South America on a Shoestring - French Guiana (PDF Chapter)

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French Guiana is a tiny country of colonial architecture, prison-camp history and some of the most diverse plant and animal life. It’s a strange mix of French law and rainforest humidity where only a few coastal destinations are easily accessed.

  • cast away to Îles du Salut for sand, palms and a creepy, defunct penal colony
  • maps
  • see one of the world’s busiest satellite launchers at the Centre Spatial Guyanais and, with luck, watch a launch
  • transport
  • gorge on Laotian treats and admire ornate embroidery in the Hmong community of Cacao
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Cayenne, Rémire-Montjoly, Cacao, Trésor & Kaw Nature Reserves, Kourou, Îles du Salut, St Laurent du Maroni, Mana, Awala-Yalimopo, Understand French Guiana, French Guiana Today, History, Culture, Environment, Survival Guide, When to Go, Connections, Essential Food & Drink, Fast Facts, Exchange Rates, Set Your Budget, Resources.

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