The Manneken Trip

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Arnaud Maldague

Cycling through the rice paddies of Suriname and Guyana

Date: December 17, 2022
Approximate GPS Location: (6.80°N, 58.15°W)

Arnaud Maldague’s sailing journey through the Caribbean took far longer than expected but he finally arrived in South America in mid-November.

On November 17 he arrived in Suriname after six good sailing days. “This sailing part of the trip came to an end the same way it started: on a river,” Maldague wrote. His sailing journey had started on the Rio Dulce in Guatemala and finally ended on the Suriname River.

A few days later he was able to start part six of his quest, a 1,200km (745 miles) cycle ride from Paramaribo (Suriname’s capital), to Boa Vista in Brazil. By December 7 he crossed the Guyanese border, making good progress through very flat landscapes. “I cycled through hundreds of kilometers [of rice fields] during the last few days…which makes it easy for me to cycle,” Maldague wrote.

He is now in Georgetown, Guyana with only 700km (435 miles) left to Boa Vista.

( 3 ) USER RATING
( 9.2 ) CRITIC RATING

update history

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Into The Amazon

January 19, 2023 // The Manneken Trip
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Against the wind, Maldague Sails for South America

November 15, 2022 // The Manneken Trip
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Boat Sold, Maldague Sails on with Another Crew

October 25, 2022 // The Manneken Trip

After 18 months, Maldague Might Soon Be on the Move

June 28, 2022 // The Manneken Trip

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