Travel Blogs from Paramaribo, Suriname

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Ye Olde Dutch Guiana, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Ye Olde Dutch Guiana

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... are insect bites rather than mosquito. We dock and head to immigration. Once visa is checked and passport stamped, I look for a ride to Paramaribo. I'm about a 3/4 hour drive away, so at the gate is some dude with a nice car that he is trying to fill. He ...

Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Suriname

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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We have approx 3 weeks ...

eh, what language are we speaking now?, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

eh, what language are we speaking now?

A travel blog entry by abacaxirlanda

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... dominant language is called taki taki, which has its roots in english, french, portuguese, spanish, african and creole influences. Suriname has a rich history, which i admittedly neglected in lieu of its also famous nightlife, so it demands another ...

Unexpected opportunity, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Unexpected opportunity

A travel blog entry by holident

... boat to take us to the other side. Clearing customs the other side we hopped into a taxi & zoomed off at 120km/hour to Paramaribo. Arriving a couple of hours later we took our gear in search of money, toilets & lunch. Walking around town it had a very ...

Illegal aliens in Paramaribo, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Illegal aliens in Paramaribo

A travel blog entry by els_and_peter

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... We finally received our new visas on 24th September. Having arrived on 22nd, we were thus illegal aliens for two days! Paramaribo lies on the bank of the Suriname river. Bang in the middle of the river is the wreck of the Goslar, a German trading ship ...

Dancing dolphins!, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Dancing dolphins!

A travel blog entry by holident

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The truck arrived in the city last night. I walked around in the morning to rejoin the group after my brief period of independence. Getting my washing off the truck I handed into the laundry. Noticing there was a sunset & dolphin boat tour that ...

Its Here!, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Its Here!

A travel blog entry by cayres

Hello Everyone!  I am off to Florida tomorrow, and friday I take off for Suriname.  I have had a wonderful month spending time with you all and getting ready to leave.  I dont have much to say now, but by this time next week am sure to have ...

Journeys into the interior of Suriname (2), Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Journeys into the interior of Suriname (2)

A travel blog entry by els_and_peter

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... and packaged, with three half-breads in each plastic bag. We recognised these, having bought one at the market in Paramaribo without knowing what it was! The programmed 'demonstration of traditional culture' now complete, we returned to the jeep for ...

Hunting Holi, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Hunting Holi

A travel blog entry by holident

A late morning was had by all after a late night, last night. The little bit of morning left was spent catching up on various chores; reading, blogging & making endless to-do lists. Headed out to lunch to find the city was packed & all the restaurants ...

Pancakes, canals and dykes in the tropics, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Pancakes, canals and dykes in the tropics

A travel blog entry by olimoss

... being transferred between 3 different minibuses (the drivers still in heated argument over who was responsible for me), we arrived in Paramaribo. I was driven to the twenty4 guesthouse, where I managed to grab the last bed and a much needed shower. I ...

Lazy Sunday, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Lazy Sunday

A travel blog entry by holident

After a leisurely breakfast we headed out to the Independence Square to watch an unusual Sunday morning hobby. When we arrived there were dozens of singing birds (twatwas) in cages on 5ft poles. It is a competition amongst the owners to find the bird ...

Op avontuur in de bush, Boven-Suriname gebied, Suriname travel blog

Op avontuur in de bush

A travel blog entry by sylviaenjeroen

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... een raar gezicht. Het stuwmeer is 25 meter diep en de centrale die er aan gebouwd is levert alle benodigde energie voor heel Paramaribo (ca.90 MW) In een ander busje (de chauffeur waar we mee af hadden gesproken kwam helemaal niet opdagen) rijden we ...

Trips into the interior of Suriname (1): Gunsi, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Trips into the interior of Suriname (1): Gunsi

A travel blog entry by els_and_peter

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... have been eaten! Nothing escapes, not even iguanas or toucans! In fact we have seen more wildlife from our guesthouse in Paramaribo, including: parrots, parakeets, large birds of prey, humming birds, lots of other small birds and a three meter anaconda, a ...

Wooden Cathedral and Dutch Houses, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Wooden Cathedral and Dutch Houses

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant

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... Guiana-and got the passports stamped! Crossed the Maroni River on a very small ferry. Got ourselves stamped into Suriname and were on the way to Paramaribo or Parbo or short. The road is better than expected although there are some short stretches of ...

Party, party, party, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Party, party, party

A travel blog entry by brenda_moore

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... on Monday morning. We still need to meet with Pepsur and Maxi Linder next week to identify their needs. So I have been in Suriname for one of my eight weeks and things are going well so far. We have run into some communications problems here and ...

Birth Day!!!!, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Birth Day!!!!

