Paramaribo Travel Blog› entry 9 of 22 › view all entries
Hotel: Guesthouse Albergo Alberga, Paramaribo, Suriname, 15 Euro
We spent this morning walking around Paramaribo. After the long day yesterday in the car/bus we were eager to stretch our legs. Breakfast at the Albergo was 3 Euro, for either toast and cheese or a fried egg. We passed the Hof van Justie and the palace again, past the unpronouncable Onafhankelijksplein (Independence Square) and down to the Waterkant, the row of buildings fronting the Suriname river. We found a tour company and inquired about options to Brownsberg park. Like in Georgetown, this was slow season and there weren't any tours going out. We had hoped to spend the night out in Brownsberg park, but this requires booking the lodges beforehand in town, but it was the weekend and the STINASU park was closed.
Paramaribo has the uber-present McDonalds and KFCs, we stopped at Micky D's for a milkshake as it was beginning to get warm. We then went over to the Avis office to see about renting a car for the next day; their office closed at noon but we wouldn't need the car till the next morning. We filled out the paperwork and arranged for our rental to not start until that evening; that meant we would only need a single day! Back to our guesthouse, buying a bottle of rum along the way, where we told them we would need two more nights.