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... of the buildings. The building on the right is in apparently very good shape. The building in the middle is a government ministry building. I believe Boyky said it was the Ministry of Housing. That was a little ironic. Harder to see and in much worse shape is the building on the left. That one is decaying because of family problems.
Boyky explained that part of the problem leading to the decay of the area is the prevalence ...
... are much less rigid than at the larger airports. For example, one usually departs the Ogle Airport in Georgetown to the northeast. Shortly after the takeoff, the pilot turns due east. There are no other turns of any significance until the pilot turns onto the taxiway at the Zorg and Hoop Airport in Paramaribo. The return trip is very similar.
I only have three more trips to make to Paramaribo before our tour in Georgetown is complete.
Shortly after we were airborne the plane turned toward the southeast. That had us paralleling the Guyana coast. We gradually climbed above the scattered clouds. If I had to guess I would say we leveled off at about 10,000 feet. Overall the flight was incredibly smooth.
At about 09:05 we crossed into Suriname airspace. I found it interesting to watch the color variations in the Atlantic along both coasts. ...
... very careful with my camera. I enjoyed the wooden buildings, it reminds me of say a small town in the USA, like Plymouth for example. Again, very few buildings pass three floors, all buildings are made from wood unless they are a bank or government building. The river edge was beautiful in places, but pretty disgusting in others. It is infact a protected heritage site. I loved the tall bridge that brings you into Paramaribo, I crossed that on ...
... of time for the 11am departure across the Courantyne River. A little bit of a time cushion is needed to buy the ticket, go through immigration formalities out of Guyana and then to board the old rust bucket. This ferry terminal is the perfect example of what happens when a banana republic paeon is given a uniform and some authority. I guess this five foot tall dude of Indian descent is the ferry company equivalent of some airport gate agents ...
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