1. An exciting, fascinating ethnic and cultural mix: immigrants (mostly their descendants) from India, Pakistan, China, descendants of Black African slaves, indigenous Indians, etc.
2. Thanks to the multiethnic, multicultural background the culinary scene is eminently diverse, thrillling
3. On the coasts having some insight into the habitat of the sea turtles
4. South of Paramaribo making a day-tour to a lake where we paddled a kayak to a small island (sorry, I do not remember the names)
5.Lovely small coastal fishing villages with coconut palms and peculiar mangrove surroundings
6. Allegedly the Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral in Paramaribo is the biggest wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere, anyway, it was impressive indeed
6. To see in the capital city almost side by side all kinds of churches, just as mosques, Hindu temples, even a synagogue.
7. In Paramaribo a no-frills market with all kind of smells, scents, colors
8. dolphin-, cayman- and a tropical swamp-watching river cruise on the Suriname and Commewijne rivers
1. The penetrating stench of dried fishes on the market, the one mentioned above
2. Mosquitos swarm the capital (full with internal waterways), the areas of rivers and lakes in the countryside.
3. The eco-tours are very tiresome in a hot, humid climate
4.5.In some neighborhoods of Paramaribo the mugging and thefts are more and more frequent (criminals on motorbikes, scooters tear away bags, valuables)
5.The Atlantic Ocean beaches of Suriname can not compete with the Caribbean beaches, so this destination is not apt to the right combination of eco-tours and beach vacation.