2. … and Avoid Talking Politics
In 2010, Suriname elected a man named Dési Bouterse as their ninth president. The thing is, other nations have an interest in Bouterse, as well. The Netherlands, for example, wants to get their hands on the guy for trafficking 474 kilos of cocaine. There are two sides of that story (probably), but unless you’ve got a serious interest in dictatorial practices, it’s probably not a good idea to get on the subject of politics when you’re visiting Suriname.