A Quick Travel Guide to Brasilia

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.

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Plantage Peperpot

It was a cloudy day driving to Peperpot Nature Park in Commewijne. I was thinking that they should definitely be open on a Wednesday morning. We tried calling the office first (before venturing out on another 15 minute drive), but once again, no one picked up. Still, we took the chance that maybe they are open this time.

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Sara’s

REVIEW

AMENITIES:

  • Street parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Takeaways
  • Outdoor seats
  • Reservations
  • Good for groups
  • Good for kids
  • Accepts debit card

FOOD: 3/5
SERVICE: 3/5
AMBIENCE: 4/5


LOCATION: Johanes Mungrastraat 23, Paramaribo, Suriname
OPENING TIME: Monday to Thursday, Saturday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
CONTACT NO: +597 433347

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Yong Hua Chinese Restaurant

REVIEW

AMENITIES:

  • Limited lot parking
  • Takeaways
  • Reservation
  • Good for groups
  • Good for kids
  • Waiter service

FOOD: 3/5
SERVICE: 3/5
AMBIENCE: 3/5


LOCATION: J. D. Gomperstraat 136, Paramaribo, Suriname (beside Best Mart)

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How to Holi in Suriname

Holi Phagwa also known as the Festival of Colors is celebrated every March in Suriname. It marks the victory of good over evil. It is a celebration where people (friends or strangers alike) smeared each other with different colors as a sign of love and belongingness.

In other Hindu tradition, it is a day for leaving the past and conflicts behind. It also signifies the coming of the new season, Spring, and people symbolized it as a start of a new beginning.

HOW TO HOLI IN SURINAME:

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Valentine’s Day at Kokobana

I was expecting that we’re just gonna eat out fast, go home and watch Netflix with beers just like all the other Valentine’s Day that we had. But we didn’t.

My husband reserved a table for two at Kokobana along with their Valentine’s Day Dinner special, thinking that it was our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. 😀

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Bequia

Bequia is the second largest island in the Grenadines. Described by the press as “the perfect Caribbean Island”, it used to be a volcanic island. It has a yacht-filled harbor and is bordered by excellent beaches both the windward (east and south-east) and leeward (west) sides. Its capital is Port Elizabeth.

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