Saturday, March 31, 2012

Off to France!

We are now in Sint Maarten staying with some of Monique's family on the "Dutch side" so we had to make two trips over to the "French side". We went to Fort Louis and had some breathtaking views and a climb up some funky handmade concrete steps.

Time for some French shopping but we didn't buy anything except lunch.

In the evening we went to Maho for the Friday night shopping and the Casino had the dancing girls in the street show which was entertaining.

At 7am we went with Tim and Vivien to this French cafe for fresh fried fish, wow it was so good! Then down the street to the French Bakery for some real coffee and stickbread for later on.

Oh My God!

                                                 Cousin Vivien......with our loot!!
We almost knew where we were going, ha!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Early Evening Swimming at Oase

Our exercise routine now is to go for a early evening swim at Oase with some friends. After a day at work it's a great way to unwind especially since its so hot and humid in Suriname. In the evening it is really pleasant to sit around and talk enjoying the cooler temps before swimming. Monique does 40 laps now while I can only dream of doing half that. After swimming we usually gather at the cafe and have something to eat. Of course my favorite is the "Saoto soup" with a ice cold Parbo.  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A day at Republijk

We spent sunday goofing off, napping and reading while visiting friends at Republijk. Bruine Bone for lunch and then plenty of time spent in hangmats.

Monique got her feet wet in the river.

This leaf was blocking my path...

 Nothing like fresh coconut milk!

Sandra and Christine

A visit to Mike and Kelly's house which has been under construction for six years now.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Noodle House Progress!

After a week of busting concrete, digging, piping, pouring concrete the drainage and port entry are finished. Now to make the front sliding gate and weld up the iron fencing that goes on top of the concrete fence in front. At the bridge the water will drain into the prefab gutter which will drain into the large street "gutter" or canal. Each prefab piece weighted 167kilos so moving them into place was a back killer!