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avenue of Waikiki taking people from the Ala Wai Canal to Waikiki beach as it continues almost until the Diamond Head (Diamond Head, Hawaii) crater. In 2003, the historic former federal building was renamed the King David Kalakaua Building after being purchased by the state and renovated.

Natal, Rio Grande do Norte

with the municipality of Parnamirim. For those who come from the State of Ceará, the principle access is by the Federal Highway BR-304, through the boundary with the municipality of Macaíba, where you pick up BR-226 taking people to Natal. Leaving Natal, an important access to the southern Potiguar coast is the "Sun Route" (Rota do Sol) as RN-063 is known by, and which takes you to the beaches of Pirangi, Búzios, Tabatinga, up to the municipality of Nísia Floresta. The North Shore


coastal cities, pillaging and taking people into slavery. The Chinese authorities responded with armed expeditions against them and, finally, the Portuguese had to abandon the factory In 1542 the Portuguese settled here by permission and flourished, but their rapacity led to their expulsion in 1545. After the Portuguese obtaining a trade mission in Ningbo using coercion and bribe,


since there is an annual increase visible in foreign tourists, creating the necessity of working on better roads as well as other ways of cheaper transportation. By car thumb The bridge across the River Suriname at Paramaribo was opened in 2000. Part of the East-West-Link, it's now the main connection to Crommewijne, making car ferries obsolete. Passenger ferries still cross the river, however, taking people across to Meerzorg. (File:Paramaribo, Jules Wijdenboschbrug.JPG) If you’re not intending to go deep inland, rent a car but on dirt roads, always rent a four-wheel drive vehicle. The rental company will ask you where you are heading. Some don't allow you to go into the forest with their cars unless you rent a SUV. *Suriname traffic drives on the left side of the road. *There are a lot of speed bumps which are signed as '''drempel'''. These can be very high to force you to reduce your speed to nearly zero. Most bumps are constructed as twins at the entrance and exit of communities and junctions. *Most roads are not marked with traffic lines. *There are few bridges but those that you encounter may be in bad condition. Drive slowly. If you want to drive to '''Jodensavanne''' keep in mind that the bridge across the Suriname River at Carolina is closed as it is partly collapsed. There is a car ferry for about six vehicles. *There are plenty of gas stations but fill up your tank if you leave the paved roads. By boat At every riverbank you can charter boats at reasonable prices. It is wise to always travel with a tour guide. By air There are two local airlines providing private connections with the innerland. Bluewing Airlines and Gumair. Talk '''Languages''' Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes referred to as ''Taki-Taki'' in French Guiana, is the native language of most Surinamese people. It's English-based (since slaves were forbidden from speaking Dutch) and used as a lingua franca between all the different ethnic groups and, since 1986 has an official spelling), Sarnami (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese, Chinese (Mandarin, Hakka and Cantonese), Spanish and Portuguese. '''Sranang Tongo''' (Sranan phrasebook) was suppressed by the Dutch for many years but it is now the most widely used language in Suriname. It was previously called ''nengre'' or ''negerengels'' (Dutch, "Negro English"). Suriname has a large immigrant population, many of whom do not speak Dutch or English, but everyone is expected to know Sranang Tongo. There is very little written material in Srannang Tongo but, if you know English, it will not be hard to learn. See thumb Wooden houses in one of the jungle villages along the Marowine river (File:Suriname rainforest villages.jpg) thumb Lake Brokopondo (File:Brokopondo Lake Suriname.jpg) With almost a third of the country being declared '''national reserves''', Suriname's main tourist attraction are its vast natural lands and the diversity of flora and fauna in them. Head to the beaches of Galibi and Albina to witness the impressive breeding process of large '''Leatherback sea turtles''', or book a helicopter ride to one of the more remote beaches to see the same, with fewer people around. Spot river dolphins on the way and see the typical '''mangrove forests''' between the ocean and the rain forests. The Amazon rain forests cover most of the Surinam surface and is home to thousands of birds, reptiles, monkeys and even a handful of jaguars. As tourism develops, guided tours and resorts in the heart of the jungle are popping up and make a comfortable option if you want to spend a few days spotting wildlife or plants, including the rubber tree, spike-footed palms, plenty of orchids and cactuses. Day trips are an option too. The Central Suriname Nature Reserve is the most popular of the reserves and is home to the '''Raleigh waterfalls''' and mount '''Voltzberg'''. Brownsberg Nature Park is home to one of the largest man-made lakes in the world: the '''Brokopondo Reservoir'''. Visit '''Tonka Island''' to see the eco-tourism project that Saramaccaner Maroons have set up there. '''Maroon and Amerindian villages''' are found deep in the forests, but many of them also lie on the riverbanks. A boat trip down the Marowijne river, with French Guyana just on the other side, is a great way to see the best of the forest, visit some villages and do some border hopping on the go. For a less adventurous day, try swimming in Cola Creek, a black water (Blaka Watra) recreational park some 50 km from Paramaribo and popular with Suriname