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... so excited to get the “Kitchen for cholesterol” into the story that I had blocked out Popeye’s. We’d gone there because Popeye’s in the states (Louisiana mostly) has wonderful biscuits and gravy. Of course the Popeye’s which was attached to our Hotel Krasnapolsky were out of biscuits and gravy but we ate there anyway. Always fun to eat at an “ole USA” standard – sort of. ...
... old Moravian church that is totally scaffolded. Around the corner is a block of old houses that need a lot of TLC but no one has gotten there yet to give them any. Still, the city is so much nicer than Georgetown. It is so much cleaner. Trash in the streets is more the exception than the rule. Houses might be a bit rundown but it’s due to the climate and age rather than neglect, so it seems.
Anyway, we ...
... to get to the far end of the boat and climb up the ramp and exit the ferry.
Naturally, that then put us at the end of the line to get into the immigration. Oh Geez was this going to take forever. An official suddenly says "if you are over 60, you can go in the Nationals line" ALL of our group is over 60 so we start moving forward but the church group is in front of us and I swear, for being a bunch of Christians who ...
... fiend today, asking for his pic to be taken at least three times.
We were off after 1130, a loo break for some the next point of interest. We headed up Kaiser Street barely further than where Omar and I had coffee to find a synagogue and a mosque side by side, quite a juxtaposition these days.
We were in a quarter with lots of old, basic housing, stopping for a series of pix. Next was the Arya temple for a sect of Asian Indians.
... but too tired. Had a java but no pick me up effect.
Around 0110 local time [another hour ahead of Barbados, 2H ahead of home], touched down in what started life as a US military base. Omar had a wheelchair, getting the VIP treatment. As I was with him, the staff signalled me ahead too, arranging the $25 US tourist card for me.
For all his traveling, Omar did something boneheaded for his flights, going from Atlanta to Toronto and down to Port of ...