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Saturday, September 24th, 2005

The Suriname White House where the King or whatever lives.
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The Police Station where I got to spend the day because I am Korean and I am traveling around the world with a fake passport. Dumb Asses.
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This is the river town in Suriname at the border of French Guiana. Its been too many cities. Ill have to take a look back in the Suriname section. Later though, Im on a roll. Got it, Albina is the name.
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This is Galibi the Indigenous Indian village where I stayed before heading off to see the Turtles.
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Me relaxing on the beach watching the day go by.
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The group of Hollanders and me going on a jungle trek.

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Just a little guy walking around the village.
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Day 73 Galibi, Suriname

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

I woke up at 9am so I was sure to be ready at 10am, when the brother came to pick me up. I was sitting outside playing with the dogs when a guy rolled up in a brand new Landcruiser. He hopped out and asked who had given me the room. I thought oh shit I had just been scammed by some guy who was just here yesterday. I told him the owner did. He said that he was the owner and I said Fuck. He then said that it must have been his brother which I quickly agreed. I told him that he was supposed to be coming at ten to take me to his friend. He said that he wasnt sure if that was going to happen so he would stop back at ten and get me if his brother did not show up. At ten, no brother, but the new brother showed up and took me into town. I told him of my plan to border jump by going up the river to the Galibi reservation on the Suriname side and seeing if I could get a ride over to the French Guyana side in a couple of days and then come back down to get my entry stamp. He said he had never heard of anyone doing that since most people are on tours but that it might work. He suggested to get my exit stamp done now just in case. He took me to the Immigration office and I got my stamp with no arrest needed. We then went to a cambio to change some money which I got a good rate for. We headed back to the river so that his friend would set me up. He could not find his friend so he asked a young guy who was setting up his boat with a bunch of life vests. He said that he could take me up river for $35S which was cheaper than everybody else. I was happy with that and thanked the brother immensely for helping me out. He said no problem and took off.
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Day 72 Albina, Suriname

Saturday, August 20th, 2005
It was Tuesday and I got the horrible that it was another damn holiday. That would mean that everything would be closed and my chances to get to Albina were drastically reduced with most people just staying home and ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 71 I Got Arrested. Paramaribo,Suriname

Saturday, August 20th, 2005
I was happy packing, it was a nice three days in that I had a comfortable apartment where I could feel more like being at home. Paramaribo on its own was just eh. It was similar to the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 70 Paramaribo, Suriname

Sunday, August 14th, 2005
Sunday, like usual, all towns shut down. Everything is closed so it can be looked at as a plus or minus. For me its a positive because I can check out a city without the crowds. I ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 69 Paramaribo, Suriname

Sunday, August 14th, 2005
My first full day in Paramaribo was focused on getting some food. I was sick and tired of Chinese food. Paramaribo was supposed to be a mecca of good food, but it was all based on some sort ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 68 Paramaribo, Suriname

Sunday, August 14th, 2005
A brand new day. I had two options for today. One is to get up at 4:30am so I can get in line to buy a ticket at 5am for the 6am government bus. The prior night ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 67 Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname

Sunday, August 7th, 2005
Today, yup, another day when I am actually caught up and writing this the same day. Anyways, the reason why I am getting caught up is because I am still in NN and I want to go on a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 66 Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname

Sunday, August 7th, 2005
Suriname, oh my sweet Suriname. I had great expectations of Suriname. No stinky sewer canals, no mosquitoes, nice hotels, excellent food, a whole new experience The guidebook stated that the booking office for the Ferry opened at 8am and ... [Continue reading this entry]