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20 minutes ago Locations please [by megamania]
For those of you that are way more familiar with the island than me,,,can you give me some landmarks as to where the Baker's suites are located. It says Billey Folley Road, and wondering if it is right across from Atrium. Also, the Simpson Bay Suites? I am assuming they are a little further up the hill on Billey Folley road.
Directly across from Buccaneer Beach Bar on Billey Folley Rd, is a variety store, how close would either of these places be to that for instance?

Thanks so much
Meg
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1 hour ago The Green House Inn New Orleans [by Jim_Laraine]
We just returned from a fantastic 5 days in New Orleans at The Green House Inn. It is a beautiful restored victorian home on the edge of the garden district. We have never been big fans of B&Bs but this one changed that. Breakfast and snacks were available 24/7. No hot breakfast, seemingly that is not allowed in B&B's here.

It's about a mile to the French Quarter which we walked several times, but you can ride to the French Quarter and all around the Garden District on the street cars or buses. $3 let's you ride all day. The sidewalks on the main streets are good but some of the side streets could be a challenge with broken concrete.

The big plus was the salt water clothing optional pool and hot tub in a lush tropical garden area which is open 24/7. We had a hard time leaving the pool spa area to venture out since it was so relaxing. Our bottom floor room opened right into the garden area so we did not have to get dressed if we didn't want to but clothing must be worn inside the house. You can bring or make your own drinks at the pool but obviously no glass is allowed. There is even a soda machine with beer in it for sale. We have attached some photos, hope they display ok.

The innkeepers were fantastic and the guests were all fun and friendly. We met some great new friends during our stay. There is even a resident dog named Kipling and a Macaw named Rio.

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3 hours ago What's open and closed? [by Carol_Hill]
Wondering what's open currently and closed for vacation (not closed permanently), and if closed for vacation, when they might reopen. Anyone that has info, please reply and I will try to compile a list.

From things posted by others here. Please make any additions or corrections here

Anse Marcel Beach Club--Currently closed for vacation. Reopening date?
Jax--Currently closed for vacation. Reopen October 1
Spiga--Currently closed for vacation. Reopen date?
LeCottage--Currently open, reopened September 1
Yvettes--Currently closed. Reopen date September 30
Sal e Pepe on the Marina--Currently open at new location
Lee's--Open (finally) on Billy Folly Road
Pineapple Pete--Open as of @September 11. Presumably not closing?
Rendevous Lounge at Porto Cupecoy--Open as of @ September 12. Presumably not closing?
Altro at Porto Cupecoy--Open as of @ September 10. Presumably not closing?
Frenchy Ludo's--Closed as of September 10. Reopen date October 3
Three Amigos--Open as of @ September 8. Presumably not closing?
LaRosa Too--Open as of @ September 8. Presumably not closing?
The Palms--Currently closed. Reopen middle October



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4 hours ago Blue Bitch Bar [by bonsie]
We will be on the island next week for a day off cruise ship. We usually stay for a week or two but, a cruise ship is another way of visiting the island. Would anyone know the hours of the Blue Bitch Bar on the boardwalk? I believe we are going to just stay on Great Bay beach and wanting go to there for lunch. Thanks to all.
Bob & Nancy
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5 hours ago FRANCE part 5 [by BEERMAN]
FRANCE part 5, August 2019


Sunday morning, time to drive! Forgot to mention that on the day before we finally went looking for a "one way" car rental, yes we PRORASTINATED!! The Hertz counter rep pretty much laughed at us, in French of course, including a less than encouraging rolling of the eyes..."no reservation, no cars". My wife looked at me and we figured...."well, we have certainly screwed up royally this time"! As we walked to EuropCar just down the street we said "oh well, there's always the train, right?! The EuropCar young lady did not laugh or roll her eyes, but had to ask a manager...uh oh...manager did not laugh, but she may have rolled her eyes...then ...BINGO!! they offered us their last car, a nice shiny Peugeot mini SUV!!! Thank you EuropCar!!!!



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If you think we procrastinated with the car, so was the planning of this next leg to the alpine village of Annecy. We knew the route, but hadn't decided on what to see along the way. We passed exits for many attractive sights, but continued saying "next time!". After a couple hours of heading north we did decide to take a pit stop in Aix-en-Provence, home of Paul Cezzane! This was a good stop, but we didn't have enough time to do it justice. We walked a lot of the Centre-ville enjoying the tight streets, monuments and of course the churches, The Cathedrale D'Aix en Provence is another beautiful feat of architecture!



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After a couple hours of sightseeing and wanting to arrive in Annecy by sunset we hit the highway. Arriving in town under darkening skies we parked in a nondescript garage just uphill from the village and walked in via the back streets. Entering a narrow cobblestone street lined with shops and restaurants we quickly found the Hotel du Palais de I'sle. This hotel sits perfectly in the middle of town and if you are lucky a couple of rooms offer romantic balconies on the Thiou canal. Since we reserved our room just a couple weeks prior, we settled for a large newly renovated room offering 2 huge windows with nice views.



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Freshened up, then hit the streets. The overcast skies gave way to darkness, but boy does this medieval village comes alive with color! After 9pm we found a nice small restaurant and grabbed a table outside under the veranda with a wonderful view of the 12th century Le Palais de'I'lle, which sits in the middle of the canal. It drizzled a little during dinner and we were happy being under cover as people walked by with umbrellas. Great pizza and tasty truffled mac and cheese served by a wonderful family! At the end of dinner they graciously brought out a regional anise-flavored "digestif" called Genepy, which I liked!



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The drizzle had stopped and we meandered around late into the evening, enjoying the colors and peace and quiet. We couldn't wait to see this town in the daylight!!




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To be continued..........
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8 hours ago Earthquake 3.1 NE of SXM [by sxmmartini]
Did you feel it? https://www.emsc-csem.org/
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Yesterday at 11:40 PM BVI Customs Question [by AndyW]
I'll be sailing a bareboat charter out of Charlotte Amalie in May 2020. I and my wife are US citizens and a couple from England will be on board with us along with a Captain for hire for 8 hours on the first day. We are required to drop the captain off at a port with a ferry so he/she can get back to Charlotte Amalie.

I'd like to make it to Leinster Bay, St. John the first day but the closest port (besides Cruz Bay) is Soper's Hole, BVI.

I'd like to sail into Soper's Hole harbor and have my friend from England take him to shore with the dinghy (I will not be dropping anchor or picking up a mooring). If my friend does not tie up to the dock and drops the captain off, is my friend still required to check in at BVI customs? Or can my friend just drop the captain off and immediately head back to our sailboat without checking in to customs?

I'm asking because we'd like to stay at Leinster Bay the first day and then officially enter the BVI the next day without all the back and forth.

Thanks for any tips!
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Yesterday at 05:21 PM DOS Safest Counties To Travel To [by Tammy]
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Yesterday at 03:19 PM May 2020 charter suggestions [by jerriec]
We are headed down in May with a group that has never chartered before. The husband and I have done this trip many times but looking for some new experiences. Our typical trip consists of Norman, Scrub, Leverick, Anegada, Great Harbour (and dinghy over to White Bay), Diamond Cay and a couple of days around St John. Drop me a line with your favorite spots and activities to do there. Of course with newbies we will keep the highlight reel but want to add a new place or 2.
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Yesterday at 03:11 PM More on the Dump [by SXMScubaman]
https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islan...et-measured-with-any-degree-of-certainty
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