Owru Yari New Year’s Eve party posters downtown Paramaribo, Suriname.
Clever hinging on a homemade BBQ, made from an old motorbike chain.
Girls showing the cultural mix of Suriname.
Closed off for traffic as pagara battles are to be fought in these streets.
Super billboard wishing us a 'Blessed 2012'.
Pondering the difficulties of 2011?
Firecracker wall, in Suriname called a pagara, is ready for the battle.
Blasting away evil spirits.
You can no longer hear, smell or see anything but we are having fun.
The end of the pagara goes straight up in the air for the final blast.
Music on every corner and brass bands walk the streets.
Hair is used to make a statement.
Hair, hair, hair. It's important, I tell you.
Deafening superstrings downtown Paramaribo, Suriname. The pagara 'estafette' (about 2kms of these strings) lasts a full hour.
People turn their backs on the firecrackers and stick fingers in their ears.
Who said flower power is passé?
Having fun at Paramaribo's New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Second thing that is important: shades. Look at that reflection!
Shades - check, drink - check, big watch - check, girlfriend - check. Big canon - check.
Big watches and caps: can't leave home without them.
"Bring your cooler, ice and hard liquor. We are going to have a blast."
Did I say hair was important?
Where did he get a hold of that beer?
Hair, shades, beer and girls.
If you have big shades, the hair is no longer relevant.
T-shirts with funny statements always draw attention.
No hair, no shades, no big watch, so you wear a crown.
The land of smiles. And hair.
Dry humping is popular in Suriname.
If you have gorgeous eyes, forget about the hair and especially the shades.
Texting your way into 2012.
Yo! Get this retro 7up glass filled with beer.
Empty wallets end up at the DJ.
Taking pictures with an iPad.
A little girl enjoying her own sparkler.
Cleaning up the mess with a leaf rake.
Sophisticated Christmas lighting makes this house stand out.