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Does anyone know the name of the bus companies that run between Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince? I am told there are 3 of them but kind seem to find any information.
A friend of mine started raving about Puerto Rico to me the other day and told me that I absolutely had to go this January for my vacation time. However, she hasn't been in about 10 years so I'd imagine that a lot could have changed since then. I have a few questions to ask of you and would really appreciate the feedback!
1.) How touristy is Puerto Rico these days? My friend told me that it was really quite peaceful there when she went. I know that certain places like Tulum in Mexico used to be that way and now are just covered in resorts...
2.) My goal is to relax on some beaches and hike through the jungles. Where are the best places to do so?
3.) How is the food? What are some of your favorite dishes?
4.) What are some good hostels to stay at?
Thanks so much! I look forward to hearing from you!
Hi, I am planning on Caribbean in December/xmas approx. 10 days and will be traveling alone.
I can not seem to choose which Island there are so many nice places. I would love to stay at some beautiful beaches, but also explore some city life so it would be nice if the town is not so far either. Would also like to stay a place where you not only meet tourists.
It would be so cool if you could write your favorite place and why :-)
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Have any of you done it? From what I gather, pier 1 is the ferry that takes folks from guiria to POS weekly on wednesdays, but it's over a hundred bucks. there must be another way! please let me know if you've done it. thanks!
I have a wacky layover at San Juan airport - I land at 2:00am and not leaving again until 7:30am the next morning. Don't want to get a hotel for such a short stop and was hoping to find a decent 24 hour restaurant. Is there anything in the airport or near by?
Thank you St Martin
I bought a bottle of Malt Whisky ( a gift for my father) on the 11th June 2013 when flying to Dominica via Antigua.
My onward flight was diverted to St Martin when I arrived in Antigua. (Our suitcases were tagged to the final destination and we did not see them until then).
Antigua outgoing security had no problem with the bottle which I put through security.
However when I arrived in St Martin, although we were in transit and stayed within the secure area, there was a security desk near the gate and I was told that I could not take liquid on the flight.
I said that it was duty free I had no opportunity to put it in my luggage and had bought the bottle within the secure area at Gatwick so it could not have been a security risk
The Security lady then confiscated the bottle !!
which was blatant theft
I have since spoken to other people when I a... more »
I would have a few questions about St Martin island, in hopes of someone could help. Also could be helpful to offer a person's email who have working experience to live and work there. Me and my friend are planning to go there for a half year in October. We have experience in London in catering and hospitality job such as a waiter, barman, hotel, cocktails, etc.
- how can I find job there? Is it sufficient to print my CV and start to spread in the restaurants, hotels in person just like in London was useful?
- I've heard that difficult to get the working visa despite we from Hungary (EU). Do you more about this? More details would be useful.
- Without working-visa is possible to get job, I meant will I be employed? In this case is possible to open bank account? How can I get the salary?
- How can I find accommodation, rent there? Is there any website or newspaper...
I am in the midst of planning a trip for my parents to the Caymans. We are close to doing a deal to rent a house for two months in Jan-Feb of 2014. Two major questions at this point:
1) How to the IGA prices on Grand Cayman compare those in the U.S.? I have read that there is no sales tax on the island and that all of the Caymans are duty free so I would guess prices are a bit higher than the U.S. but lower than places we have been like Barbados and St. Lucia. We will have a car and expect to have to drive a bit to get to the bigger stores.
1a) Selection: Are the IGAs well stocked? I do not expect the shelves to match what we get in the U.S. but just curious if they match up well as compared to places like Barbados, for instance.
2) Mosquitoes. I noted a few mentions of there being mosquito issues for a couple of Rum Point vacationers. Being somewhat succulent... more »
I just want to say that Papillote Gardens is worth a visit.
I think that it would have been better to have visited in Dry season, it rained every day I was there, and there have already been landslips.
Also upon seeing the roads, I did wish I had taken my drivers license and rented a car as although the roads are narrow and hilly, the drivers are not aggressive and if the cost is split, it would have been an economical way of getting around.
I would like to rent a bike during my stay on Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
But I heard that renting a car would be more practical. Because it is more common to use.
Can you use an European driving license on those islands?
Does someone have tips for renting a bike?
Renting a car?
Wha gwan everyone!
My girlfriend and I will be arriving in Montego Bay and will stay in Jamaica for about 2 weeks. We have NO rush to sight see, but we do want to visit a few spots. Visiting beautiful beaches, doing a few hikes, and hearing some good reggae is just about it for us. Negril, Montego Bay, White House (we will visit my girlfriends aunt), and maybe blue lagoon is where we have considered going.
does anybody know what kind of cheap accomodation is around? Guest houses, dormitories, B&B's? we aren't too fussy as long as its safe. What kind of prices can we expect both on the coast and inland? Also, how much would travelling with a bus be, and is it safe?
Any further advice of places to go would be great!
Thanks so much!
James and Deborah
I'm trying to meet some friends in Port-au-Prince and I'm wondering about the best way to get there from Anse-á-Pitres. I've heard two different things:
Go across the border to Pedernales. Get a bus to Barahona and then Jimaní. Cross back over the border. Get a bus to Port-au-Prince.
Stay in Haiti. Travel to Port - Au - Prince by concho or bus, going from Anse-á-Pitres to Tciotte to Fond - Parisien to Port-Au-Prince.
I've heard the road from Anse-á-Pitres to Tciotte isn't good, so I'm a little tentative about the second option.
Greetings from Australia fellow thrill seekers!
I need honest opinon and advice on which place is better for a single white female to be visiting, i already have a trip planned to Jamaica where im meeting friends there in july, but before i enter the Rum Kingdom, i would LOVE to visit another carribean island that has music, dancing and good vibes, and from there fly to Jamaica.
I am tossing up between T&T or Bardabos, (i was considering bermuda but i hear its very expensive and not too much activity going on there) since i wont know anyone there which island do you suggest being much safer, free to come and go as you please and less hassel ?
Appreciate your time!
So...just booked some flights with overnight layovers in Trinidad -- anyone got any suggestions for:
a) a good place to stay (bonus points for free airport transfer (I get in after the bus stops running), backpacker hangouts, stuff to do nearby, cheap rates, etc.)
b) Things to do. I'll probably just wander around Port of Spain -- I've got half a day to kill before flying out.
Can you give me some advice on where to go in the Caribbean? I have about 5 days in mid-August and would love to explore someplace a little off the beaten path. Here's an idea what I'm thinking...
- beautiful, quiet beach--not a lot of activity
- a cute, private, romantic place to stay--no resorts, some kind of hut on the water would be perfect
- good food
- relatively easy to get to from NYC
- rainforest or other cool non-beach nature
- interesting cultural stuff
- not too spendy--I'm a grad student!
Oh and queer friendly (or at least not wildly unfriendly) would be good--I'm traveling with my lady.
I know this is all pretty vague. I'm just trying to get some ideas of where to start my search, since I don't know the region (except PR). If anything jumps out at you as fitting this description, please let me know--an... more »
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