If you draw a straight line heading west across the Atlantic ocean from Ghana in Africa you will strangely hit two countries in South America; French Guiana and Guyana. Ghana, Guiana and Guyana known collectively as the ‘G-spots’ which form the G-Zone. This name was coined when a NASA satellite photographed the region and the countries looked like little brown spots.
These countries share many similar characteristics and despite being on two continents have a common second language of English.
The G-spots are bonded together through a common history. Typical of neighboring countries, their histories are about white colonialists raping and stealing their way across Africa and South America, murdering and enslaving.
The first record of these countries is in the Indian court records of Emperor Raja Raja Chola I in 999 CE when he sent garrisons across the seas in search of fresh lemons and “other delicacies that may be bitter on tongue and open wounds.” India was suffering a citrus shortage and the people needed essential ingredients for their staple diets. The court also used citrus juices as a torture technique.
The garrisons or in sanskrit ‘Ganas’ were sent far and wide. Wherever they settled took on the name Gana and overtime this word was changed to Ghana, Guiana and Guyana.
Today a tour company, G-spot International (GSI) will take you on the G-spot Route (Editor’s note: be careful when searching for this on the Internet).
The tour is quite intensive and over four days you will be introduced to the culture and history of these countries. Despite the fact it was once thought impossible to reach the G-spots, certainly in such a short time, GSI has arranged private planes, amphibious landing craft and armoured vehicles to make sure their customers have unrestricted travel and access to all the most important tourist attractions.
The ‘must see’ tourist attraction is of course the G-spot monument in Cayenne, capital of French Guiana. It was erected by the G-Zone Federation, a common-market and free-trade organization promoting business and trade in the G-Zone. This monument, modeled on a giant Egyptian obelisk, has the names of the three countries and is flanked by the countries flags. A viewing platform, 90 feet up, gives a superb panorama of Cayenne. According to the G-Zone constitution the monument is moved every 20 years between the G-Zone capitals. For this reason the obelisk is mounted on giant wheels. It is also hollow so it can be floated across the Atlantic.
To book the G-Spot tour visit http://www.comefindthegspot.org