At the Central Market, a man takes his bird to the street to sing.
Just 500,000 people live in Suriname, a country on South America’s northeastern shoulder, but the variety of cultures they represent rivals those of much larger countries.
The Waterkant, or Waterfront, in Paramaribo, which offers a window into Suriname’s diversity.
At the market, there are a variety of stalls selling knickknacks, fresh produce and fish.
A Javanese woman sells sweets at the Central market.
On the streets of Paramaribo, the capital, one hears, in addition to Sranan Tongo, languages like Hindi and Javanese.
The Neve Shalom Synagogue, next to the Central Mosque in Paramaribo.
Joke’s Crab House, a bar in Paramaribo, features live jazz.
Warung Felicia, a Javanese restaurant, in Paramaribo.
A Hindustani girl at the Holi Festival, a Hindu spring religious festival, outside of the Radha Krishna Mandir temple.
Dutch students celebrate the Holi at Independence Square.
Children celebrate the Holi Festival.
Morning fog on the Suriname River.
After an early morning bath in the river, girls walk home to their Maroon village of Tjaikondre.Along dirt paths, the village merges with another community, Nieuw Aurora.
An exhibition on slavery at the former jail of Nieuw Amsterdam, in the outskirts of Paramaribo. Today, Fort Nieuw Amsterdam stands as testament to the resilience of the rebellious slaves and their descendants.
Angelo Amimba, 21, who drives a boat for river tours, catches a piranha.
For now, at least, the only foreign travelers who visit this remote corner of South America in big numbers are the Dutch.Dutch tourists winding down at the Anaula Nature Resort, a lodge with cabanas, a canteen and a swimming pool.
Sunrise on the Suriname River, near the Anaula Nature Resort.
The charms of suriname
The Waterkant, or Waterfront, in Paramaribo,
which offers a window into Suriname’s diversity.