(my I’m not impressed I’m waiting on the plane face! YES! I tweeted to AA!)
After waiting 40 mins after boarding on the plane for a light bulb, a trash can cover and a loose screw on the bathroom door, I was finally off to the runway, to wait an additional 20mins delaying my arrival time from 1:24pm to 2pm and cutting my only free day down even more, I arrived in the beautiful island of St. Lucia! One of my favorite spots I must say…..
Having visited quite a few times I have my share of acquaintances, thus there’s always pleasure to be realized here in between business because working in the Caribbean demands a night or two out when amongst friends. Every time I come to this island, coincidentally a friend of mine from a neighboring island is also en route to said location. Last time I caught up with a dear friend from Grenada and this time, it’s the energizer bunny from Trindad! It must be something in the blood of these island natives because the party never stops with them….
Anywho, I digress. When traveling to SLU, outside of the Caribbean, you will most likely land at the Hewwonnara Airport a good 1.5 to 2 hrs drive from the city centre of Castries (depending on which route you take). Should you decide to stay in the more nautiresque part of Soufrierre and gaze amongst one of the world’s gems in the form of the twin Pitons, this should only set you back about 1.5hrs or so.
Hold on and be sure to pack some items should you get car sick because a smooth ride is far from what you may experience. Lots of winds, turns and potentially the ride “over hills and valleys too” (did you catch my Buju verse?!) will leave you with quite an adventure depending on which route your driver chooses to take you. Road infrastructure aside, once you reach your destination, you’ll relish in the simplicity and beauty that is St. Lucia.
Wherever you stay you should certainly stop for the local bread as you head Into the heart of Lucia.
Experiencing the people and the locals is what I’m all about.
Gros Islet on a Friday night is sure to be a hot spot. Block party down de Fall ain’t got nothing on dis here street party. Rum and beer stations are set up with Mr. DJ broadcasting from a local bar to swarms of locals and tourists alike. Sorry Harbour Nights, but there is some upgrading that can be afforded here – nothing brings a crowd together like a lil music!!
Part 2 coming soon!
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