January 12, 2007
This being my last day in Suriname, I decided it was time I took a stroll around the capitol. Near my hotel is the only place in the world where you can see a mosque right next to a synagogue. On the other side of town is the government district, where the president's mansion, Ministry of Finance, and numerous other official-looking buildings are scattered around Independence square. There's a lot of trendy bars and restaurants nearby that are packed with Dutch tourists. In most of South America, the locals assume you speak English, but here, they assume you speak Dutch. Not many other nationalities come here.
My stay in Suriname was a good one. I saw a jaguar, floated down a river in a bamboo raft, went to a maroon village, and met a semi-famous athlete in an Amerindian village. Who knows what kind of crazy adventures await in French Guiana?
The photo album for this entry is here.