Best Western Hotel Amazonia
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No more street beers. No more caipirinhas. No more samba parties. No more por kilo buffets. No more loud, lively and friendly Brazilians. It was an abrupt change in culture - welcome to French Guiana.
First colonised by the French in 1643, and later used for penal settlements by Napolean III, French Guiana is now the site of a lucrative global ...
... created hotel - seemed rather out of place but had fantastic views over the palm tree swamped Devil's Island. Arriving at the prison buildings we were greeted by a lack information so whilst you could imagine how they were back in the day there were few stories to bring it to life. Whilst walking to the lighthouse we needed to cross a helipad, however the French Air Force had other ideas & deemed it necessary to land a massive military helicopter in front of ...
... roll control (the more critical of the two) was still working OK. Actual pitch mechanics (elevator control) and electric trim were still OK – I could manually use the electric trim for pitch control. Later, reading some info on the STEC, it apparently has its own internal barometer and accelerometer to make decisions about climb, descend and hold altitude. It doesn’t take any info from the aircraft’s altimeter ...
... and finally found the ruins of the original prisons. We had come over at 8.30 in the morning to try and avoid the heat but it was already in the 30’s and very humid so it must have been hell to be a prisoner. The prisoners on this island were the least dangerous so the cells had roofs and bars whereas the prisoners on the other islands were in solitary confinement in cells which were no more than squares in ...
Well here we are in French Guyana, the southern most part of this sector of the saga.
It was a fine day when we left Suriname and headed south for the short hop.
We got in before the predicted SHRA so all in all a great flight.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services