The Qantas Airways is one of the leading airlines in Australia as it has developed gradually in tandem with the civil aviation development in the continent. Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd, knows as Qantas, was established on 16th November 1920 by Sir Hudson Fysh KBE DFC, Paul McGinness DFC DCM and Sir Fergus McMaster. Presently, Qantas Airways is one of the leading of the world. With world-class hospitality, low air fare, cheap air tickets, online booking service and comprehensive schedule, Qantas Airways has become favourite of the passengers. Around July-September 1959 Qantas Airways acquired seven Boeing 707-138 jet aircrafts. This let the airline expand its route network to more destinations around the world and serve more passengers with Qantas Airways flights. The national animal of Australia, Kangaroo, features on the logo of the airline and its design is adopted from one penny coin of Australia. British Airways bid for a 25 per cent stake in Qantas with an investment worth 665 million Australian dollars in December 1992 and acquired the same in March 1993. Qantas Airways celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1995 and introduced a new logo of a winged kangaroo with words 75 years to mark the milestone.
Located on the banks of the Suriname River, Paramaribo is the capital and largest city of Suriname. The city is situated nearly 15 km inland from the Atlantic Ocean, in the Paramaribo district. Not a dry season, but the city experiences overall a tropical rainforest climate. The land of Paramaribo has its inhabitants bearing origins from Africa, East India, indigenous, Java, China and Dutch. Hence the culture and music also has elements relating to all of them. Multi-ethnicity prevails as a result hence.
The land of Paramaribo owns precious structures from the ancient or historic era. Roman Catholic Kathedraal is one of the largest wooden structures in the world. Skilfully constructed with subtly wooden interior, and ornately carved spires, Dutch Israeli Synagogue is the biggest mosque in the Caribbean, which provides you a peek window to know about the city's historic Catholicism. Then there are two gigantic museums- Numismatic Museum and Stichting Surinaams Museum. First one is dates back to Dutch colony and is situated on Paramaribo street. Second one is a pentagonal 17th century fort cocooned inside Fort Zeelandia. Fort Zeelandia is a tapering fortress, built buy French and fixed at its place for the last 300 years. If you want to see what goes in the ceremonial field, visit the Maroon market, and you will know the religious practices of the locals.
As diverse is the city's culture, the same is in its entertainment ways. Decked with techno downstairs and salsa upstairs, Club Touche is a favorite place for tourists. Starzz Disco offers you one of the hottest dance venues. People hit the dance floors here specially at weekends. Also witness the exciting strip here. Cafe-Bar 't Vat is an outdoor bar cum cafe facilitated with live music. Paramaribo owns variety of restaurants which offer distinct cuisines, and varied drinks. The categories are like- Indian, Indonesian, Market, Breakfast, Cafe, Chinese, Creole and Dumpling. Sarinah, Chi Min, Joose Rotichop, De Waag Restaurant, Mix Food and Zeeland Coffee Beanery.
Before leaving the land, make sure to ride on shopping spree to Steenbakkerijstraat, Domineestraat and Vaco Press. Paramaribo is a land which has got anything for everyone, no one will be left unsatisfied. So, quickly log onto MakeMyTrip.com and book online your ticket to Paramaribo. You will book here cheap online flight tickets, within your budget hotels, your preferred destinations and your own style of traveling.
Paramaribo Airport, Surinam, PO Box 1870, Wayambosteet M 5, 20km en Hoop, Paramaribo, Surinam
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