Location: South America.
Borders: Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela.
Area: 214,970 km2.
Currency: Guyanese Dollar GYD.
Independence from UK: year 1966.
The north-eastern region of South America is commonly called as “The Guianas”. The name Guiana means “land of many waters” and comes from local Amerindian languages. There are 3 main Guianas: Guyana (British Guiana) Suriname (Dutch Guiana) French Guiana There are 2 extra Guianas: Brazilian Amapá State (Portuguese Guiana) Venezuelan Guayana Region (Spanish Guiana) Georgetown to Macapá by land – Guyana to Brazil via Suriname and French Guiana This page is about an overland trip from Guyana’s capital Georgetown all the way to Macapá in Brazil, crossing Suriname and French Guiana. I made this trip during the month of July – dry season. The main focus of this travel article is the coastal area of the Guianas, not the other parts deeper in the jungle. Map and Itinerary Guyana (Georgetown, New Amsterdam, Moleson Creek), Suriname (Paramaribo, Albina), French Guiana (Saint Laurent du Maroni, Mana, Awala Yalimapo, Iracoubo, Cayenne, Saint Georges de…
South America Travel Guide “South America is an amazing continent to visit. It has a total of 13 countries with a total population of 385 million. The most spoken languages in South America are Portuguese, Spanish, English, Dutch, and French. “ My Top South America 4th century BC Chankillo astronomical observatory, Peru Galapagos Islands, Ecuador Up stream Amazon River boat trip, Brazil 30 km / 19 mi length Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina 10000 years old Paituna Rock Paintings in Monte Alegre, Brazil Salar de Atacama and Valle de la Luna in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile 979 m / 3212 ft Angel falls in Canaima National Park, Venezuela Nazca Lines, Peru 13000 years old rock painting of Cueva de las Manos, Argentina Leatherback turtles laying eggs in Awala Yalimapo, French Guiana Machu Picchu, Peru 1 m / 3 ft tall King penguin colony in Tierra de Fuego, Chile La Paz, Bolivia…