Fort Nieuw Amsterdam is located at the junction of the Suriname river and the Commewijne river. It was supposed to be a barricade to protect the crops from the river between 1734 to 1747. The materials used to construct the fort were supplied by the Netherlands and built by the slaves.
It was also a former sugar cane plantation. In the second world war, the Americans and the Dutch armies helped defend Suriname from the Germans. The Germans were interested in the supply of aluminum from Suriname.
Suriname maintained the fort and made it an outdoor museum for people to learn about the colonial and slavery period.
Good news for Filipinos! It is visa-free to go to Brazil.
HOW TO GET THERE: We took a flight from Suriname to Brazil that costs us about 350 US to 400 US per person (return). It includes a connecting flight of about 1 to 2 hours to Belem and another one-hour flight to Brasilia.
Aside from the unique and colorful architectural structures in Willemstad, one of the things I wanted to see is the street art in Scharloo.
It was a little hard finding this place using Google map. We had to go up and down the complicated road from the Queen Juliana bridge until we reached the famous “Three o’clock romance” art by Francis Sling at the Van Raderstraat. I was actually speechless when I saw how this pa
LOCATION: Verlengde Hoogestraat No. 48, Paramaribo, Suriname OPENING TIME: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 11:00 pm; Friday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 1:00 am; Sunday, 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm CONTACT NO: +597 521759
Villa Zapakara is a children’s museum that showcases fantastic masterpieces from recycled and improvised materials. MixMax Brasil is the fourth interactive exhibition hosted by Villa Zapakara that will end in 2018. The place was uniquely designed with a touch of Derlon Almeida, a famous Brazilian graffiti artist.