Nickerie is the second largest city in Suriname. After our class, two professors and some students took a short road trip here. It was of interest to us because Nickerie has the highest suicide rate in the country, which is high in general. I found the city to be much more calm and peaceful than Paramaribo and I enjoyed learning more about Hindustani culture. At times I felt like we could have really been in India, not South America.
The library has a section in Hindi as Nickerie has a large Hindustani population.
A house with jhandi flags.
My friend Sachida's parents owned a vegetarian restaurant. Delicious!
A Hindu temple along the Corantijn River, the border between Guayana and Suriname.
Possibly an anaconda, we found this snake in the middle of the road on our way out.