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Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: barryvabeach] #276338
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Originally Posted by barryvabeach
Great report and excellent photos - it gives us ideas for our next trip.


Thank you. I have enjoyed your reports as well. We were there the same time. laugh

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Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276342
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Loved every word of your descriptive report. Thank you so much!!!

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276351
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Loved your pictures and breezy attitude. Thanks for taking the time to write!


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Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: VGerfo] #276359
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Originally Posted by VGerfo
Loved every word of your descriptive report. Thank you so much!!!


Thanks! It's nice to write it all down and then read it later. Love re-living it all especially when it is 35 degrees and raining, as it is this morning. Blech!

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: jazzgal] #276360
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Originally Posted by jazzgal
Loved your pictures and breezy attitude. Thanks for taking the time to write!


Thanks! It was fun to write but then SXM is such a lovely place it was easy to stay positive. I think we are spoiled for life!!

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276366
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Thanks again for such a great report!

I have put the explanations for the abbreviations in the first report, for those not familiar with them.


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Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276376
02/24/2022 11:01 AM
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Thank you for sharing.

We print our trip reports and put them in a binder Iā€™m sequential order. We enjoy reading them to remember the trip in more detail than our memories could provide. As well as it gives us much needed remembrance of SXM when the next trip is far away.

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276381
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Great report & very thorough. BTW (by the way) I did see in your first report that you stated what your abbreviations meant šŸ˜. You mentioned that you spent several days at Bikini Beach in Orient. Do they charge for their chairs if you have lunch there?

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: gracie5] #276390
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gracie--I inserted the explanation of the abbreviations later, in the first report, after some people said they didn't know what they meant.


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Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: Carol_Hill] #276393
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Thanks again for such a great report!

I have put the explanations for the abbreviations in the first report, for those not familiar with them.

Thanks Carol laugh

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: gracie5] #276394
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Originally Posted by gracie5
Great report & very thorough. BTW (by the way) I did see in your first report that you stated what your abbreviations meant šŸ˜. You mentioned that you spent several days at Bikini Beach in Orient. Do they charge for their chairs if you have lunch there?

They do charge ($20 for 2 chairs and an umbrella with discounts for multiples and mix and match) but the cushions alone were worth it to me. Plush, soft, sink into cushions.

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: fabila] #276395
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Originally Posted by fabila
Thank you for sharing.

We print our trip reports and put them in a binder Iā€™m sequential order. We enjoy reading them to remember the trip in more detail than our memories could provide. As well as it gives us much needed remembrance of SXM when the next trip is far away.

Excellent idea!!

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276396
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No problem. Thanks again for such a great report!


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Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276406
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When you started out at Yellow Sub, Le Piment & Good Morning I couldn't stop reading. Thanks for this wonderful TR. Note to self: take more photos.


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Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276410
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Love the wine/meat/cheese selection at the stores in "France" seriously great pricing for stuff we cant get at home! Awesome photos.

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276434
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Thank you so much for your wonderful reports. Your style of writing is both engaging and captivating!

It sounds like a perfect holiday and one that hopefully can be repeated again, but without the mosquitos next time.


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Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276444
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What my wife (Fabila)forgot to tell you is that we "scrapbook" each vacation to go along with the daily journaling. This is a lay out of me and the guys going out on the Rhino riders!

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Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: FatCat04] #276452
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Thanks for the trip report!! We are headed down at the end of April for 10 days and staying in Orient Village. You made us all even more excited with the report!!!

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: Biturbo] #276488
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Originally Posted by Biturbo
When you started out at Yellow Sub, Le Piment & Good Morning I couldn't stop reading. Thanks for this wonderful TR. Note to self: take more photos.

They were all great!! laugh

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: erb923] #276490
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Originally Posted by erb923
Love the wine/meat/cheese selection at the stores in "France" seriously great pricing for stuff we cant get at home! Awesome photos.


I know. Husband and I joke that just going to a French grocery store is an adventure. I think we went to 5 on SXM. The locals must think we are nuts. :p

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Originally Posted by PrairieGirl
Thank you so much for your wonderful reports. Your style of writing is both engaging and captivating!

