Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Ten Day Blogging Challenge: Day 4
What has been your favourite trip?
Originally we were hoping to take a lot of trips when we were down here. I think we assumed that just because we were closer to places like Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, that flights would be cheaper. But with the exception of a couple of nearby islands, travel isn't very cheap at all. I've heard of people who have found good deals on flights or hotels, but generally island hopping isn't as inexpensive as we thought it would be, so neither of us travelled a great deal.
We were fortunate, however, in that my parents came to visit several months ago, and we hopped aboard a cruise that took us to Grenada, Bonaire, Aruba, and Puerto Rico. Of those islands, Bonaire was far and away my favourite trip. The beaches are beautiful, and the town we visited felt like someone had scooped up a little Dutch hamlet and dropped it off in the Caribbean. Charming little shops, lovely weather, and an easy-going atmosphere (I don't mean easy-going Dominica style, where you can be screamed at in the market place and they tell you to calm down mon; rather, it's a genuine, come-as-you-please kind of place) made it easily the best trip I've taken while down here.