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It was located in town on the main street. It was clean. I had a view.
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As we have been here before on our Christmas cruises when we lived in Florida, we decided just to visit the Dutch side of the island - St. Maarten and not go to the French side this time - St. Martin.
After quite a long walk from the ship - plenty of shade provided by the huge cruise ships docked on either side of us - Allure of the Seas, Regal Princess, Celebrity Silouette and the Carnival Freedom - we caught the ...
The capital of Dutch St. Maarten is a busy centre that required some serious
maneuvering and scooter navigation skills as I wound our way through traffic
ever conscious of my passenger and our vulnerability on two motorized wheels.
Of the four roads that run from one end of town to the other, we drove the
popular Front Street which brims with waterfront cafes, flashy casinos and
... usually up and out the door by 7:30 am, and we are 4 hours ahead of Vegas time! So, sleeping in helped us feel rested and refreshed. This sun really drains you if you’re not careful. Sydney would be really proud of me because I used sunscreen the whole trip (thank you, Tony). My lips got sunburned, but I used lots of Aquaphor and they are feeling better. So, after a day of sleeping in, we had a late breakfast and I was full of energy for some ...
... there are definitely two sides to the island: the political systems, the police forces, the laws, the electricity generation, telephone systems, petroleum sources, school systems, languages, hospital systems, and monetary systems are all completely separate. The Dutch side has casinos; they are illegal on the French side. But the French side allows cock fighting, which is illegal on the Dutch side. They ...
... as we ventured through secondary rain forest to the Elfin Forest at Mt. Scenery’s peak. Unfortunately they weren’t able to be even further rewarded with what is (on a clear day) an absolutely fabulous view at the summit.
Regardless, the day wasn’t over yet and we hiked down the summit until that trail branched with another trail known as the Crispeen Track which we then followed all ...