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Republic of Surinam - former Dutch Guyana on the Northeast coast of
The most southern parts of the borders with Guyana and French Guiana are disputed.
The people are a multi-cultural blend and the land has many beautiful natural resources
that make it unique
Districts in Surinam [ distrikten ]: Brokopondo, Commewijne, Coronie, Marowijne, Nickerie, Para, Paramaribo, Saramacca, Sipaliwini, Wanica
Capital City of Surinam: Paramaribo
hotels, tour operators - surinam tours, travel guides, travel to surinam
Palma Rina Appartments
Hotels in Suriname / Dutch Guiana
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Central Surinam Nature Reserve - Raleigh Falls
Galibi Nature Reserve
Nature Park Brownsberg - 130 km from Paramaribo
Travel Agents / Tour Operators
Create your perfect trip to Suriname - Flight, Hotel and Car.
JLA - Journey Latin America
Active Adventures, Tailor-Made - Bespoke Holidays for Individuals, Escorted Group Trips [journeys and tours].
Mets Travel & Tours - located in Paramaribo
Tours, hotel-, transportation- and other travel arrangements for both holiday and business travelers who
wish to visit Suriname or the neighboring countries Guyana and French Guiana and the Caribbean.
Travel Guide Surinam / Related Books
Surinam - Andrew Westoll (Author) - 1905847904
Perched above Brazil on the shoulder of South America, Surinam is a land of myth and magic. Once traded to the Dutch by the English in return for
Manhattan, it is now home to the largest tract of pristine rainforest left on earth. Andrew Westoll first fell under Surinam's spell as a young biologist, studying
monkeys deep inside its primordial jungles. Five years later he returned, determined to chart the human, historical and environmental legacies of this
surprising, little-known land. What he found was a country poised on the brink of profound change- a nation facing either ecological catastrophe or salvation.
Westoll explores Surinam's bloody past, the allure of its wild places, the legends and rituals of its extraordinary people. An honest and beautiful writer
he conjures a place of golden light and impenetrable shadow, of long-held secrets and sacred stories. And in the end he uncovers a nation that- like
Westoll himself- is still in search of its own destiny.
Paperback: 368 pages; Publisher: Old Street Publishing (7 April 2009); ISBN-10: 1905847904; ISBN-13: 978-1905847907.
Surinam Switi Sranan - Toon Fey
Hardcover 160 pages (January 1, 2003); Publisher: Koninklijk Instituut Voor de Tropen; Language: English; ISBN: 9068325302
Transportation / How do I Travel to Surinam
Located between French Guiana to the east and Guyana to the west. The southern border is shared with Brazil and the northern border is the Atlantic coast.
Suriname is reachable by plane from Amsterdam [ The Netherlands ], Curacao [ Dutch Antilles ], Miami [
Florida, USA ], Port of Spain [ Trinidad ], Cayenne [ French Guiana ] and sporadically from some cities in Brasil [ e.g. Belem ].
Parimaribo J.A. Pengel International Airport
KLM - Flight tickets to Paramaribo
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Airline Tickets / Bargain Flights
Flight tickets Suriname.
Online map of Surinam [ Uni Texas - Perry-Castañeda Library - Map Collection ]
Suriname online Tourist Guide
Places to Stay, Things to Do & See, General Information, Tour Operators, Photo Gallery, Map, Weather, Links
Paramaribo - capital city of Suriname
Paramaribo, the 17th-century capital, is graced with attractive Dutch, French, Spanish and British colonial
architecture. Imposing brick buildings overlook grassy squares and wooden houses crowd narrow streets.
Towering palms shade some areas and mangroves still hug the riverside. Mosques and synagogues sit side
by side, while Javanese vendors peddle satay and Dutch-speaking Creoles guzzle beer at sidewalk cafés.
Central Paramaribo's focus is the Onafhankelijksplein (Unity Square), fronting the Presidential Palace.
Immediately behind the palace is the Palmentuin, an attractive park with tall palms inhabited by tropical birds.
