Saturday, April 24, 2010

New England College Town? No, It is Suriname

Suriname is the place that the Dutch received from the British in exchange for New Amsterdam (New York City), in 1667.  This photo shows  small part of the capitol city, but most of the country is undeveloped and very different.

All visiting yachts must anchor about 25 miles up the Suriname River, a large muddy river where small ferries take people back and forth. The sign announces national elections on May 25.
Song bird competitions are a favorite sport, and men carry their favorite birds with them. (Better than pit bulls or cock fights, observes Natalie)