Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Getting ready to head west soon.

Port of Spain feels like a working class immigrant neighborhood somewhere in the U.S.. There are a lot of low end American chain stores that you usually only see in those places like Payless shoes or Church's Fried chicken. Chaguaramas feels like a large gated community for retired white people. This particular retirement complex has a "nautical" theme where residents get to play with sailboats...

Paramaribo, Surinam is a "World Heirtage site." A lot of colonial Dutch architecture. Here are a few pics to get you started. I am sure one can find a virtual tour on the net somewhere. You won't see the dozens of young aggressive Rasta guys trying to hustle the few Dutch tourists on those virtual tours... I had a particularly aggressive one that I told to f**k off. He started to threaten me with a three foot machete! I was quite impressed with his ability to hide a three foot machete given he was wearing a tank top, surfer shorts and flip flops...



















2 comments:

Sean said...

Impressive indeed! OK, crossing Surinam off of the list. My new plan is to be in the Sea of Cortez by late November on an unprepared boat and little money. Can't take work anymore. Should be able to do a season and beat back home.

Susan Hellein in said...

where are you, sir?