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.


update history

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A River Rodeo, Maldague Approaching Manaus

March 27, 2023 // The Manneken Trip
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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



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