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Travel Blogs from St. Maarten/St. Martin
major draw for this island, is the shopping. There are bargains to be
found, and St. Martin is duty-free for the most part. Marigot also
attracts those who seek couture and upscale imports from France.
Boutiques there fit the bill, reminding many of a more down-to-earth
version of St. Barth's.
Martin also has lots of cafes, bistros, and brasseries; most serving
up tasty creations with Gallic flavours ...
We arrived in St. Maarten excited for a break. Unfortunately due to space and our size we had to dock in Philipsburg where the cruise ships stay as opposed to another part of the island where it is a bit less touristy and has more yachts. The beach was a quick walk down the road with the same local sitting at a small table selling beer everyday. A bit further down was a small shack that gave free rum tastings; don't mind if I do! It rained quite frequently and was ...
... go to YouTube and search for videos on "Planes landing at St. Maarten". Anyway, we made the brave decision to jump out of the taxi and to walk. By this time we had moved from the Dutch side to the French side and realised we definitely not where we had asked to go. We had wound up in a place called Marigot which, apparently, sounds very similar to Maho when said with a French accent. It was a bit of good luck that we found the ...
... hers in Puno in Peru and I lost mine at the music festival in Santiago, gutting........)
Our last chapter of travelling is up and we are back to the ship tomorrow :( Its been an amazing 11 weeks, I think South America has exceeded our expectations and really is one of the best areas of the world we have been to and there is still so much to see! Everyone we met raved about Colombia and Mexico so hopefully in the future!!
Its hard to limit it to 5 ...
... for a photo with each treasured piece.
The first one from Aruba has lost its plastic Aruba name tag, which I suppose just emphasises how tacky it is!
I think my favourite one is from Antigua but I will leave you to make ...