families. On the way back, make sure to stop at the Jodensavanne (Jews savanna), where the Jews were allowed to settle in the 17th century. Now, only the ruins at this important historic place remind of those days. '''Paramaribo''' itself is a pleasant place and its historic inner centre is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The capital has many characteristics of a large village community and although there are few real landmarks and sights, is a nice place to spend some time. Linger on the '''Waterkant''', the water side street with its old wooden, colonial houses and grab a bite from one of the food stands there. Go shopping at the Central Market and gaze at the Jules Wijdenboschbrug. Stroll to '''Fort Zeelandia''', through the Palm tree garden and the Independence square. Make sure to include the Roman Catholic '''Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral''' in your walk, since it is the largest wooden building in South America. '''Former plantations''' will take you back to colonial times, when coffee and sugar where produced here. Some of the plantation houses have been renovated, and a few are even in use to make coffee and dry shrimp. Bike through the quiet and green area, between the banana plants, to visit former plantations with names like Einde Rust (''End of Rest''), Worsteling Jacobs (''Struggle Jacobs''), Zorgvliet and Zeldenrust (''Rarely Rest''). Do Although most if not all visitors will probably visit Paramaribo it is well worth getting out to explore other regions that are all in great contrast with the capital. This can be arranged by a tour operator so you do not have to worry about transportation and accommodations. For the more adventurous Suriname is challenging but certainly not with insurmountable obstacles. Holidays * 1 January - New Year's Day * 25 February - Revolution Day * 1 May - Workers' Day * 5 June - Indian Arrival Day * 1 July - Keti-koti (Sranantongo creole for "the chains are cut"). This day is also known as ''(Prisiri) Maspasi'', meaning "Emancipation (Festival)". * 9 August - Day of Amerindians and Javanese Arrival Day * 10 October - Day of the Marroons * 25 November - Independence Day * 25 December - Christmas Day * 26 December - Boxing Day Festivals *'''Owru Jari''' (New Year celebration) - Three days of festival to celebrate the old and new years with lots of fireworks. *'''Carnival''' (Feb) - Colourful carnival parades. *'''Avondvierdaagse''' (Apr) - Walking and dancing four days long in the streets of Paramaribo. The event starts at 17:00. The route varies and holds a different surprise every day. It meanders through the various neighbourhoods, each with its own characteristics. *'''Bodo''' (End of the Javanese fasting period) - Bodo is the Javanese name of the Eid al-Fitr (Sugar Feast) festival in Suriname. *'''Divali''' - This Hindu festival of light is a national day in Suriname since 2010 *'''Jaran Kepang''' - Jaran Kepang is a traditional Javanese dance accompanied by gamelan music. This spectacular folk-dance is very popular in Suriname. *'''Keti Koti''' (Sranantongo creole for "the chains are cut") is marked on 1 July. This day is also known as ''(Prisiri) Maspasi'', meaning "Emancipation (Festival)". (Although slavery had been abolished by the British during their early 1800's re-occupation, the Netherlands re-introduced it to Suriname in 1817, only to "abolish" it 46 years later in 1863. Slaves did not become fully free until 1873, after a mandatory 10 year transition period during which time slaves were required to work on the plantations for minimal pay and without state sanctioned torture.) *'''Winti Pré''' - This Creole worship is a dance ritual for gods and ghosts. Buy Accommodation and food is relatively cheap. Retail prices for clothing, gifts, etc, are similar to the US. Things which are well worth buying are: * Handcrafted jewellery * handcrafted woodcarvings * art * Tropical flowers * Perfumes Money The local currency is the Suriname dollar and uses the notation '''SRD''' (which is also the ISO 4217 international currency code). The currency is freely convertible (but nearly impossible to get rid of outside Suriname except for the neighbouring countries and one exchange bureau in Amsterdam airport) and, as of September 2014, trades at approximately: :USD1 SRD3.25 (fixed rate) :€1 SRD4.20 :GBP1 SRD5.28 :CHF1 SRD3.48 :CAD1 SRD2.94 :JPY100 SRD3.03 :CNY1 SRD0.529 :GYD100 SRD1.63 You can exchange currency at all banks as well as most ''cambio's''. Automatic teller machines (ATM) are available in Paramaribo and in the most larger municipalities in the north. The ATMs of the RBTT bank accept most international bank cards. Paying by credit card in shops, hotels and restaurants is not very common. Expect 2-6% extra charge. Business hours The usual opening times of shops in Suriname are Mon-Thu 08:00-16:30. On Fridays there's usually late opening until 19:00 and on Saturday most establishments close at 14:00. Chinese supermarkets pop up throughout the country, even in the smallest hamlets. They are open until late in the evening. Banks and post offices are opened Mon-Fri 07:30-14:00. Government services are available Mon-Fri 07:00-14:00. Eat thumb The regional version of chicken masala, served with roti, is one of the most popular dishes in the country. (File:Roti Masala Trafasie.JPG) Because of the ethnic diversity there is a variety of exotic food available. Indian (specially roti with chicken), Chinese, Javanese (Indonesian), Creole. Javanese Although Indonesian food might seem the appropriate name, the Indonesian people in Suriname are mostly if not all from the island of Java. And Java has its own cuisine, distinct from other styles of Indonesian food. Furthermore, the food has evolved to a more Surinamese