Some incredible fruits to be found here! Ended up with some guarana sirop, which apparently is better than caffeine if you're in dire need of energy, and - because it's the done thing in Guyane - some of the local rhum, mixed with squished pitaya (dragonfruit) and maracudja (passionfruit). Which was basically because they look irresistibly tempting in their bright colours. ;)
Cayenne itself is a small, nostalgic kind of city, parts of which look like they probably haven't changed since the 40s. The population of the whole of Guyane is only 250,000, so this isn't a vast metropolis - it's quieter, and still has a lingering colonial air about it... Probably something to do with all those wooden French buildings with their tricolores and wrought iron balustrades...
In the small Guyanese town we're working in, the rainforest apparently steps in if you forget to tidy the bedroom...
Think of the trillions of insect eyes in the rainforest between Cayenne and Manaus - so many tiny windows for tiny beings on worlds we will never know... Tropical forests are where all the mystery is.
Blog belonging to Patrick, studying the weird and wonderful mysteries of neotropical wasps in French Guiana and Panama
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