What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

There's very little walkable space. Paramaribo looks pretty run down and the infrastructure is lacking upkeep in most areas. It's tropical and coastal, but there are no beaches. There's a reason not many people come here as tourists. There isn't much information about things to do in Suriname on the internet. Just searching "Chinese food" or "barber" in Google maps or Trip Advisor won't necessarily get you quality results. We hear about almost everything that's worthwhile by word of mouth. This is a small place where everyone knows everyone. The sitting president has been convicted of drug trafficking and murder. Sometimes it feels a bit like you're on the edge of the world. - Feb 2020


How bad the schools were. Both our kids are in boarding schools now. - Jun 2017


The difficulty of traveling to the anywhere outside the Caribbean. It takes a full day just to get to Bogota or Santiago or Lima. The traffic is low volume but maddening. There are very few traffic controls, and a high volume of accidents. - May 2016


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