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Old February 21st, 2014, 08:35 PM   #24301
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:18 PM   #24302
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I was thinking about the French oversea department of French Guyana, in South America. You almost never heard anything about its existence, its sights and how it's life there. You never heard of people going there. I only found it mentioned in SSC when talking about the new bridge to Brazil.
Not that the nearby Guyana and Suriname are more famous, but French Guyana it's part of an important EU country, so for Europeans it should be very easy to get there. Also, living conditions must be better than in the rest of South America and given its location it must have a warm weather year-round and beautiful tropical beaches.
But however, you never heard people who went there neither you see it on touristic brochures,...
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:24 PM   #24303
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French Guyana consists nearly entirely of inaccessible jungle. It has almost no beaches so not a lot of tourists want to go there.

Suriname is also not a major tourist attraction for Dutch of non-Surinamese background. Most Dutch tourists that are going in that direction go to Aruba or Curaçao.
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:35 PM   #24304
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I used to think French Guiana was a country in its own until I saw it on an inset of a map of France
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 04:53 PM   #24305
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"Co-operative Republic of Guyana". What is that supposed to mean
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 06:28 PM   #24306
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I used to think French Guiana was a country in its own until I saw it on an inset of a map of France
Why would French Guiana be independent?
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 06:44 PM   #24307
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"Co-operative Republic of Guyana". What is that supposed to mean
This should answer the question:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperative
http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/20...ves-in-guyana/
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 08:50 PM   #24308
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I used to think French Guiana was a country in its own until I saw it on an inset of a map of France
Even on Euro banknotes
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Old February 24th, 2014, 05:31 PM   #24309
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Okay, so, what was wrong with the old Google Maps? Who thought making it impossible to scroll was an improvement?

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Old February 24th, 2014, 05:43 PM   #24310
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Okay, so, what was wrong with the old Google Maps? Who thought making it impossible to scroll was an improvement?

Mine is working well so far.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 05:46 PM   #24311
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Google is switching everybody to the new maps in the next few days/weeks.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 05:54 PM   #24312
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I still have the old version. Well... I'll enjoy it while it lasts
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Old February 24th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #24313
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And then switch to Bing?
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Old February 24th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #24314
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me too...
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Old February 24th, 2014, 06:08 PM   #24315
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The very first thing I did after the new version emerged was switching it back to the old one. So I know that feeling bros.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 06:10 PM   #24316
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No. Google recently updated imagery of the area where I live so they now have the newest footage
Otherwise I'd be 'Binging' already.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 06:13 PM   #24317
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The very first thing I did after the new version emerged was switching it back to the old one. So I know that feeling bros.
Well, at some point I seem to have cleared cookies or something. When I go into Google not signed in to my Google account, it tosses me the new version. The good news is, at some point I got a prompt permitting me to switch to the old, and when I did it asked me to take a survey to tell them why. I did. (Much good it will do....)
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Old February 24th, 2014, 07:01 PM   #24318
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The very first thing I did after the new version emerged was switching it back to the old one. So I know that feeling bros.
me too. tried to use new maps for week or two, but i was suffering too much. it is simply pure crap.

at work i have new maps (i cannot switch it back to old ) and i hate them.

bing maps also suck big time.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 11:26 PM   #24319
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I will be forced to switch to the new maps in order to continue my exploration of Chinese things. Google Maps have the best maps of China I know (apart from Chinese sites, which I have out of reach due to language issues).
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Why would French Guiana be independent?
Like British Columbia isn't part of the UK.

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I will be forced to switch to the new maps in order to continue my exploration of Chinese things. Google Maps have the best maps of China I know (apart from Chinese sites, which I have out of reach due to language issues).
Doesn't Google Translate give an understandable English translation from Chinese? I sometimes look at the website www.wegenwiki.nl, written in Dutch. I translate it into English with Google, it's far from perfect but I can understand. If I translate from Dutch into Italian, it's a disaster.
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