February 20, 2009

St. Barts

lions and tigers and pirates, oh my! Here is a quick run down of St. Barts: bring snacks and be prepared to see a lot of amazing stores with incredibly expensive things! If you are addicted to celebrity gossip columns, you will know that this is a hot spot for modeling shoots and celebs to vacation. The first time I went to St. Barts (last cruise), I went to Shell Beach – which was a 15 minute walk from the ship. It is a rough, shell-spattered beach. There’s a 2 story bar and restaurant which a big group of us ate at, and our bill was roughly 50 euros a person (and I had a salad and 2 drinks). Yeah, make that American dollars, and… well, I’ll pretend like it didn’t happen! But we were rich and famous for the day. On this trip to the island, I decided on an easy window shopping day, full of fresh air, and lovely scenery. The kids of the island’s three schools had a parade – each grade in each school was dressed to the nines in a certain theme. Anything from African safari characters, to pirates, to a Venetian masquerade to Disney characters – you name it! The finale was a small drum circle and wild little dancers from the jungle. Nothing like a little “circle of life” to put a smile on your face!

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