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Travel Blogs from St. James
... me to "cook like a black woman" when she as here last year!
As you would expect the last supper is a massive feast. As well as the stuff mentioned earlier there's rice and peas, macaroni pie, chips, salad, warm bread and roasted sweet potatoes.
Everything is delicious but Ruth's macaroni pie is the star for me. Unfortunately we don't have any room left for the apple pie and ice cream! It also goes without saying ...
... from quiet to hilariously noisy until we returned to the ship.
After the Plantation, we departed for Medford Mahogany Creations, an interesting interactive tour of the only mahogany carving factory on the island. The owner was a descendent of doctors and he decided after finishing premed school, that he didn’t want to do that anymore. He never wanted to work for anyone but himself. So he taught himself how to carve figures ...
... of which I brought back to the cabin and drank before the tiredness caught up and I too crashed out on the bed. :-)
Around 8.00pm a gentle knock on the cabin door announced the arrival of our suitcases. We emptied everything out and hung up all our clothes before going back to bed for the night. The Ventura was to stay in port overnight, allowing us to start our Caribbean adventure tomorrow, in the beautiful island of ...
... we didn't feel "catered to," but I think the type of people who stay here are the "stuffy" type who don't want to be bothered. We clearly are not like that, right?!
Next item on the agenda: ZIP LINE!!! That was an experience of a lifetime! Our guides were really the ones who made it extra great. We bantered back and forth about their "accent," which is really a dialect they said I would pick up if I were here ...
... Rather than get annoyed or call, I let them sink in. They were melodious in their pitch and odd rhythms. As I walked out to dinner and back, I realized that the sounds I thought were man made alarms were, in fact, nature created--tree frogs. How I'd even missed that shows how long I've lived in the concrete jungle. My aunt loved frogs and I was instantly reminded of her and her love of travel. She'd be happy to know I was doing this and would make some ...
Other places to stay in St. James
PO Box 429, Paynes Bay | 4 star hotelfrom $237
- Not very luxurious...
- Sadly disappointed
- Don't come here if you want good service
Porters | 4 star hotelfrom $257
- Nice Hotel
- Our day at the colony club
- Just loved it
St James Beach, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $458
- Faultless - 11th September 2004
- The best hotel in Barbados
St. James Beach Holetown Barbados, St. James | 3 star hotelfrom $228
- Discovery Bay is A-OK
- Great place to stay
- Great Value
Paynes Bay, St. James | Hotelfrom $280
- Friendly nicely presented
- Dinning in a sauna!!!!!!
- Poor mans hotel
Paynes Bay, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $265
- Eigentlich nicht so toll
- Understated luxury for those in the know
- Shame about the Cruise Ships
Holetown, St. James | 5 star hotelfrom $476
- Great place
- The best holiday we have ever had
Holetown, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $294
- Beautiful setting...
- Fantastic little hotel / "villa" complex
- Perfect for families and couples looking for relaxation!
Sunset Crest, St. James | 3 star hotelfrom $102
Paynes Bay, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $290
- Stay at The House . . . Refinance yours!
- Great Concept, Staff, Just Needs a little Polish
- An Upgrade, but needs more attention
Paynes Bay, St. James | 3 star hotelfrom $155
Mount Standfast, St. James | Hotelfrom $350
Abbey, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $367
Paynes Bay, St. James | 1 star hotelfrom $62