What to pack for Suriname

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    Visa information & addresses

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Luggage and bags: Surinam Tourism Foundation
    Dr JF Nassylaan 2, Paramaribo, Surinam
    PO Box 656, Paramaribo, Surinam

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Embassy of the Republic of Surinam
    Alexander Gogelweg 2, 2517 JH The Hague, The Netherlands
    Tel: (70) 365 0844. Fax: (70) 361 7445.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Consulaat-Generaal van de Republiek Surinam
    De Cuserstraat 11, 1081 CK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Tel: (20) 642 6137. Fax: (20) 646 5311. Website: www.surinfo.org

    Photo Equipment: British Honorary Consulate in Surinam
    PO Box 1300, Van't Hogerhuysstraat 9-11, Paramaribo, Surinam
    Tel: 402 870. Fax: 403 515. E-mail: united@sr.net

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Embassy of the Republic of Surinam in USA
    Suite 460, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Tel: (202) 244 7488 or 244 7590-2. Fax: (202) 244 5878.
    E-mail: embsur@erols.com
    Also deals with enquiries from Canada.
    Consulate General in: Miami.

    Miscellaneous: Embassy of the United States of America in Surinam
    Dr Sophie Redmondstraat 129, Paramaribo, Surinam
    PO Box 1821, Paramaribo, Surinam
    Tel: 472 900. Fax: 425 788 (consulate).
    E-mail: embsur@erols.com or consularparama@state.gov

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    travelling March till July? Rainy days!

    by Valeggua Written Oct 25, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Make waterproof trips: make sure you have enough plastic bags or other waterproof bags to cover your luggage.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Especcialy in the wild interior it can get a little cold, so long sleeves, and don't forget your raincoat and umbrella.

    During the rain season the streets in Paramaribo can overflow up to 1 meter!. It's not a bad idea to take your rain boots!

    Miscellaneous: The rain has no mercy in Surinam, so be well prepared, es

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    Draw cash at RBTT ATM's

    by theo1006 Updated Feb 17, 2007

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    Miscellaneous: We do not like to travel with a thick wad of dollars or euros. Unlike what was stated in our 2005 guide book, you can now draw cash in Paramaribo with your Master Card from a score of ATM's of the RBTT bank (RBTT = Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago). There is also a RBTT ATM at Nieuw Nickerie. ATM's of other banks only take local cards.
    Obtain a list of their ATM's at RBTT head office, Kerkplein 1.

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    Packing List

    by bennieofzo Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: If you're traveling a lot, take a backpack and if you're staying at a hotel a suitcase will do.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Again, this depends on your typ of travel. Some good walking shoes will do.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take something against dehydration with you. Get the appropriate shots for a travel to Suriname (hepatits,typhus,malaria). Take a small first aid kit with you. Medical supplies are very expensive in Suriname.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Take a musquito net with you to hang above and over your bed.

    Miscellaneous: A lemon scent body stick/oil against the musquitos.

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    Packing List

    by pjallittle Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags:
    There's that ship again. What a highway!

    Travel as light as possible, no fancy stuff needed here.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear:
    Maybe a light and cheap throwaway poncho, the kind that fold up into little packets. Lightweight clothing otherwise, it is hot and humid and when it rains it really rains.

    Good footgear, don't skimp here. Protect your feet properly, use the right shoes for the variety of kinds of excursions you might take.

    The usual re sunblocks for the fair skinned. I have never seen a need to use this stuff but I know that it does work. All of your needs are available locally, so you have to decide how much of it to pack from your home country. Less is better, but it is all a matter of personal preference.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies:
    Again, all of these places are reasonably well equipped with really no need to bring things from home unless you have preference for certain brands.

    Many medications that would ordinarily be prescription drugs at home are sold over the counter in these countries, most being name brands that you would all be familiar with.

    If you have any doubts, ask for their pharmacy book, they all have them and if you know what you want, they will probably have it, and it will be half what you normally pay for it.

    Always bring as many one dollar bills that you can get. This country also uses the Dutch Guilder and if you come here, would bring guilders instead of dollars if coming from European destinations.

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    Travel Map

    by worldtraveler55 Written Jan 14, 2006

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    Miscellaneous: International Travel Maps
    Surinam and the Guianas

    ISBN: 1-55341-415-2

    scale 1 : 750.000

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