culture and is thus very different from food you'd find in Java. Nevertheless it tastes great and you should try it. The most popular places where you would find such food is in ''''warungs'''' in Lelydorp on your way from the airport to Paramaribo, or Blauwgrond in Paramaribo, and since recently near the bridge in Commewijne. ''Bami'' (noodles) and ''nasi'' (fried rice) can be ordered in every warung. It is accompanied with spicy chicken or satay with peanut sauce. Vegetarian dishes are ''baka bana'' (fried banana) and ''petjil'' (vegetables with peanut sauce). ''Telo'' is fried cassava with salt fish. Popular among Javanese people is ''soato'', a stock with strips of chicken, bean sprouts, egg and sliced ​​peppers. Chinese Chinese food tastes great in Suriname. Good restaurants can be found in Paramaribo. Also, try visiting the Chinese market on Sunday and many of the ''dim sum'' restaurants. East-Indian East Indian food is less spicy compared to original Indian food, but still a well appreciated meal. Very popular is ''roti'', pancakes filled with chicken, potato and ''kouseband'' (long beans) prepared with masala. ''Bara'' is a fried cake of beans, like a donut, dripping from fat. Creole This type of food can be found everywhere in Suriname, with dishes like cassava soup, ''pom'' (an oven dish with milled tajer-tuber and salt meat), ''pastei'' (an oven dish in puff pastry) and brownbeans or peanut soup with ''tom tom'' (dumplings of cooked bananas). Other International menus are available in the more expensive downtown restaurant and hotels in Paramaribo. Drink Suriname wouldn't be the tropical paradise it is without its wide variety of great '''fruit juices'''. Even the well known orange juice is a sensational taste, but do not hesitate to try great tropical fruits like passion fruit (known locally as 'markoesa') or soursap, better known as Guanábana (locally known as 'zuurzak'). Since locals have an appetite for sweetness, sugar is added to most juices you buy in bottles. For pure juice it is best to ask for fresh made juice. In the city it's also possible to get shaved ice in different flavours from the local vendors, which is very refreshing in the tropical climate. The Javanese have a pink (and occasionally green) coloured drink called '''dawet''', which consists of coconut milk. Try to get a local 'east-Indian' to make you a glass of lassi if you have the chance. Alcohol Beer: Try the local ''''Parbo-beer'''', which, when it comes in one litre bottles, is called a ''''djogo''''. In 2008, Suriname finally got Parbo beer in a can, which was somewhat of a major event in the country. Guinness is a popular import beer, and for that reason Parbo also brews a very decent own stout variant: Parbo Stout and their own rums: Borgoe and Black Cat. Of course imported beers, whiskeys and rums are also available. Sleep There are several good hostels and guest-houses available in Paramaribo and Nickerie. See the appropriate page for more information. When going into the rainforest it is best to buy a hammock in Paramaribo. Some guest houses in the forest provide hammocks, but these tend to be less hygienic, since washing machines are not that available in the forest. Bring mosquito repellent and sunblock when going into the forest. Learn The Universiteit van Suriname Students wishing to obtain an education here must have a working knowledge of Dutch as classes are only instructed in Dutch. Work Working as a foreigner in Suriname without a work permit is illegal, though granted, there is not much of a force to stop you. However, relations do exist between the Netherlands and Suriname for work exchange programs and extra labour, especially those of skilled classes. Stay safe If you are concerned about safety try to avoid venturing at night alone. Try using a bike when possible. When in Paramaribo at night, avoid the Palm Garden as this is a well known crime site where much drug trade is done. The police force is only so large and can only protect you to a certain extent. Therefore, stay where you know police protection is offered. So please, use common sense when venturing outside downtown, which in itself can have problems. Do NOT venture to the bush (binnenland) alone. Stay healthy To enter Suriname there’s no need for any special kind of vaccination, though some are recommended (see below). If you plan a jungle-trip, which is highly recommended, it is possible that you may want to take precautions against malaria, depending on the area you are planning to visit (although since 2005 there have not been any cases of malaria reported in Suriname). Be sure to check with BOG, or your local pharmacist or health clinic what prophylactic you should take. The bigger threat nowadays comes from dengue, also spread by mosquitoes, for which there is no prophylactic, nor any cure. Travellers diarrhoea can also potentially be a problem. Yellow fever vaccination is recommended. (Required to get into Brazil afterwards!) Tetanus-diphtheria vaccination is recommended. Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended. The Adult HIV AIDS prevalence is reaching '''2%''' or 1 in 50 adults, which is 3 times higher than the US and 9 times higher than the Netherlands. Be sure to practice safe sex. Respect Be respectful when taking photographs. Like everywhere else, one should respect the environment and the culture. For example the inland-people consider certain trees and spots holy and it is likely you need consent before taking a photograph. Your local guide will usually also indicate so. Ask for consent when you think it is appropriate as you would anywhere else. Connect * Wikipedia:Suriname Dmoz:Regional South America Suriname Commons:Category:Suriname


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