St. Laurent du Maroni to Albina)[…]

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Backpacking in French Guyana: Top 6 Things to see and do in Kourou

If you end up backpacking in French Guyana, you should try and make it to the town of Kourou. Not only is this place right next to the Space Centre (C.S.G.), but it’s a real chilled out town where you can relax and get a feel for local life in French Guyana. Which is pretty damn Read more about Backpacking in French Guyana: Top 6 Things to see and do in Kourou[…]

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Turtle Watching at Novotel Beach, Cayenne, French Guyana

One of my most memorable experiences from my 3 days in Cayenne in French Guyana was turtle watching at Novotel Beach. This was a real surprise for us. We knew turtle watching and viewing was something you could do in French Guyana, but what we didn’t know was how random and spontaneous and lucky we Read more about Turtle Watching at Novotel Beach, Cayenne, French Guyana[…]

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41 Different Places That I Have Watched World Cup 2014 So Far

The World Cup is just crazy. As a massive football fan, it’s taken me 34 years to finally make it to a World Cup and see the atmosphere for real in Brazil 2014 and it’s just incredible. However I have been on the move a lot and so far I have watched the World Cup Read more about 41 Different Places That I Have Watched World Cup 2014 So Far[…]

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