Suriname is in Europe, outside the Netherlands (the former colonial power), almost a terra incognita. The country in the north of South America, with French Guiana and Guyana adjacent, with about 90% of forested area is in particular a paradise for nature lovers. Year around it is hot and humid, the only change are two short dry periods interrupting the rainy season. In October, the time i was visiting this country, it stayed dry. When I was visiting in October, it was very humid but the rain stayed away. Most people live in the capital, Paramaribo and on the coast. Inland, there are no roads; the villages are accessible only by boat or plane. Palumeu e.g. has an airport and a river nearby, but no road. To visit the neighbors in the nearest villages, the people must travel by boat either 4 hours downstream or 9 hours upstream.