Sunday, July 19, 2009

Paramaribo: Masonstraat 4

My house and neighborhood for most of my time in Paramaribo. I visited the little monkey in my neighbor's yard almost everyday. And check out the house below with its enormous aviary. Surinamese are crazy about their birds!

The funniest thing about our address was that no matter how we pronounced Masonstraat, no one could understand us. MASonstraat, maSONstraat, masonstraat!!, it didn't matter. We had to say it to taxi drivers over and over until finally they'd say "Oh, Masonstraat" in a way that we thought we'd already said 5 times! Our Dutch was so awful. And let's not even talk about the time we tried to order pizza and it took 2 hours because it had gone to a street across the city called Magdenstraat.




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