As much as I love South America, the eastern side of this continent has left me beaten and exhausted. After completing a scary journey through Venezuela, a difficult and uncomfortable journey through the Guianas, and a ridiculously expensive journey in Brazil, I was eager to leave this continent.
I just flew out of French Guiana and landed in Belem, Brazil. Problems continued to haunt me in this region despite thinking I had already escaped. I needed to print my ticket to see Cristo Redentor at Rio de Janeiro but everything was closed due to a public holiday!