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Is there a place to buy fireworks in Port of Spain? Big mortar shells and such? I arrive on a Saturday morning and have all day in Port of Spain, before catching a ferry to Scarborough at 4:30pm. I'd like to get some fireworks in PoS before heading to Tobago. Where about would I go to find them?
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Hi, I am looking for ferry connections between Martinique (or other nearby island) with South America, it may be Venezuela, Guiana or any other country, just it seems impossible to find such connection. Although I read on many pages this is possible I can't find nothing specific eg. times, prices, names of serviceprovider!
I would be very grateful for any help on this matter!
Heading to Nassau for 6 days in October for 2-3 days of diving and then onwards to Grenada. Any suggestions on things to do for the remaining 3 days (other than more diving)? Is there any point, or is it possible, to visit other islands nearby? And, what is the cheapest way to get to downtown from the airport?
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My husband and I are going on a family cruise in November that will give us one day in St. Croix. Is there a motorcycle rental shop near Fredericksted? We'd like to go out on our own and explore the island a bit.
I'm planning on getting cheap tickets to St Lucia and then my original plan was to spend 4 days then move on to Martinique for 9 days on the ferry. Now I'm wondering wether I'd be taking too much on by doing St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, St Lucia and splitting the 9 days between Martinique & Dominica. Also I can't find any timetables. Do the ferries go every day? And can I book when I'm in St.Lucia?
It has been a few weeks since my boyfriend and I have returned from our vacation to Jamaica, and I finally have a moment to write a report.
We landed in Montego Bay, which appears to be a very popular destination for tourists. As we made our way through the airport, we were stopped at every turn and corner by taxi drivers and tour-guides. After telling each of these individuals that we had arrangements, they were quick to let us on our way. However, this was perhaps the most overwhelming period of solicitation during our entire week, possibly because we had just landed and had yet to get our bearings. I feel it is important to mention that inside the airport, the only ATM we encountered gave USD, but we were happy to find ATMs providing JD just outside the exit terminal--for any of those travelers who are interested in this option. Both my boyfriend and I found ATM withdrawal in l... more »
Im travelling to the DR, arriving on sept 26th and leaving on October 5th. This give me about 9 days. I impulsively bought a ticket to where I arrive in Santo Domingo, and leaving from Santiago. I did this thinking I would spend most of my time on the north coast surfing, scuba diving, and chiling out.
However I thought it would be great to stay in Santo Domingo for a couple of days, get certified scuba diving in Bayahibe, then hit the north coast. I also dont want to be in a rush.
I'm well open to suggestions! Does anyone have a realistic estimate of travel time between La Romana to the North Coast? I'm thinking I might have to trim down my expectations for this trip.
Thanks in advance!
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Anyone dive with Patagon Dive Center in St. John? I'm coming for a few days and have dove with Low Key in the past. I want to give Patagon a try because I bought the virgin island saver coupon book and it has a coupon for them.
I'm a Dominican living abroad and this Winter I'm coming to the Dominican Republic. I would like to cross the border to Haití to visit the Citadel in Cap-Haitian making a stop in Dajabón before crossing the border.
Does anybody know about any cheap and clean hotel in Dajabón???
Looking foward to getting some answers
In planning my budget for the month in January at Frenchman's Bay, I realize I need to be very careful with my budget,
I.e. probably limited eating out at anyplace upscale. ( well maybe a few times). I will thus have to,prepare meals, which isn't too much of a big deal because I eat mostly vegetarian. ( rice, beans, cheese, occasional fish, produce, nuts, yogurt,an occasional egg).
During my last trip I was at the large "super" market in Black River. I didn't see a lot of local stuff like yogurt and cheeses.
Is there another market that has a better local selection? I know I can buy imported but the prices were high. And. I probably will
do better at the open air markets for fruits and veggies, although I did see a truck come by Irie Rest Guest House
laden with produce for the Cook to purchase.
I don't expect a Whole Foods or anything like that, but does anyone have ideas ... more »
Is there another option than flying to reach Jamaica, Cuba and Bahamas, in that order, coming from Mexico? I´ve been searching and contacting ferry operators but all of them have stopped operating these trips. I suppose many luxary cruise vessels float between the islands, but the cost may be to high. Has anyone managed to find a cheap vessel between these areas recently (and by cheap I mean cheaper than an airline ticket)?
I´m searching for the cheapest option between these countries, but have realized that the cheapest option might be to take an aircraft anyway. To fly from Mexico to jamaica seems overly expensive. Can anyone kindly recommend a cheap airline? And also between Jamaica and Cuba?
According to LP, there are two ferry companies between the islands: Express des Iles and Brudey Frères. I can find the first one, but I can't find Brudey Frères: do they still exist?
On the Express site, the prices are not clear to me. Ther's a downloadable pdf from 2012. It should be around 100 euros return, but at the same time it says that a family of at least three persons pays 99 euros return, which is a deal that sounds too good to be true (we're a family of four).
Formalities: Dominica says you don't need a visa for stays less than 21 days, provided you have a return ticket. So if you don't fly into the island, but
Can anyone compare the diving in Bayahibe vs. Sosua? And how easy is it to get from one to the other with public transportation?
We are going to Punta Cana for the first time. We are staying at the Bahia Principe. I wanted to know if there is a main shopping street or market area in town...When we leave the resort and want to walk around the town where should we take a taxi to? Is there a main street where all the restaurants and stores are? Also, what are the best malls in Punta Cana?
Any other general tips and suggestions would be appreciated.
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