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How To Become A UNESCO World Heritage Tourist Without Really Trying

Earlier this morning, a friend of mine commented that a place we had recently visited [1], the historic center of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname, was a UNESCO World Heritage site, and wanted me to write some about the history … Continue reading

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Some Reflections On The 2018 Feast Of Tabernacles In Suriname

Most years [1] I write some kind of post-feast reflections, and as I just got home early this morning from the Feast of Tabernacles and did not really have the time to write at any length on the matter–not that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Woordenlijst/Wordlist

Woordenlijst/Wordlist:  Sranan-Nederlands; Nederlands-Sranan; English-Sranan with a list of plant and animal names This is a book that lives up to its name.  It is by no means a fancy or elegant read, but it is a book with some solid … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Best Of Surinamese Cooking

The Best Of Surinamese Cooking, by Muriel Sam-Sin Hewitt This book is surprisingly poignant, mostly because its introductory page includes a note from the editor that says that the author (who had written this book originally in Dutch) did not … Continue reading

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The Effects Of Long-Term Sleep Deprivation On Indo-Surinamese Taxicab Drivers: A Case Study

When you are a captive audience, so to speak, for someone for some period of time, it allows you to gain a great deal of insight into their thinking and way of operating.  Now, it will come as little surprise … Continue reading

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Hobbling Toward Louisiana

One of the appeals of the little hotel I am staying at is the fact that it was close to a Popeye’s Restaurant.  Americans may think that our beloved Louisiana fried chicken franchise is strictly an American one, but in … Continue reading

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Scenes From An Indian Restaurant

Since I did not know until fairly soon before the Feast of Tabernacles that I would be spending two days more in Suriname than I had originally planned, my options were somewhat limited, and I decide to get a hotel … Continue reading

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In The Still Of The Night

While Cole Porter had a song by this title, when I think of this title, I think of the Boyz II Men cover version of the minor hit by the Five Satins.  The Boyz II Men version of the song, … Continue reading

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To The Jewish Savannah And Back

This afternoon, our tour of the Judensavannah (pronouced Yoe-den suh-Van-uh) took place, and in contrast to the usual way that these tours go, this one actually ended up taking exactly as long as expected.  This could not have been predicted … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Research Of The Jewish Cemetary At The Judensavannah

Today I happened to visit the Judensavannah in rural Suriname, about 25 miles (or 40 km) away from the capital of Paramaribo upriver along the Suriname River.  At this location a group of Jewish-owned slave plantations existed from the seventeenth … Continue reading

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