Nestled between Guyana and French Guiana, this small South American country not often talked about by travelers is definitely worth a visit. With its luscious nature and colonial Dutch architectural influence, this underdog destination will take your breath away. The capital, Paramaribo is not your typical South American metropolis. You will feel the influences of the large variety of ethnicities present there, whether it is in the food, the architecture, or the art. Take a bite of a roti (a delicious Indian wrap), then stop and admire the gorgeous St. Peter and Paul’s cathedral. If you want to take a break from the city, the rainforest awaits you about an hour’s drive from the capital. The Brownsberg Nature Park, is filled with exotic birds, plants and animals. After a walk up the mountain, you will enjoy breathtaking views and take a dip in a waterfall. So if south America is on your bucket list, make sure to plan a stop in Suriname.