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2 hours ago Monthly car rental [by DandM29212]
Does anyone have any suggestions from previous experience on getting a "better" rate for a monthly car rental? Arriving Nov 4 and departing Dec 2.
Thank you!
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5 hours ago Has anyone visted Paya Bay Resort - Roatan [by lee614]
I did some research for a (different) naturalist place, in the Caribbean, since SXM was set back a little bit. I found Paya Bay Resort. I almost went in June but my plans shifted a couple weeks and we landed up in Jamaica. I am eyeing it for May or June of 2019. So just trying to find out if anyone has been there. I am never to excited to read tripadvisor reviews.
Thanks in Advance.
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Yesterday at 08:55 PM BLACK OUT [by SXMSAMMY]
GEBE just reported a total island blackout!

NV GEBE
27 mins ยท

Update:

NV GEBE here informs the general public that we are experiencing a total black out. More information to be provided as soon as its recieved.
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Yesterday at 02:45 PM Emerald Beach Resort vs. Lindbergh Bay? [by davetitus]
We will be down in early Nov 2018. Anyone have current recommendation for a night on STT before flying out? In particular interested in Emerald Beach Resort versus LIndbergh Bay Hotel & Villas.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Yesterday at 02:43 PM Have the BVIs changed that much? [by lbos]
We have chartered a 51PC for end of November. Last time we were in the BVIs was in 2009 so we are long overdue. We are from Canada. As friends find out we're going we've been warned about all the devastation and that there won't be much to do and/or see? I thought the islands have recovered quite well over the past year. I do understand Peter Island and Bitter End are still not open. As we are bringing friends new to the BVIs, will we be disappointed? Is there still lots to do/see? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Yesterday at 01:19 PM Police to crack down on illegal parking in Pburg [by Carol_Hill]
Daily Herald story
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09/23/2018 07:58 PM Luggage check in Road Town?? [by floridamike]
We will be arriving in Road Town on the ferry from STT. We will have a few hours to hang out in RT before we head to Hodges Marina to our charter. Is there anywhere in RT (maybe at the ferry dock??) where we can check a bag or two for a few hours? Otherwise, we will have to take our luggage to Hodges and then just turn around and go back to RT. Thanks for any ideas.
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09/23/2018 02:34 PM Island Birds [by GettinBye]
About to book two separate legs of our journey with Island Birds. Anyone have any reviews - positive or negative- I should know before booking.? Thanks for any info
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09/23/2018 02:11 PM Gluten free [by RICKDEB]
Are there any stores on the french side that carry gluten free products? Or do we need to go to Carrefore?
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09/23/2018 12:00 PM Angkor Wat Trip report [by AnnTS]
Hi there.....well, I did a "short" day today doing Angkor Wat at sunrise, Angkor Thom at mid-morning, and later Ta-Prohm starting at 4 a.m. and joining the masses for a sunrise viewing over the spires (which was less than spectacular due to morning clouds in the east).

Overall, I rate it an A+ day. My hotel packed a breakfast box which I enjoyed while the 1,000 's of earlybirds flocked to the temple and I took a seat on the wall leading to the temple.

As iI approached the Angkor Wat temple, I was amazed at the incredible detail and statuary. Once inside however, my amazement grew with the scope and magnitude of the architecture and attention to details. I noted that several of the access points to the spire-towers had long lines already but what stopped me what the absolute steepness of the steps in many areas and they reminded me of the Mayan and Aztecs temples.

I walked the perimeter, took photos of course and returned the way I came near the entrance to meet up with my driver after 4 hours.

Entry fee for one day is US $37 and 3 days is US$62. Everyone has to go to the central ticket office outside the actual sites and a photo of every guest is taken and is transferred to each individual's ticket for comparison when actually entering the sites

I then saw several other smaller temples during the drive to Angkor Thom several kilometers away. Once there, I noted immediately how much the temple was deteriorated compared to Angkor Wat. I also walked about half of the site in about 3 hours. Thom is massive in land mass size compared to a relatively compact but still HUGE temple area and grounds.

Finally, after a WC (toilet/water closet) stop---and note, I never saw a single toilet on or near the Angkor Wat or even Angkor Thom temple sites but there was one nice WC o the way to Ta-Prohm temple which was made famous by Angelina Jolie's original Tomb Raider movie. Note, your Angkor Wat ticket allows you to use the toilet for no cost

And all three sites had vendors selling the normal things outside the walled temple perimeters.

Ta-Prohm was the biggest surprise as I thought I had seen the big tree (from the movie) whose roots grew so big they destroyed a stone wall. (true) and the tree grew on and around the wall. I got turned around at one point and an unaccompanied tour guide saw me and assisted me with the rest of the temple going to places the public appeared not to know about and I saw so much more in 45 minutes---I was thrilled. I have him 20,000 Khymer Rial (Cambodian) which is about US$6.

Anyway, I did much more than I intended and now am taking time tomorrow to visit the Angkor Wat Museum in Siem Reap.

I know I missed other points but I'm so tired right now

Ann
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