Hotel La Petite Maison
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... and stop at Nieuw Amsterdam which has an open air museum in a former fort. We get off the boat and already the height difference is not as much as the tide is coming in. There are plenty of fishing boats docked there with men cleaning nets and taking showers and cleaning fish. We walk off the docks and into the small town which has typical houses of Dutch colonial workers – small but ...
... we had come out of the jungle and passed by the kitchen garden where there was a turkey vulture hoping to get some scraps of some kind.
Off to the boats then. A couple of the guys, hubby included, had put on their swim trunks just in case. The boats were kind of a canoe with a motor but folding lawn chairs for everyone to sit along with a life jacket which was over the back of the chair and rather hard to pull off ...
... started processing passports and moving people into the building to get ready for the ferry, our group was shoved out of the line and we all had to sniggle our way back into the line with our suitcases and there were a LOT of people there trying to go to Suriname.
Chris is trying to keep the group together and does for the most part except for one guy who has a lot of experience with land crossings and just ...
... the Paramaribo map. I suspect the tour in a few days will cover off some areas but further afield are some interesting spots like a synagogue and a mosque cheek by jowl [at least on the map], a Lutheran church and a cemetery of colonizers of the city.
Not sure I brought any aspirin but did find a sample pack of Tylenol, a pill seemingly doing trick. Next headache is deleted the email of the Transplants so will have to email 5* to see if he has it.
... the island. It was built on the land of someone named Sober [true]. A Sir John Gay improved the process and eventually in his honour the distillery became the Mt Gay distillery, the rest being history.
Barbados' initial commercial value was sugar cane. Once the cane was extracted, the residual product was molasses. Somebody came up with the idea of fermenting same, leading to 'kill devil', the original rather acrid-tasting rum. Refinement over time led to ...