Category Archives: Suriname

Nieuw Nickerie – Beers, buses, and another border

Our stop in Nieuw Nickerie was brief but very pleasant, after we finally got on the bus from Paramaribo. To use public transport in Suriname you need a lot of perseverance and patience we realised as we waited at the … Continue reading

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Peperpot – A coffee plantation turned nature reserve

Another day of cycling took us over the Suriname river again, but this time nearer the city, to cycle on to Peperpot where we saw the old, disused, coffee plantation buildings. Afterwards we carried on towards the nature reserve and … Continue reading

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Nieuw Amsterdam and Mariënburg – Cycling in the sun

We rented bikes for the day and cycled north of Paramaribo to the point where the Suriname and Commewijne rivers meet and got a boat across to the other side where the old fort was. It wasn’t quite what we expected as … Continue reading

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Paramaribo – A concoction of cultures

It was a relief to be back in a country which didn’t cripple our budget and we made the most of it with some delicious meals out, in between exploring the city. The selection of food on offer reflects the diverse population … Continue reading

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Saint-Laurent du Maroni – A river town and a border crossing

We didn’t spend much time in our last port of call in French Guiana; Saint-Laurent, but a little more than planned due to a night in a hotel here after our mosquito encounter. It’s the second biggest town and lies on the … Continue reading

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