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    Wageningen, another failed city

    by theo1006 Updated Mar 3, 2007

    Like Apoera, Wageningen would have been the second town of Suriname - as a center of rice cultivation. But it is now a very quiet village. Unlike what our 2005 guide book says, even the public services have closed down.
    Wageningen has a monument commemorating 110 years abolition of slavery (1863-1973). The monument depicts slave Alida, whose breast was alledgedly cut off at the order of a jealous mistress.
    Nearing Wageningen we passed a disused rice-processing plant. Some people still live near the plant, one of them owning a tractor. He told us his only occasional job was rescuing stranded cars.
    From the terminal where rice used to be loaded, it is possible cross Nickerie river to Post Utrecht and an amerindian village named Cupido. Sorry we had no time for that.
    See also our Wageningen hotel tip

    Alida in front of disused rice factory Tractor rescues stranded cars Rice research institute is closed Cross here to Cupido amerindian village
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    Springlands in Guyana

    by theo1006 Updated Mar 3, 2007

    Having come as far as Nieuw-Nickerie, we thought we might as well pay a short visit to Guyana. It is easy to cross the Corantijn river without customs formalities. Do not go to the official landing stage on the Nickerie river in centre of town. Instead drive west several km along the Graderweg to the Zeedijk, that is the Corantijn river bank. Here small boats are in the business of bringing passengers to the other side. If you are willing to wait until there are enough passengers, the fare is only SRD 20. But beware, the going may be rough when the waves are high!

    Guyana is the poorest of the three Guyana countries (Guyana, French Guyana and Suriname), and this is evident in Springlands. We just made a stroll through town, then returned to the river bank. Had to wait quite some time until a boat was full to bring us back to Suriname.

    A typical People disembark having arrived from Springlands On Corantijn river nearing Springlands Rubbish on the river bank in Springlands Roy Ramdass wishing you a safe return in his boat
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