Suriname has an extraordinary ethnic variety deriving from Dutch colonisation, the importation of African slaves and an influx of indentured labourers from India and Indonesia. Its capital is rich with Dutch colonial architecture and there's a well-ordered system of nature parks and reserves. Though most visits to Suriname are hassle-free, visitors to Paramaribo should bear in mind that burglaries and armed robberies are a relatively common occurrence there. (source: