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  • Cynthia McLeod's Historic Plantation...

    There are more agents offering plantation tours, but only this one features Suriname's most famous author, Cynthia McLeod. She has written several novels set in Suriname's colonial society where slavery was abolished as late as 1863. One of these has been translated and published in English with the title “The Price of Sugar”.Mrs McLeod founded the...

  • Adaptor plugs in Suriname

    Suriname uses 127V, 60HzTypical outlet will be the 2-pin outlet with side grounding: will universally accept the European 2-pin plug:

  • National Holidays

    When visiting Suriname, it's good to knwo wich holidays you'll experience. All holidays are celebrated ery big with lots of food and music!:New Year - 31 December & 1 JanuaryHoli Phagwa - March (Hindu New year)Easter - April'Wandelmars'- April (sort of Surinam carnaval)Labour day- 1 MayMothersday - MayFathersday - JuneKeti Koti - 1 July (freedom)...

  • Keti Koti (1 july)

    1st of July, you'll experience on of the biggest national holidays of Surinam: Keti Koti.It means "Cut the Chains" the abolition of slavery in Suriname (1863)Everybody celebrates freedom & emancipation with lots of music & food everywhere. Streets are full of people making music and stands with good food and nice souvenirs. The Palmentuin is well...

  • Nature and jungle

    De natuurpracht is gewoonweg overdonderend...te veel om in een paar woorden samen te vatten...Hopelijk zeggen de foto's meer dan woorden...

  • Marathons

    Surinam people love Marathons!They walk marathons several times a year.The biggest Marathon is the 4-day marathon during the Easter holidays. With lot of music and people in costume it has evolved into a unique cultural parade with international participants. It's comparable with carnaval!Thousands of people participate in the marathon (3000...

  • Suriname country & culture

    Though Suriname is a small country in South American continent, they're not influenced by the latin-american culture. I'd describe Suriname as having a caribbean culture, with a capital full of Dutch colonial architecture! (UNESCO herritage)Only a small part of the country is inhabited, mainly along the coast. This small population harbours a great...

  • Drop in at the Tourist Information...

    Wether you have already made up your mind what to do or not, do pay a visit to the Tourist Information Center, Waterkant 1 (next to Fort Zeelandia). They are very helpful with brochures, maps, telephone numbers and advice.Office hours are: Monday through Friday from 9.00 am to 15.30 pm.Telephone (597)479200

  • Currency

    On 1 January 2004, the Surinam Dollar replaced the Surinam Guilder as the new monetary system. It was decided to make the change for two reasons, firstly as the Netherlands no longer use Guilder since the introduction of the Euro, and secondly to bring Surinam in line with the other Caribbean countries which all use dollar as their currency. Notes...

  • Birds

    The birdlife is Suriname is great, and everywhere you go, you will hear and see our little feathered friends, in all different shapes and colours. This is a smooth-billed Ani, found on the lamp post outside our hotel in Paramaribo.

  • Capuchin Monkeys

    The origin of the name comes from the French word Capuce, meaning skullcap, referring to the appearance of a black "hood" atop its head. These vivacious and intelligent monkeys have thin limbs on a supple and slender body with hands are similar to the human hand and they posess a party prehensible tail. There are several subspecies of capuchin...

  • Independence Square Paramaribo

    Right behind Fort Zeelandia there is a green square, bordered by tamarind trees. In the past this square was the parade-ground for the militaries from the fort.For years the square was mentioned 'Orange Square', but after the independence it has been changed in Indepencence Square.Every Sunday the the men from Paramaribo come together to practice...

  • Visiting Botopasi

    Interesting is a visit to a village. In Suriname there are some kind of villages like the traditional and the Christian.One of the villages I visited is Botopasi where about 800 people are living. Remarkable in this village is the height of the doors: very small. This is because the inhabitants think that evil ghost can't come in then.To enter or...

  • I visited the nationalpark...

    I visited the nationalpark Brownsberg. It is very interesting. This lake an the picture is a reservoir. Around there are a lot of different animals.

  • Visit the rainforest...

    Visit the rainforest especially places with waterfalls like tbitiesoela, releighvallen;Also don't forget to take your time to know the cuisine from Suriname which consist of specialities from african, indian, indonesian, chinese and indian people. You also must see the sun coming up from a place called Albina in the east.Look also at the men (the...

  • Visit Brownsberg National...

    Visit Brownsberg National Park. Bookings are through Stenasu´s office in Paramaribo. We got to use our own hammocks in their shelter for USD 7.50 per night. The trails are easy walking to waterfalls (with just a short, steep downhill for a few of them)

  • take trips over the rivers!...

    take trips over the rivers! Along the rivers of Suriname, there are still a lot of old plantations you can visit. My mom is from there, so a lot of family still lives there. I feel connected when I'm there, just love the country. The food, the people, the weather, just everything.

  • Going to see the Rain Forest....

    Going to see the Rain Forest. Sightseeing around town. And celebrating New Years Eve and Suriname Independance Day. The food, the freindly they are. And the non-racial outlook they have on life.

  • Introduction Suriname...

    Introduction Suriname is an unusual cultural enclave with an extraordinary ethnic variety deriving from Dutch colonization, the early importation of African slaves and, later, indentured laborers from India and Indonesia. Warning Following protests in Paramaribo in July 1999, the US State Department advised US citizens to be wary of future...

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