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Travel Blogs from Paramaribo
... ended with us obtaining a room key and our bags. After a quick change into bathing suits, we went down to lounge by the pool. That was another area that was so relaxing. There was a water fountain that provided that soothing gurgling sound. One could relax at a table, a lounge chair, or a type of twin bed structure with a loose fabric sun shade.
Adjacent to the pool is a Koy pond. There were numerous, large Koy. In addition, there was ...
... by a rather large mosque. A show for culture variation
Sunday I went on the dolphin trip. Nature always has surprises to offer. Dolphin popped up right in front of our boat, and jumped quite a few times too. Amazing animals, but I guess I knew that at the age of 6 or 7 already! This traineeship is just really my dream come true! :) Lucky to grab an opportunity like this!
Not just dolphins, also birds. Bird lovers paradise here!
... old El Dorado rum. So that night I decided to try a Surinamese rum. The oldest available was 15 year old Borgoe rum. It was good, but I do not think it compared to the 21 year old El Dorado. It was smooth, but there was a real distinct taste of oak. That seemed to me to verge on bitter. The 21 year is smoother and a little hint of sweetness.
After that it was time for bed. I had to be rested for my hike the next day.
The driver dropped me at Ogle International Airport this morning to catch a flight to Paramaribo, Suriname. It was about 07:00. At the ticket counter they weighed my bag. One is only allowed 33 pounds in one bag on Gum Air also known as Trans Guyana Airways. My bag was 30 pounds. Much to my surprise they weighed me too, 1/8 of a ton.
At about 07:30 the customs and immigration area opened. I stood in line to get the exit stamp on ...
... honest and a great guy. Now, I'm back to looking more presentable!
I leave the barbers with that 'just had a haircut' bounce in my step. I treat myself to an iced mocha. As the heavens opened again, I decided on an afternoon nap, without a camera, I am reluctant to do too much exploring. That does sound stupid I know, but I have more fun exploring with a camera, trying to find decent shots, scenes, that just walking around avoiding ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility