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Located at the crossroads between the Caribbeans and Europe, Cayenne is French Guiana's capital city. It embodies an amazing blend of French and Latin American cultures whereby modernism goes side by side with magnificent historical relics.

By choosing to live in Cayenne, expats will enjoy beautiful fine sand beaches and impressive mountainous landscapes in a charmingly colorful environment.

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Pardon My French Guiana

3 years ago

My partner, Bo, and I moved to French Guiana in January of 2013, and quickly discovered we now live in the weirdest place on Earth. It%u2019s a French bureaucracy stuck in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. It%u2019s in South America, but it%u2019s also part of Europe, and virtually all the restaurants are Chinese. The TV keeps us updated on the traffic and weather in Paris, the prices make us think we%u2019re in Geneva, and the capital city makes any other capital in the world look like the densest, most happening place on Earth. The favorite phrase when everything goes wrong %u2013%u2013 and it goes wrong at every opportunity %u2013%u2013 is pas de soucis. No worries. Having been raised a neurotic New York Jew, this doesn%u2019t always work for me, but sometimes, given enough local chocolate and passion fruit juice, I can pretend. At other times, I may curse and get frustrated, but hopefully you can pardon my French Guiana.

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