It sounds like a perfect holiday and one that hopefully can be repeated again, but without the mosquitos next time.


Thanks! Yes, we are counting down the days until we can return. So much more to do and see.

Re: A New Adventure, Trip Report 2/10-2/20 [Re: Colour1] #276492
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Originally Posted by Colour1
What my wife (Fabila)forgot to tell you is that we "scrapbook" each vacation to go along with the daily journaling. This is a lay out of me and the guys going out on the Rhino riders!


Oh nice!! I have always wanted to scrapbook. Such a lovely way to remember and then share a trip. I probably could considering we seem to hang on to all sorts of bits and bobs we get on our travels.

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Originally Posted by Beansbbq
Thanks for the trip report!! We are headed down at the end of April for 10 days and staying in Orient Village. You made us all even more excited with the report!!!


The La Place du Village is such a fantastic area. Really like so many French village squares we saw on our trip last Fall with the cafes/restaurant with outdoor seating all in the same safe walkable space. And the live music space is also pleasant. We really enjoyed it.

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Originally Posted by FatCat04
Originally Posted by Beansbbq
Thanks for the trip report!! We are headed down at the end of April for 10 days and staying in Orient Village. You made us all even more excited with the report!!!


The La Place du Village is such a fantastic area. Really like so many French village squares we saw on our trip last Fall with the cafes/restaurant with outdoor seating all in the same safe walkable space. And the live music space is also pleasant. We really enjoyed it.


We are dying to go to L'Atelier and you made it sound great. We haven't been to the island in over 13 years. Gonna be a little different this time.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to do a great detailed trip report. When we were there in Novmeber we had drinks at Yellow Sub several times. The food coming out of the kitchen looked tasty. I was wondering if you found it loud? The nights we were there the DJ and live music were both very loud. Not sure how you could carry on a conversation while enjoying your meal. We tried to take seats at the far end of the bar to be as far away as possible. We did enjoy the music just found it very loud. As we are staying in the village again we would like to have dinner there on occasion.

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Originally Posted by FatCat04
Originally Posted by Beansbbq
Thanks for the trip report!! We are headed down at the end of April for 10 days and staying in Orient Village. You made us all even more excited with the report!!!


The La Place du Village is such a fantastic area. Really like so many French village squares we saw on our trip last Fall with the cafes/restaurant with outdoor seating all in the same safe walkable space. And the live music space is also pleasant. We really enjoyed it.


We are dying to go to L'Atelier and you made it sound great. We haven't been to the island in over 13 years. Gonna be a little different this time.


The steaks were absolutely perfectly done and the atmosphere was romantic and cozy. A definite favorite. smile

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Originally Posted by pandpfromcanada
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a great detailed trip report. When we were there in Novmeber we had drinks at Yellow Sub several times. The food coming out of the kitchen looked tasty. I was wondering if you found it loud? The nights we were there the DJ and live music were both very loud. Not sure how you could carry on a conversation while enjoying your meal. We tried to take seats at the far end of the bar to be as far away as possible. We did enjoy the music just found it very loud. As we are staying in the village again we would like to have dinner there on occasion.


We were there on a "quiet" Thursday night (glad we went then because Saturday they had a shin dig planned and Sunday was the Super Bowl with tons of TVS all over the whole village and a huge party atmosphere from the way they were talking). There was a live DJ rocking some less frenetic electronic dance music, urban jazz, and some golden oldies. We like most music (except rap and some country) so we were okay though it was a touch loud but with a cranky, tired 4 year old, I was okay with that if for no other reason than she wouldn't annoy anyone.

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We've been doing it (Scrapbooking) for over 15 years. It's a lot of fun. Sadly so many scrap stores have closed. Creative memories company I think is now on line. Great albums and embellishments too! "Michaels" has card stock and knickknacks too!!But hey, we pick up all kinds of Tchotchke a long the way. (Fabila) is a lil shy to share her pages, but if you DM her, she might share with you some idea's!! She's the brains behind the pages, I'm the color coordinator and pression cutter!! LOL!! Have fun, thanks for sharing your trip report!!!

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