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 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
I'm going travelling around Central and South America for 6 months. I am hoping to keep this blog updated regularly for my friends and family to know what I'm up to and also maybe help in some way other people thinking of going on a similar adventure. But mainly, I think I will write it for myself, so that I can go back to read it a few months later and remind myself of the good, bad and indifferent!... full info