Blue Monkey – Apartment

Blue Monkey – Apartment

Accommodation Review Blue Monkey, Paramaribo Address: Veldhuizenlaan Stay: 19-20 August 2017 (1 night) Facilities: 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, AC, large-screen smart TV, free Wi-Fi, free private parking Rate: SRD 170 (± $ 22.50), ex 8% VAT Available at: Booking.com Domestic turbulence Sometimes, it so happens that unexpected events cause disturbance in the house. Last Friday, late evening, I was startled by people screaming outside, drowning out the tornado-like buzz of my noisy fan. Frightened, I jumped up from behind my desk…

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Mango

Mango

Mango season has just started in Suriname, which means that we are looking at flourishing mango trees and colorful piles of juicy mangos in local markets and at fruit stalls along the roads. The scientific name of the mango tree is Mangifera Indica. It grows in the wild in parts of Southern Asia, from where it probably spread to East Asia, thousands of years ago. By the 10th century CE, the fruit was introduced to East Africa by Arabs, after which Portuguese brought…

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Soothing Aloe Aftersun Gel – Banana Boat

Soothing Aloe Aftersun Gel – Banana Boat

Aftersun Review Soothing Aloe Aftersun Gel by Banana Boat Usage: apply as needed Contents: 16 fl oz (473 ml) Ingredients: Water, Denatured Alcohol, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, PEG-4 Dilaurate, PEG-4 Laurate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, PEG-4, Benzophenone-4, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl, Butylcarbonate, Fragrance, Yellow 5, Blue 1. Available at: Amazon.com Price: $ 9.97 Don’t Mess with the Sun! One thing not to be messed with in Suriname is our sun. Since we are located at just 6° from the equator, the heat of the sun…

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Rinaldo Klas

Rinaldo Klas

It is a laid-back afternoon at the Paramaribo Waterfront as I meet with Rinaldo Klas to talk to him about his life and work, and his travels. Mr. Klas is a painter and a sculptor, and one of Suriname’s most highly regarded artists. He was born in Moengo, in 1954, and has lived in the tranquil Commewijne district for many years now, at about a half hour drive from the city. Rinaldo Klas is married to Carmen, his wife of over 30 years. He is the…

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Suriname Vacation Tours

Suriname Vacation Tours

If you are serious about traveling to Suriname, you might go to the web and search for Suriname Vacation Tours. Pretty soon, you will find out that there are not many package tours to Suriname out there, meaning: package deals including your flight, accommodation and activities – unless you are traveling from the Netherlands or Germany. If you do not have the option to book a package tour to Suriname, or even if you do but prefer to organize and plan your…

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The Cost of Sugar – Cynthia McLeod

The Cost of Sugar – Cynthia McLeod

Book Review Historical Novel by Cynthia McLeod Original Title: Hoe duur was de suiker? Translator: Gerald Mettam Publisher: HopeRoad Publishing (September, 2013) Available at: Amazon.com Price: Paperback (298 pages) $ 17.00 Kindle $ 4.61 About the Author Cynthia McLeod is a Suriname native. She gained fame as a writer of historical novels, some of which have been translated into English, German, Italian, and Swedish. Mrs. McLeod (1936) was born Cynthia Ferrier, a daughter of Johan Ferrier – Suriname’s last Governor under the Dutch…

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What to do in Suriname?

What to do in Suriname?

So, you gathered all relevant information, got your plans together, booked your trip, packed your bags, and made your way to Suriname! Once you actually are in Suriname… What should you do and where could you go? There are plenty of jungle resorts, excursions, events and activities to explore. Some you will find on the web and in event calendars published in newspapers or on Facebook. You could head out of town, leave the city of Paramaribo behind and wander off to…

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Welcome to Suriname Travel Tips!

Welcome to Suriname Travel Tips!

Ever considered a vacation in Suriname? Suriname is located in South America, just above the equator line. Tropical sunshine, colorful nature, delicious tropical fruits, exotic people, hot music, interesting history, colonial architecture –  we have it all! Are you looking for an adventure you will never forget? Do you enjoy doing your own planning? Would you like to experience the tropical rainforest? Do you prefer to go fishing? Or, Would you rather get the feel of downtown Paramaribo? If your answer to any…

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