"Frontier town - Cheap if coming FROM French Guiana" Oiapoque by johnkebab
Oiapoque Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 10 photos
Oiapoque is a Border town on the Brazilian side of the French Guiana/Brazilian border, St. Georges being its opposite number on the FG side.
Its a favourite with people from FG because its a lot cheaper than FG, so there are a lot of French people there at the weekends buying meat and things.
Expect a typical backwater south american town and you won't be disappointed, the dogs are skanky, the roads are red dust, there's lots of green puddles and rough smells, but at night the place comes alive, especially by the football pitch and the bars around it.
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