Synagogue and Mosque side by side in Paramaribo Suriname

A Muslim Mosque Beside a Jewish Synagogue in Paramaribo, Suriname

When I made it to Suriname in 2011 (after some visa issues in Caracas!!), I totally loved the capital city there – Paramaribo! I explored a lot of the city itself, taking in a top 15 sights and was very very surprised to note that a Muslim Mosque sits right beside a Jewish Synagogue!! I’m Read more about A Muslim Mosque Beside a Jewish Synagogue in Paramaribo, Suriname[…]

Tweetyfest: Singing Birds At Onafhankelijkheidsplein, Paramaribo, Suriname

It’s odd enough to find yourself in the capital city of Suriname on a quiet Sunday morning as it is. But to waken up for breakfast and head to the city’s central square for a “bird singing competition” makes it even more bizarre. This “Tweetyfest”, held weekly on a Sunday morning in Onafhankelijkheidsplein in Paramaribo is Read more about Tweetyfest: Singing Birds At Onafhankelijkheidsplein, Paramaribo, Suriname[…]

The Suriname Visa Struggle: Attempted Muggings, Over Charging, Black Market Exchange Rate, Rip Offs and Just ONE Fucking Nightmare

One of the joys of travel is without doubt passport decoration; in other words visas, entry stamps and exit stamps. Having been in 68 different countries down the years, this has also involved applying for many visas. Some are easy to organise – at the border/at airports (e.g. Cambodia – visa at the border/ Indonesia Read more about The Suriname Visa Struggle: Attempted Muggings, Over Charging, Black Market Exchange Rate, Rip Offs and Just ONE Fucking Nightmare[…]

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Parramatta To Paramaribo

Seriously ask me 3 years ago if I had heard of either Parramatta or Paramaribo, and I would probably have said “no”. Life is a journey and I ended up in both, becoming quite attached to the former and inspired by the latter. So where are they and what are they?   Cities is the Read more about Parramatta To Paramaribo[…]

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