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Saturday, September 24th, 2005

This is where I stayed once I boated across to French Guaina from Suriname. A hammock on the beach with a million mosquitios.
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Hammock on the beach.
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Big momma (Leatherback turtle) coming on to the beach to lay her eggs.
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Laying her eggs.
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Heading back to the ocean. I used this one to show the size of these big turtles.
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This is a nest coming alive with babies. They all come out of a single hole. Its pretty crazy seeing this swarm of little guys in the middle of the sand.
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Turtle Sushi. Only kidding. I would never hurt these cute little guys, although you can punt them a mile. Kidding.
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This is a quick picture on my sprint out of French Guiana. Got Euros, donīt got Steve. This is from Cheyenne the capital.
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Day 77 Cheyenne, French Guiana

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

I woke up early but laid around until the father got up and went to hang out in the yard. We were in very close quarters so I did not want to wake up the other people. I grabbed my shower things first and took a quick shower and got dressed. I then went and grabbed my bags and all of my loose stuff so that I could pack them away. When everything else was done I quietly took down my hammock and took it outside to roll it up and attach to my pack. By 8:30am I was ready to go. Only the father and daughter were up so I said my goodbyes. I headed down to the immigration area where the collectivo taxis hung out. I was worried with it being a Sunday, but I lucked out because the first van I walked up to left the moment I got there. There was only two ladies from Holland in with me. They had made plans late to come to Suriname so they had to fly in via French Guiana. They had spent their month in Suriname but would spend the one expensive day heading across to Cheyenne. Later we picked up a family and with a full van we headed out. We were about half way there when we pulled over to the other side of the road where another van was there waiting for us. At first I thought it had broken down until they started switching bags from one van to another. The driver never said a thing until one of the ladies asked what was going on. What we found out was that they drive half way and switch vans so that the driver is not stuck in a different city. It was actually pretty smart I thought but a little sketchy by not telling anyone. It ranked low on the taxi screw you over scale so I didn’t have a problem. We finished the other half of the drive very easily. Usually the driver will drop you off at your destination, however this guy went directly to the pick up point and dropped us off. We had to haul our stuff to the city center. It was not so bad for me, but the ladies had two suitcases plus carry ons that they had to carry. They had stayed the night there when they first arrived so they gave me a few names of places. One of the places was the only cheap suggestion that my guide had. I checked it out and they only had one of the mid range rooms available for $40 Euros. I decided to take a walk around and wandered the streets for an hour before giving up. There were only two other hotels that I could find and they were both way out of my price range. I scampered back to the other hotel and grabbed the room. The place is La Bodega. It is mostly known as the cool place to hang out and to be seen. They had decent rooms upstairs which were priced a lot better than other places. I got settled into my room and went down stairs to hang out with the two ladies who decided to wait there instead of at the airport. We talked for a couple of hours until it was time for them to leave.
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Day 76 St Laurent Du Maroni, French Guyana

Saturday, August 20th, 2005
I woke up at 4am, then 4:30, then 5, the 5:30, you get the picture. I got up and had my stuff packed easily in time for my 7am pick up time. Now, as I sat out in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 75 Awala-Yalimopo, French Guyana

Saturday, August 20th, 2005
I had told the lady before that I was only going to stay one night instead of two since I was having money problems and since I was sure I would get my fill of turtles that first night it ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 74 Awala-Yalimopo, French Guyana

Saturday, August 20th, 2005
I slept fairly well that night with the exception of a couple of mosquitos getting in through the openings in the net. They did not last too long since I carried my can of insect killer with me in ... [Continue reading this entry]