What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Seeing monkeys and sloths in their natural habitat. Spending the day at old plantations that have been converted into nice resorts with walking paths and bike trails. Day trips to French Guiana for great French food. Making local and diplomatic friends and entertaining at home. While travel is fairly difficult, with some effort and planning you can make it happen. Brazil and the Caribbean are relatively accessible. Being relatively close to the U.S. has also been nice for us here. - Feb 2020

When I've gone on vacation out of Suriname. - Jun 2017

Turtle nesting, sloth refuge, river dolphin tour. Largest Holi Phagwa festival in the Caribbean. - May 2016

Cultural fairs, swimming and playing outside year round, trips to the jungle and coast, kindness of local friends. - Dec 2014

Seeing nesting sea turtles, Suriname River dolphins, and helping feed homeless sloths. - Jul 2014

Spending time with friends and having parties at our houses. We also did a lot of touring in the area, including boat trips to see the dolphins in the rivers, where we would also bring picknic baskets, wine, and all the fun stuff to make trips awesome. - Sep 2013

So far, travel to Devil's Island off French Guyana, five days in the interior, quick hops to the islands. - Nov 2010

Trips to the jungle, boat trips through the swamps and rivers, getting to see leatherback sea turtles nesting and hatching. The fireworks for New Years are incredible. - Feb 2010

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More