Suriname Off The Beaten Path

  • Uitkijk sluice gates seen from the new bridge
    Uitkijk sluice gates seen from the new...
    by theo1006
  • Somersaulting at the Uitkijk sluice gates
    Somersaulting at the Uitkijk sluice...
    by theo1006
  • View of the new bridge from the upstream side
    View of the new bridge from the upstream...
    by theo1006

Suriname Off The Beaten Path

  • DIY daytrip to 2 villages on Suriname...

    DOMBURG and LAARWIJK, surrounded by lush rainforest and so quiet that you hear and see the beautiful birds and in the afternoon the howler monkeys. Domburg has miles and miles of walking routes along and through the rainforest. But is not only for the animals you should go there. Surinamians know better than foreigners that the delicious Javan and...

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  • Go Fishing

    Vissen in Suriname...?Moet een mens daar zover voor reizen...?Nu pas, enkele maanden later beseffen wij pas wat voor een indruk deze reis op ons heeft gemaakt.Nu pas beseffen we hoe nietig wij als mens zijn...Onze trip ging door in Oktober 2007 en had als bestemming de Wonotobo-watervallen.Alleen de reis naar daar is prachtig. Het is een reis per...

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  • The open-air museum of Tjon Fo

    On the road to New Nickerie you pass the plantation Novar. On this plantation lives Tjon Fo, an artist who has been inspired by the many coconuts. From these coconuts he makes statuettes which can be bought.On his ground Tjon Fo started an open-air museum with all kind of things he found on the beach. Some of these things are: bottles, a...

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  • Silence in the center of Paramaribo

    A very interesting place in Paramaribo is the Palm Garden. This is an oasis of rest in the middle of the city.Originally the garden was the backyard of the Presidential palace and was closed for the public for a long time.There are not may people who visit this garden but it's really worth a visit. The garden is not that big but you will find some...

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  • Albina is a small, run-down...

    Albina is a small, run-down village on the Marowijne River, the border with French Guiana. With permission from the Carib Indians (and a hired canoe), it is possible to visit the nearby Galibi Nature Reserve, where Ridley, green and leatherback turtles nest in June and July. Albina has no accommodation but it may be possible to find a bed in a...

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  • This is the memorial site to...

    This is the memorial site to commemorate the 176 victims of the crash of Surinam Airways Douglas DC on the 7th of June 1989 near Paramaribo, Surinam.The location of this memorial site is in Paramaribo.

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  • Similar design, different...

    Similar design, different city, different layout. Bet this postcard that one guy copied the other, the picture on top is from the older city.

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  • Someone designed this...

    Someone designed this beatifully tailored drive, it is still quite pretty today. It is a park of some kind. It actually belongs in Guyana, got mixed up because I had Suriname and Guyana pictures mixed together and this was not picked up until I began my Guyana page. It could be removed from this page if anyone objects.

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  • This is, or was, a grand...

    This is, or was, a grand house at one time, notice the nice balconies, solid wood columnlar supports, and many windows. Someone of means built this house way back when.

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  • No doubt some kind of...

    No doubt some kind of Government building, but what or which, i do not know. Maybe someone who lives in Suriname would know.

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  • All of the following pictures...

    All of the following pictures will give you a flavour of the older kinds of buildings and their rather similar architecture, which maximizes floor space.{p}So often in these older settled countries, the high ground with the view is where you often find the worst living circumstances. A poor man's house with a rich man's view.

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