Less than two hours to reach Georgetown, good flight and good landing as well.
From the airport I had to took a taxi to reach the center, from there I preferred to search an accommodation by myself… well… by the people I would have met on my way.
So I started walking and after few minutes I heard somebody calling me from a car, he was a man that asked me what I was searching for; that was my good opportunity to get my purpose… but I didn’t know that he was a taxi driver and after I had to pay him!
He was anyway very kind and he gave me a friendly price.
I finally found a good place to sleep where I found very helpful people.
Georgetown remembered me a bit of Africa because the people and a bit of London because curry smell everywhere!
I found a friend during those two days, Natasha, that told me I touched her and she tried to assist me about my needs; she also arranged my transports to the border with Suriname… I started in the early morning by shared car and during the way I had a chat whit the driver.
He was surprised that I’m traveling alone, I told him I’m doing that to connect my steps by good experiences with good people, so he called a colleague in Suriname and my way to Paramaribo became very easy.
Yan assisted me to get to the port where I took a ferry; crossed the Courantyne River I Met Lader, my new driver, he had a minibus directed to the capital city.
We reached Paramaribo around at 5 pm, I cannot really tell you what happened, I was exhaust, I just left the people passing me through their hands until I reached a guesthouse.
I was like passive to what was going on, I could only smile and thank the people.
I took the last energies to go to a cash machine, two French guys I met on the street assisted me to get the money… so lucky, I don’t speak Dutch!
I spent the 1st of May at Independent Square, where I tasted delicious street foods.
I moved around helped by who I was meeting there, at night I found somebody that decided to do something more… Mírela and Steven came to me because they though I could have problems with the crowd and they tried to escort me to a place where I could find a dinner.
I found them surprised and interested, so I quickly told about my travel… we spent a few hours together, I found my assistants of trust.
Mírela suggested me another place to stay, the first one was not available anymore.
Well, I was ready to go, to leave South America and to start a new adventure; the beginning was like a taste of something that I would have found in the next area, I didn’t find any way to go by sea and I had many problems to buy my flight without a return ticket at the travel agency, they said that I couldn’t leave without it because at the airport they wouldn’t have not permitted me to go.
I tried to explain that I already did that many times around the Pacific Ocean but that was not enough for them, my three passport weren’t a sufficient proof that I’m really traveling… so I bought my ticket online.
At the airport I spent few hours with Alex, a kind and funny guy from Japan, he was doing my same journey so we left Suriname together…