A travel blog entry by brenda_moore

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... beach. I really lucked out with a host family. Donavan and Henna are my hosts and I live in the countryside outside of Paramaribo in the district of Wanica. About ten minute drive outside the City or about 30 minutes by bus. The house is beautiful ...

The Peace Corps Life, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

The Peace Corps Life

A travel blog entry by finefine

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... granite boulder on the shore of the Tapanahoni River, about three kilometers from the Amerindian village of Palumeu in southern Suriname. There's a large freshly caught piranha roasting over a simple fire. I'm reflecting on how Glenn caught the fish, ...

Pictures and more, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Pictures and more

A travel blog entry by brenda_moore

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So I will try to give you a little more detail about things here in Suriname. The weather is hot and humid but no body ever knows the temperature. It is like Kay said about India - why talk about it because it is always hot. I did however see a ...

Maroon Village, Longa Tabiki, Suriname travel blog

Maroon Village

A travel blog entry by brenda_moore

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... is collected in large black tanks that collect water off the roofs and eaves troughing systems. There is litter everywhere in Suriname including the roadside to the Villages. They do not recycle plastic and you see it thrown everywhere or burning in ...

Political Protests, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Political Protests

A travel blog entry by brenda_moore

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... with other action. Perhaps a bit of a history lesson will help put the politics in perspective. I will quote from the book Suriname Switi Sranan: "The National Party of Suriname (NPS) made a strong case for independence that was backed by the Dutch ...

More turtles, Plage Les Hattes, French Guiana travel blog

More turtles

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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Time to move on a bit and so we have travelled about 70 kms to the beach at Les Hattes, this is another famous turtle beach which is directly opposite the Galibi Beach. This is the one for the Giant Leatherbacks; these can grow upto 750 kgs in weight, ...

Gregory, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Gregory

A travel blog entry by ingetravel

... Gregory. Dit betekent alweer onze spullen verzamelen, sleutels oppikken en verkassen. Gregory woont in een totaal andere wijk van Paramaribo; een mooie wijk met redelijk wat residentiŽle huizen. We hebben dus weer wat oriŽntatiewerk, gaan op ...

Salsa in Paramaribo, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Salsa in Paramaribo

A travel blog entry by ingetravel

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... het kader van het Surisalsa-festival), waarna we tot 2am naar salsafeestje gaan op het dak van een van de sjiekste hotels van Paramaribo en waar ook de artiesten zelf aanwezig waren. Amai; sommigen kunnen er echt wat van! Op dit feestje ontmoeten we ook ...

Half Way Mark, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Half Way Mark

A travel blog entry by brenda_moore

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... focus on fund development (which is what every ASO indicated to me as their priority), I see the underlying reality here in Suriname as a need to develop stronger networking. This is an area that is extremely weak - almost not existent in the HIV ...

Het zit erop en filmpje over de voorbije maand, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Het zit erop en filmpje over de voorbije maand

A travel blog entry by ingetravel

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... het prullen aan hun puisten en rasta-lokjes. Onderweg moeten we nog een keer overstappen, want de bus is zogezegd in panne. In Paramaribo wordt onze camera gejat. Niet leuk voor de camera, maar nog erger omwille van de filmpjes en fotoīs van de finale. ...

Transported away, St Laurent, French Guiana travel blog

Transported away

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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A fairly lazy day today. One of the men from the ferry came round and actually apologised for their behaviour, which was most unexpected. We took a walk around some of the town and did some shopping otherwise that was it. 24th - We did a bit more of a ...

In the capitol, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

In the capitol

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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... of getting into the reserve, it may entrance by boat only. Since we could not get in we decided to carry on to the capital Paramaribo. We drove in and made our way to the historic centre and asked were we could park, surprisingly to us they told us on ...

Peperpotplantage en Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Peperpotplantage en Fort Nieuw Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by ingetravel

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... aan de kassa weet ons echter te vertellen dat we ook via Leonsburg terugkunnen, wat bovendien ook een stuk korter naar Paramaribo terugfietsen is vandaaruit, dus dat lijkt ons een uitstekend idee. Plots, net nadat we de rivier vanuit Fort Nieuw-Amsterdam ...

Crossing border, Albina, Suriname travel blog

Crossing border

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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This morning we set off in the vehicle after receiving the Mothers Day cards from the girls, which was great. The only problem today was that we were traveling the same road that we had been on for the last two days. We eventually arrived at the ferry ...

Cayenne to Kourou to St laurent to Paramaribo...., Paramaribo, Suriname travel blog

Cayenne to Kourou to St laurent to Paramaribo....

A travel blog entry by asanchez

... it out of FG and into Suriname after some complications with my passport not getting stamped.. Will redo this later, but Paramaribo was great, great food, great atmosphere and cheap cheap cheap compared to FG Leaving for Guyana in the morning, I ...

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