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Iles Du Salut

French Guiana: Iles du Salut

May 29th 2011
For my final day in French Guiana, I was destined for the Iles Du Salut (the Salvation Islands). I will start with a spot of history to help you understand more about the islands. A long long time ago (1852 to be precise), in a land far far away (France, which may or may not be far depending on where you are), the emperor decided that it would be a good idea to send criminals to jail in Guiana. ... read more
South America » French Guiana » Kourou

French Guianese Flag First settled by the French in 1604, French Guiana was the site of notorious penal settlements until 1951. The European Space Agency launches its communication satellites from Kourou.... ... read more
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