To the east is Fort Zeelandia, a 17-century riverside fortification. The main market is found on the riverside boulevard, Waterkrant.
Commewijne - Commewijne.net [ dutch only ]
Coronie - Coronie.nl
Awarradam - a small island
Frederiksdorp - Suriname River
Julianatop - Highest point in Suriname [ 1280 m ]
Kajana - Saramaccaner Village [ largest of the Maroon Tribe ]
Birds in Surinam
It shares many of its 680 bird species with its neighbouring countries [ Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana and French
Guiana ]. Its is still for the most part covered with tropical rainforest. A watershed in the south, covered with
savanna and rainforest, separates it from the Amazon Bassin. The west and east frontiers are formed by rivers and to the north is the Atlantic ocean.
Chamber of Commerce
Kirpalani - Department Store in Paramaribo
Press - Dagblad Suriname - popular daily
Press - Guyana Chronicle
Press - Parbo Daily - online news ???
Press - Stabroek News
Radio - ABC Suriname
Sranan - Language of Surinam
STINASU - Foundation for Nature Conservation in Suriname
Leading and authoritive nature protection organization.
TV - ATV
Cuisine - Surinam foods
Javanese, Creole, Chinese and Hindustani cuisine plus favorite Dutch influences are popular. Beer and rum are popular alcoholic drinks.
Recipes from the Surinam Kitchen
Suriname is a blending of cultures; immigrants from all parts of the world settled in this country and brought
with them their ethnic food customs. They also brought native seeds and after harvesting the crops,
reproduced their favorite recipes. This all developed into Suriname's traditional cooking so all recipes have a
typical touch, resulting in a unique cultural blending of flavors. From the wide array they have chosen a
sampler of favorites from the Dutch, Indian, West African, Creole, Indonesian, Chinese, Libanese and Jewish kitchen
Arawak and Carib tribes lived in the region before Columbus sighted the coast in 1498. Spain officially claimed
the area in 1593, but Portuguese and Spanish explorers of the time gave the area little attention. Dutch
settlement began in 1616 at the mouths of several rivers between present-day Georgetown, Guyana, and Cayenne, French Guiana. Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667. See for more: Surinam.net
Suriname's History - Wikipedia
The history of Suriname dates from 3000 BCE, when Native Americans first inhabited the area. Present-day
Suriname was the home to many distinct indigenous cultures. The largest tribes were the Arawaks, a nomadic coastal tribe that lived from hunting and fishing, and the Caribs...
Suriname (Major World Nations)
Noelle Blackmer Beatty
Library Binding 94 pages (October 1997); Publisher: Chelsea House Publications; Language: English; ISBN: 0791047482
Amerindians of Suriname
Stedman's Surinam: Life in an Eighteeth-century Slave Society
John Gabriel Stedman, Richard Price (Editor), Sally Price (Editor)
This abridgement of the Prices' acclaimed 1988 critical edition is based on Stedman's original, handwritten
manuscript, which offers a portrait at considerable variance with the 1796 classic. The unexpurgated text,
presented here with extensive notes and commentary, constitutes one of the richest and most evocative accounts ever written of flourishing slave society.
Paperback 432 pages (July 1992); Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; Language: English; ISBN: 0801842603
The Trouble in Suriname, 1975-93 - Edward M. Dew
A study of events, their origins, and their consequences since the Caribbean country of Suriname located on
the South American continent achieved its independence from the Netherlands in 1975. The 18 years covered
witnessed the crippling experience of ethnic polarization, an unexpected coup by young military officers, an experiment in Cuban- or Grenada.
Hardcover 264 pages (January 1995); Publisher: Greenwood Press; Language: English; ISBN: 027594834X
Music [ creole winti music / hindi music ]
Two Evenings in Saramaka: Afro-American Tale-telling in the Surinam Rain Forest
Richard Price, Sally Price
Paperback 432 pages (March 1, 1991); Publisher: University of Chicago Press; Language: English; ISBN: 0226680622
Music of Suriname - kaseko music.
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