A Guided Tour of Suriname’s St Peter and Paul Cathedral in Paramaribo

Leadlights of the St Peter and Paul Cathedral in Paramaribo, Suriname (photo credit: Coen Wubbels)

I stood in front of the largest wooden structure in the Caribbean, Latin America, the Western Hemisphere or the world, depending on whom I talked to. Verifiable facts are that the St Peter and Paul cathedral is 161 feet long, 54 feet wide, 48 feet … [Read more...]

A Bird-Watching Boat Trip to Suriname’s Bigi Pan Natural Reserve

Bird watching in Suriname's largest lagoon: Bigi Pan (photo credit: Coen Wubbels)

Herons skim the water, their white bodies reflecting in the inky-black water smooth as glass. Green kingfishers nosedive from branches and resurface with a thrashing fish, roseate spoonbills scratch around in shallow waters, and jacanas do what Jesus … [Read more...]