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January 2020

Georgetown

By bus and Minibus via Boa Vista, Bonfim and Lethem to Georgetown, Guyana.
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Getting there was hard work, First the coldest bus i ever had, from Manaus to Boa Vista by Asatur overnight bus. All the other passengers came with blancets and woolen pullovers, had never had a bus (but a train in Malaysia) with airconditioning so overdone. Then a bus to the Bonfim brazilean borderpost and to the guyanan borderpost, changed my money for a good rate and waited until the afternoon until my minibus to Georgetown, Guyana finally left.
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On the way there where 4 police checkes, after the first the minibus stopped for 5 hours in a place where one could take a hammock to sleep or stay in the rather cramped minibus. The minibus contiued at 4 in the morning to get at 6 am to a ferry which didn't run in the night.
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At the last police check i was asked for a präsent, which i refused, fortunately no negative reaction.
Arrived after 22 hours finally in Georgetown, Guyana.
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Posted by UliS 16:27 Archived in Guyana Comments (3)

Paramaribo

By minibus, ferry and again minibus to Paramarbo.
When i arrived in Georgetown, Guyana i had a unpleasant surprise, the Surinam Embassy told me they no longer issue tourist cards, i have to get the tourist card online. I did try to do that but with only a cellphone it was not possible. Went again to the Embassy, was told there If go next morning to the ferry border they might still have some of the old tourist card forms a i might get it there. I did so and after quite some waiting and explaining i got it.
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At the border.
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And finally in Paramaribo.
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Had a visit at the excellent Fort Zeelandia Museum.
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A trip to Peperpot, a koffie plantage.
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And a trip to Frederiksfoto, a shugar plantage.
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And to Fort New Amsterdam with a nice indinesian lunch at Chat Wartung.
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Posted by UliS 13:05 Archived in Suriname Comments (5)

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

By bus and ferry (the car ferry takes only Euro, 4,30 for foot passengers) to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.

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Posted by UliS 07:36 Archived in French Guiana Comments (2)

Cayenne


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By minibus to Cayenne. There is a minibus at 11:30 from Saint Laurent to Cayenne for € 40 (€ 37 online with guyanadeplacement.fr , € 60 to Cayenne airport), taking about 4 hours. There are also shared taxi (but i didn't find them).
From Cayenne to the airport take bus number 7 from the Gare Routiere (bus terminal) next of the market to the last stop (Eglise de Matouri), from the (mini) bus number F, €2 + €1,30 about 1 hour. Last bus maybe at about 6pm.
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Posted by UliS 15:45 Archived in French Guiana Comments (8)

Guadeloupe


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Via Martinique by plane to Guadeloupe.
From the airport to Pointe a Pitre via Boulevard Chanzy to Le Gosier runs bus AE1 and AE3 on weekdays.
On weekends the bus Z2 to Gare Routiere Bergevin close to Gare Maritim Bergevin via Boulevard Chanzy goes the bus Z2 for € 1,20 on a rather complicated route. These buses run on sunday only until 12 lunch time.
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Karneval is in Poite a Pitre every sunday from january until Mardi Grad. My room was a good place for seeing the parades.
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Had a day trip to Pointe Noire, Deshaies and Cafeiere.
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Had an other daytrip to Le Moule and Saint Franzois. Between Le Moule and Saint Franzois is the Maison Zevallos, a Iron building from Eiffel, unfortunately you can see it only from the Road.
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And a visit at the small Museum Saint-John Perse, an other Iron building. The 1. floor shows the live of the famose poet Saint-Paul Perse, the groundfloor dresses and furnitures at the late 19. century.
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Went to the Memorial ACTe Museum, a very impessive museum showing with a lot of multimedia about slavery and the indigenus population of the Caribian (no camera).
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Posted by UliS 13:02 Archived in Guadeloupe Comments (2)

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