4-days excursion to Danpaati

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With a mini bus on our way

Danpaati is located in the interior of Suriname, at the banks of the Upper-Suriname river.

We had a long day, first by minibus, it took us about 7 hours to get to Atjoni. In Atjoni the road is coming to a stop. We were boarding a "korjaal" (a boat made out of a  hollow treetrunk). We had to go a couple hours passing a great tropical river landscape. The holy trees ('kankantri"), the settlements where the ladies are taking care of the laundry in the river, the noises of the jungle, the changing colours of the sky......... it was just beautiful.

The "Marrons" (the local people) don't like it to be photographed.

We were staying in Danpaati River Lodge, on a island in the river. Close to Danpaati village, wich is on the mainland.

Very relaxed days, we did two trips by boat (to visit Danpaati village and for a jungle walk). We had plenty of time to sit at the verandah, overlooking the river, read and rest a little.

For the Dutch among us: "De groeten aan de koningin" van Karin Anema is een geweldig boek. Het is een reisverhaal, geen reisgids. Ik heb het in Danpaati gelezen en terug in Nederland nogmaals!

Vlindeke says:
Dank je wel. Heb veel meer foto's, maar zet niet alles op de site.
Het "restje" van de reis volgt binnenkort.
Ik ga zo naar NAC-Groningen :-)
Diner, borrel, oh ja...... en voetbal!
Posted on: May 28, 2009
wermar says:
Aantal herkenbare plekken voorbij zien komen..uiteraard...Mooi hoor je foto's van Suriname!
Posted on: May 28, 2009
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With a mini bus on our way
With a mini bus on our way
Truck from the gold mines company
Truck from the gold mines company
Trouble ;-((
Trouble ;-((
Transmission village
Transmission village
Coffee stop
Coffee stop
The road ahead
The road ahead
Yes, the road ahead
Yes, the road ahead
Different trouble
Different trouble
We surmounted the hole in front
We surmounted the 'hole in front'
We made it, but had some dammage
We made it, but had some dammage
Als this truck gave it a try...
Als this truck gave it a try...
But got stuck...
But got stuck...
Arriving in Atjoni
Arriving in Atjoni
korjalen
"korjalen"
Trouble and a lot of goods....
Trouble and a lot of goods....
The big ones are the kankantri (ho…
The big ones are the kankantri (h…
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photo by: Vlindeke
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