Suriname by Philip BriggsSuriname by Philip Briggs

Suriname

byPhilip Briggs

Paperback | April 7, 2015

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- Navigate your way through Paramaribo's old quarter - Explore the vast wildlife-rich jungles that swathe the interior - Glide along the Upper Suriname in a korjaal dugout - Visit remote turtle-breeding beaches at Galibi and Matapica - Expert health, safety and security tips to know before you go - Written by leading travel expert Philip Briggs, author of 15 Bradt guides Dutch-speaking Suriname is the smallest country in South America, but it packs in a remarkable biodiversity: it is home to the world's bulkiest rodent, the Western Hemisphere's largest cat and an exceptional 720 bird species. The UNESCO-listed capital Paramaribo is famed for its diverse ethnic mix and unique wooden architecture. And the forested interior is studded with opportunities for the curious traveller, from the vast Central Suriname Nature Reserve and plush Bergendal Eco-Resort to the bicycle-friendly plantation loop through Commewijne and sparkling rapids of the Upper Suriname. Tourism in this beautiful and largely unspoiled destination is on the up. Highly experienced Bradt author Philip Briggs brings you this first-ever dedicated English-language guidebook to Suriname, an essential companion for anyone exploring the country.
Philip Briggs is one of the world's most respected travel writers with a vast range of titles and articles to his credit.
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Title:SurinameFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.57 × 5.31 × 0.51 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841629103

ISBN - 13:9781841629100

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Introduction vi PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION 1 Chapter 1 Background Information 3 Geography and location 3, Climate 5, Government 5, Economy 6, History 8, People 16, Language 18, Religion 19 Chapter 2 Natural History 21 Flora 21, Mammals 22, Reptiles and amphibians 32, Birds 33, Invertebrates 34, Marine life 36 Chapter 3 Practical Information 39 When to visit 39, Itineraries and highlights 39, Tour operators 41, Red tape 41, Getting there and away 42, Safety 43, What to take 45, Money 46, Budgeting 47, Getting around 48, Accommodation 49, Eating and drinking 50, Public holidays and festivals 51, Shopping 53, Media and communications 55 Chapter 4 Health 57 Before you go 57, Potential medical problems 58, Other safety concerns 62 PART TWO PARAMARIBO AND THE COASTAL BELT 65 Paramaribo and the coastal belt: an overview 66 Highlights 66 Chapter 5 Paramaribo 69 History 69, Getting there and away 71, Getting around 75, Tourist information 77, Tour operators 78, Safety 79, Where to stay 79, Where to eat and drink 86, Entertainment and nightlife 95, Shopping 96, Other practicalities 99, What to see and do 101 Chapter 6 Commewijne 119 Commewijne Plantation Loop 119, Matapica Beach 130, Warappa Creek 133, Stolkertsijver 134 Chapter 7 Marowijne 135 Moengo 135, Albina 139, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni 142, Galibi Nature Reserve 143 Chapter 8 Saramacca, Coronie and Nickerie 149 Groningen 149, Lower Coppename River 154, Coronie 156, Wageningen 157, Nieuw Nickerie 160, Bigi Pan 167 Chapter 9 Wanica and Para 169 Lelydorp 169, Santigron 172, Domburg 173, Onverwacht, Paranam and around 175, Jodensavanne and the east bank 178, Zanderij and around 183 PART THREE THE INTERIOR 187 The Interior: an overview 189; Highlights 189 Chapter 10 Brokopondo 191 Bergendal Eco-Resort and around 191, Brownsweg and Stoneiland 195, Brownsberg Nature Park 196, Brokopondo and the Afobaka Dam 198 Chapter 11 Upper Suriname 201 Getting there and away 203, Other practicalities 203, Atjoni 204, Downriver from Atjoni 207, Jawjaw and New Aurora 208, Pikin Slee, Botopassie and around 211, Towards Djumu 213, Kajana and the Gran Rio 214 Chapter 12 The Deep Interior 219 Boven Coesewijne Nature Reserve 219, Central Suriname Nature Reserve 221, Blanche Marie Falls 225, Apoera 226, Avanavero Falls 229, Arapahu Island 230, Kwamalasamutu 230, Kabalebo Nature Reserve 231, Palumeu and Mount Kasikasima 232, Upper Marowijne 234 Appendix 1 Further information 236 Appendix 2 Language 239 Index 246