Sunday, January 11, 2009

St. Martin

We returned to St. Martin as the weather was getting cloudy and rainy. This is the largest of these three islands we visited; harboring the largest airport, highest population and the most things to see and do. This is a GREAT place for families with kids of all ages, but before I get too carried away with the concerige-talk here are some of my favorite pics from the 3 days we were there:
Big dog at the ferry dock. was he going to ride the ferry? I'm not sure.
As my co-workers know all too well, I love to check out the local grave yards wherever I go. This is the Cimitere de Marigot.
I took this photo at about 8:00am, this man was already there, dress in nothing but his underwear tending to a grave. Now that is pure love.

These villas must be sprayed for bugs heavily and often to keep clients from calling people like me during their stay to complain them. You're in the tropics people, get over it.
Fancy crystal at villa Petite Plage 5

This was taken at Orient Beach. The majority of this beach is nude, however when we were in the clothed portion of the beach this lovely creature passed by. I love his idea of being 'clothed'!

Daughter of one of the house keepers, waiting for her mother to complete her day of work at a local hotel. 
Have I mentioned that I love documenting just about every island doggy and kitty I see?
The owner of this property said this cat was "so mean and hates everyone" however, I found her to be so so sweet and she wouldn't leave my side! 



In late 2007 Ashley and I, along with two wonderful co-workers Kim and Stephanie took a trip to St. Martin, St. Barts and Anguilla (Ahn-gwil-ah) in the Caribbean. This was by far one of my favorite trips because of the warm and inviting people of the caribbean, the bluest waters i have EVER seen and the perfect temperature of about 85* all the time. 

We flew into St. Martin and took a ferry straight to Anguilla where we would spend our first 2 nights. Anguilla turned out to be my favorite of the 3 islands for many reasons, but mostly is was the people:
Who wouldn't love an island that greeted you with this smile?

At one point we were stuck in the only island traffic of the day, when school is let out. Like every city in the world, the kids are running across the streets, giggling, fighting, hanging out. Above are the boys...
...and the girls.
This is the most beautiful beach on the island at the Cap Juluca hotel. Recent Ashly had a photo she took at this very spot published online for CNN travel via iReporter. Here is the photo:

Thats me! (Can you see why i love this place so much???)

Lunch at the Sheriva villa.
Our view at lunch. The Bouganvilla were EVERYwhere
This is the Desert Rose. A gorgeous flower that looks nothing like a rose but is equally as beautiful.

Side Note

I wanted to take a moment to note that all of these photos are from a film camera and for now I will refrain from using any digital photos and or editing them in any way since that is not (currently) what this blog is about. I do not consider myself a photographer, these are simply photos of the world as I travel through it.

I suppose am making this note partially because of my lack of confidence in my photography and because I have many talented friends with much more interesting photo blogs. 

With that said, thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. Now on to more posts!

A taste of Puerto Vallarta

 The street outside of our villa Casa Sabrina

Ashley at Four Seasons Punta Mita.

I came across a property that was being finished in the residential neighborhood near our villa and took this picture. Though it surely doesn't scream 'Puerto Vallarta", I love it. 

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