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Food

Surinamese Saoto soup

If this isn’t comforting food, then what is? I learned to make this Saoto soup recipe from a wonderful Surinamese woman. During my 5-month stay in Suriname, having eaten a lot of different and delicious foods, I decided that I also wanted to learn how to make Surinamese food! So I looked up a cooking course, made an appointment, and it revealed to be one of the best things I’ve done in Suriname.

On a Sunday morning, pretty early – 8 ‘o clock, I got picked up by a lady and her husband Continue Reading…

Nature

Mosquito research in Suriname: Malaria

In the past, the interior of Suriname was a true source of malaria. The most malaria transmission in the Americas actually took place in Suriname. Today is World Malaria Day, a good time to reflect on the successes the country has achieved in recent years. Now Suriname has almost eliminated malaria.Β This means that the annual number of malaria patients has almost dropped to 1 patient per 1,000 people at risk. The goal is to be completely malaria-free in 2020.Β  Continue Reading…