Category: South America

Visiting Salut Islands in French Guiana and Sailing to the Suriname River

(January 9 to 10, 2018) The ruins of an old French Prison on the Salut Islands were interesting, especially the solitary confinement. I watched the old movie “Papillon”, as this is where he was imprisoned, and finally escaped. I understand

Posted in Atlantic Islands, Sailings, South America

No Rental Car and No SIM Card in French Guiana

(January 10, 2018) Upon arrival in French Guiana, we cleared our entry at the Main Port (Degrad des Cannes). The Harbor Master near the anchorage kindly drove us to the French Customs Office. He also showed us a series of

Posted in Atlantic Islands, Sailings, South America

Set Sail from Cabo Verde to Suriname, South America

We are about to set sail today for Suriname (Caribbean Island). It will be the longest sailing for us, about 1900 nautical miles. We estimate it will take about two weeks. Sending you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New

Posted in Atlantic Islands, Caribbean Islands, Sailings, South America

Adios Mosquitoes and Sandflies: Mosquito Net

Zika Virus, Chikungunya, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Malaria… AHHHH, Life in the tropics. When it comes to bug bites, prevention is the best policy for me. Otherwise, once I get a bug bite, I end up scratching my skin leaving

Posted in Caribbean Islands, Central America, Sailings, San Blas, South America

Colombia, Providencia Island – Movistar SIM Card

*** My Experiences with Movistar SIM Card (January to February 2016) *** There are two stores selling SIM Cards in Providencia. Both recommended that I get the ‘Movistar SIM Card’. It cost 10,000 Colombian Pesos (COP) for a SIM card.

Posted in Caribbean Islands, Internet Abroad, South America