Trip Start Oct 01, 2006
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I've been having problems with my mobile phone.. since i left Trinidad i haven't been able to top up my now run down credit in Grenada.. even though when i was buying it i was told i could top up all over the caribbean, in St. George the girl receptionist said it wasn't recognizing my number.. i tried again in carriacou with the same problem. when i get to Union island on Thursday i'm gonna buy a new sim card to get round it.. plus that will eliminate the higher roaming charges atleast until i get to St. Lucia. Another funny thing with these phones over here it seems that i can't txt message rival firm phones, such as Digicel.. i not sure if it's because they are incompatible or just because they are 2 competing firms that don't want to do favours for each other..
Tommorow i've got to find out about the postal boat that travels between to my next island in the grenadines, it's ment to be real cheap like 20ec, which considering it cost 60ec to get the short distance over to sandy island is quite a bargain.. i'm gonna try and get a month visa this time so that i don't feel so rushed and i also need to get some more sea sickness tablets for the trip over. What's good about the next few islands are that the currency of Eastern Caribbean dollars is staying the same for a while..
and finally, Yesterday i got hustled bad, when walking over to the far end of the island up and down a massive hill which on top has the hospital with commanding views, i was stopped by two girls of 7 and 8.. they were quite intelligent and could hold a conversation whilst we were walking along this track.. then they came out with that they were really after a dollar each because they were raffling a clock at school, i had some spare changed so bought a worthless ticket of each of them, i don't need a clock and i won't be here for the draw anyway, when i got into the main town of Windward.. the road had quite a few pockets of children, holding a small bags of coins and raffle tickets in their hands, luckily none of these next ones had the hustler instinct in them and i made my way safely through with the small amount of beer money i had brought out with me that day.