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... historic centre. Wafts of spices escape from Indian roti shops and mingle with car exhaust fumes outside a sombre Dutch fort - this was an invigorating city.
We took in the city sights including: Fort Zeelandia, a star-shaped 18th-century fort on the site where the first colonists alighted overlooking the Suriname River; the frenzied Central Market selling a variety of herbs, bones, shells and mysterious concoctions; Independence Square housing aging ...
... for us there was a meeting in Redi dotie so all the people from the area had gathered here. Tough luck was though, we had to wait about 2 hrs untill the meeting was done so that we could interview the people.
Another tough luck- no one had seen a manatee in a while, a few years now. Only one exception: A man who had seen one just a few months ago, but couldn't tell us where.
Results were pretty ...
... eat. Regardless, none of the dozen or so egrets we saw showed any interest in the mudfish.
I had been on the pier in a previous journey (entry 123 - Walking Tour). For some reason I have always liked boats and ships. The pier allows a good view of another pier just downriver. That is where the pilot boats dock.
We slowly strolled back to the Royal, enjoying the manicured grounds. When we got back to the hotel we selected ...
... me laughing, sounds so familiar.. of course others can't laugh about such easily. Then we ordered a panini with ham- "sorry, we're out of ham"
That was the moment we decided to leave it at just a drink.
On our way to the toilet we got run over by strange green things... Not chameleons, leguans. Fast as lightning, and green ...
... 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.