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Trip Report, a few more days #92180
03/29/2016 06:02 PM
03/29/2016 06:02 PM
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San Antonio
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What a bunch of great days! But so boring! Going to a beautiful beach every day is bad enough, but to have the weather near perfect, (other than some wind), having vestiges of the evil weed (seaweed, that is) wash ashore and be quickly dispatched by the folks that dispatch seaweed or whatever they do with it, and on and on...OMG, how can we continue to make these sacrifices for another week! Well, I guess we'll just have to suck it up and persevere!


Nothing in particularly chronological order, at this point it all seems to blend together. But some highlights...

Had lunch at Papayayo one day, Katherine and I split a Cuban Sandwich - probably the best we have either ever had - Paul had a club, and Sue got the biggest cob salad I have ever seen. We'll definitely do that again. Tried the new Village restaurant, BO, for tapas, pretty good. Went to Loterie Farm, really pretty place, didn't eat there. Instead drove to Marigot, walked about a mile in totally oppressive heat, and really played tourist by eating at one of the waterfront places. We split the whole red snapper with rice and peas - and actually enjoyed it.


Then planned on hitting the butterfly farm, don't ask why, but cooler heads prevailed and we decided to stop at Super U in Howell Center. Holy Shopping Carts Batman! All these years at Simply, supplementing at Tap 5 until Bruno saved the day by opening Petite Casino
(Continued, if you're not already asleep)

Super U is Super! Great selection, and so clean. Highly recommend if you're on the French side.

And (hold on, those of you that have been in the area - you know it's coming)....we stopped at Mickey D's and got an ice cream! Now I'm hankering for a 1/8 kilo avec fromage! Or whatever the translation is for quarter pounder with cheese.

Also had a pizza from the Sub. I ordered le Reine avec piment et oignon, thinking onions and bell pepper - the onions were fine, but whatever the piment was, it was so hot that I had almost half the pizza for myself because it was too hot for the others. Hmm, maybe a good tactic.


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Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: sumbeach] #92181
03/29/2016 07:26 PM
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Super U is the best!! Glad you're enjoying your trip!


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Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: Carol_Hill] #92182
03/29/2016 08:14 PM
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BO! What a strange name for a restaurant. Where in the Village is it located?

Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: biglar] #92183
03/29/2016 08:52 PM
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We missed out on Super U our first trip (last Sept) and are looking forward to checking it out! Thank you for these trip reports! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: biglar] #92184
03/29/2016 09:11 PM
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If you are looking at Cote Plages, BO is just to the right. I think there used to be a T shirt shop there, or maybe that's where the laundry was.


Dan
Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: sumbeach] #92185
03/29/2016 11:45 PM
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Dan,
Is Super U the market for all groceries we'll need for two weeks or should we go to grand marche? Where is Super U?
Thanks

Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: TANDP] #92186
03/30/2016 06:36 AM
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Just after the traffic circle after Marigot, you will see the the McDonalds on the right, then Howell Center, (it's sort of like a big strip mall) also on the right. The Super U is in the Center as is a pharmacy and many other shops. We like to stop on the Dutch side for a few US brands, but Super U has everything you will need.


Dan
Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: TANDP] #92187
03/30/2016 08:17 AM
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If you are a long time visitor, Super U is where Match used to be. Super U doesn't carry many US brands, so those you might need to go to Grand Marche for. Otherwise, their prices are the best on island and they have a very nice selection. I don't know about cosmetics, suntan lotion, that type of thing, as I don't even look for that kind of thing on island.


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Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: Carol_Hill] #92188
03/30/2016 09:25 AM
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We were on island 2 weeks and we consumed one half gal plus one pint of Etna! So I can understand your craving McD's

Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: RonDon] #92189
03/30/2016 11:57 AM
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Rumor has it that Simply (_imply at night) in Hope Estates is going to become a Super U.

Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: sumbeach] #92190
03/30/2016 05:36 PM
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Thanks for a nice update. Lunch at Papagayo is very good - I also enjoy their flatbreads & onion rings.


"It's a magic kind of medicine, that no doctor could prescribe." JB
Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: sumbeach] #92191
03/31/2016 07:10 AM
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Correction. if you are coming from Marigot, the Super U is before the roundabout, not after, as I previously stated. Thanks Carol, I think you were the one that directed us to SU.


Dan
Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: sumbeach] #92192
03/31/2016 08:11 AM
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No problem, glad you liked it. I think the Super U had made several of the other grocery stores pay attention, as their pricing is so much better.


Carol Hill
Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: sumbeach] #92193
03/31/2016 03:19 PM
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Hey Dan and Katherine, thanks for the great reports. Wish we were on the island with you guys! Maybe next time. Jim & Laraine

Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: Jim_Laraine] #92194
03/31/2016 05:25 PM
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That will be so cool. There were a couple of empty stools today waiting for you...


Dan
Re: Trip Report, a few more days [Re: sumbeach] #92195
03/31/2016 06:27 PM
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Many thanks for the useful info, especially about the groceries!
We're headed down for a week starting this Saturday, two nights at Divi and then the rest at CO (our fifth visit) . <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Joy.gif" alt="" />


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