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Old 02-17-2021, 09:51 AM
 
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How is the econonomy, the job market, tourism, eating out and peoples attitude in general.
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Old 02-20-2021, 02:23 PM
 
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Well, a complete answer will depend on the island. Which island are you referring to or do you want an overview of all three?
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Old 02-24-2021, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Formerly NYC by week; ATL by weekend...now Rio bi annually and ATL bi annually
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@ Reine is correct. St Thomas and St Croix are different
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Old 02-25-2021, 01:50 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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How is the econonomy, the job market, tourism, eating out and peoples attitude in general.
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My wife and I honeymooned on St. John in 1991 and we loved it. We stayed at the Grand Hyatt, just converted over from the Virgin Grand. I think it's been through a bunch of iterations, and don't know what shape it's in after the mid-decade hurricanes. We did the usual honeymoon stuff, snorkeled, played tennis, went hiking and went out to eat. One day we took a ferry trip to the British Virgin Islands. We got on different lines to present our passports. One was stamped May 15, the other May 16. I caught this when we were readying for our next vacation. I showed them to my wife and said "we have to talk." Of course, I was joking.

The people were friendly. One who was selling cassette tapes sold me a tape containing a reggae song in Hebrew, and a book called The Rastafarians which I just started. The dining in town was quite good, at the hotel adequate and overpriced. We are still married almost 30 years later so the island must have done its job. The honeymoon that is.
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Old Today, 01:49 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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One day we took a ferry trip to the British Virgin Islands. We got on different lines to present our passports. One was stamped May 15, the other May 16. I caught this when we were readying for our next vacation. I showed them to my wife and said "we have to talk." Of course, I was joking.

The people were friendly. One who was selling cassette tapes sold me a tape containing a reggae song in Hebrew, and a book called The Rastafarians which I just started. The dining in town was quite good, at the hotel adequate and overpriced. We are still married almost 30 years later so the island must have done its job. The honeymoon that is.
We just passed our 30th anniversary. I was returned to this thread by being repped anonymously. I'd love the repper to tell me if they went to the VI. And a month or two ago I finished reading The Rastafarians by Leonard S. Barrett Sr. (link).

I bought the book on my honeymoon, from the same bookstore that sold me a unique item, a tape by Alpha Blondy, that recorded a reggae song in Hebrew. The book sat on my shelf or in tennis bags for almost 30 years. It is absolutely fascinating. The doctrine was quite foreign and novel to me. I had to overlook much political and religious commentary with which I disagree strongly. I finished it in a three-hour marathon, much of it to the tune of the reggae music of Bob Marley and Toots and the Maytals which the movement spawned. I gave this book a "five" out of "five" on Goodreads, for its novelty and its ability to draw me in. Link to my review on the CD thread What book are you reading?
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