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SURINAME


Location - South America; Capital - Paramaribo; Population - 500,000; Currency - Suriname Dollar

We took a boat across the Maroni river from French Guiana to Albina in Suriname, moving on to Paramaribo, in February 2004.

 

surnote1In 2004 Suriname was in a process of transition from the Suriname Guilder to the Suriname Dollar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sur2Roadside stalls on the road from Albina to Paramaribo

 

 

sur3Paramaribo's cathedral dates to 1885

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sur5A carnival parade in Paramaribo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sur7The carnival brings drummers on to the streets of Paramaribo

 

 

sur8The 17th century Fort Zeelandia overlooks the Suriname river in Paramaribo

 

 

sur9The view from Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sur10Paramaribo's mosque sits next to the main synagogue (which is set back in this photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sur11Flower sellers line the street opposite the Palmentuin gardens in Paramaribo

 

 

sur11aColonial buildings in Paramaribo

 

 

sur13I think this was a legal office along Lim-a-Postraat, Paramaribo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sur14Driving through the Maroon (or Bush Negro) village of Klass Creek. The Maroons are descendants of slaves that fled to the South American interior

 

 

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The Brokopondo reservoir in Brownsberg Nature Reserve

 

 

sur17The reservior viewpoint at Brownsberg Nature Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sur18On the Suriname/Guyana border is the town of Nieuw Nickerie

 

 

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LINKS

www.surinametourism.com

http://suriname-tourism.org

www.stinasu.com - Stinasu is a semi-government organisation responsible for nature conservation

 

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