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Travel Blogs from Cayenne
... truck we discovered some of the guys had carried out the truck clean & doing it shirtless had incurred a lobster red glow. Straight to Cayenne we booked into our Chinese hotel & headed out to a local bar. A singular, expensive drink later we headed to the main square for dinner finding a pretty French restaurant with a lot of character, high ceilings, a large terrace on both levels & ornate iron work. Combining two of my favourite dishes I had a carbonara pizza - ...
... the country. I hired a handler to facilitate entry and exit from the country. He called the fueler who was there a few minutes later, took US cash, but didn’t have change. He actually drove back to his office and returned with change - in US$ no less – I would have been OK with Euros, the currency used in French Guiana. Pretty nice fueler to do that.
Re: using a handler, the real issue with trying to do it yourself ...
... 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 ...
... it was a five hour trip so I had time to kill. I tried my hand at fishing in which the only thing I caught was my hand. I found out from the captain who was from Cayenne and spoke French that French Guiana was humid place. That there would be plains where we were going but there was also small mountains deeper in the country. I also found out that it was founded by the French during the exploration era. I am currently 3280 miles from Houston.
... form to fill in ready for tomorrow.
I walk back to the hotel and then the heavens opened!! I'm in French Guiana during their wet season! I know it rains some in the UK, but imagine all the rain in the UK falling on one spot in Cayenne, then you have an idea of what it is like! I pull out the plastic raincoat I picked up in Foz when visiting the Brazilian side of the falls......hmmm it smells awful, I hadn't dried it out in the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services