St. Marteen is certainly different from the other Caribbean countries I have visited Trinidad, Grenada and St. Lucia.
Besides having a nice airport it’s a beautiful island with a nice mix of flat land, mountains, beaches, lagoons and lakes.
The strong european influence is definately there. We all have heard I think the biggest one was driving in traffic heard ‘weed’ play continuously in the hook of a popular rap tune on regular St. Maarten radio!
Yup, St. Maarten is definately a more liberal place.
Oh and another thing, there seems to be traffic everywhere in St. Maarten. From noon to 2 am, there was bumper to bumper traffic everywhere. I guess the area we were moving around, has some large lakes and there is only one road you can take!
It definately makes for a some great scenery. I would love to be here with a DSLR camera, photographing the landscape with tonnes of yachts in the marina.
There are tonnes of yachts in the marina now.
In fact there are 280 entries to the Regatta some people sailed all the way from Spain! To be in this race. Those are just the contestants. In the there are yachts in all shapes and sizes. Tonnes of dingys to take people to and from their yachts.
One thing the Regatta’s boosts is a list of returning volunteers from all corners of the globe who come to St. Maarten every year just to work in to Regatta and for free!
And I do love the Regatta crew. I am talking about the people who give you a 6 pack of Heineken as part of the press pack!! They are organising a day for us to go out on the water and check out the racing…that should be exciting.
It was a good day we got some nice interviews and good footage. And it was back to the L’Esperance hotel (www.lesperancehotel.com)for a rest until the night life begins.
Corey Graham 2.0
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