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Posts Tagged ‘St. Thomas’

Go Confidently

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2013 at 2:05 am

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No words necessary……….

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When Breeze Met Liberty

In friends, traveling on February 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm

So most of you will probably remember my lovely friend Valeria who worked with me on the Liberty and then went on vacation a few months ago. Well she and her boyfriend are back and working on the Breeze right now, soon to be transferred to the Legend (which they really want me to join them on, but that’s another story). Luckily for us, the Breeze and the Liberty meet up at least once a week right now, so we get a chance to meet up. I got to hear about their vacation, and I got to tell them all of the fun tings that have been happening on the Liberty. It’s so amazing to get to meet up with friends in random places like St. Thomas or Miami. This time is was St. Thomas.

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Footprints

In Uncategorized on January 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I went on a fabulous excursion with my friend Davorka yesterday. Back to the Kon Tiki tour actually!! We had the best time. We took a cool picture of our feet!! Check it out!

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Kon Tiki Part 2

In adventure, beach, Carnival, Carnival Cruise Line on November 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Silly me, I totally forgot to put a few more photos in the first Kon Tiki post, so here’s a few extra for your enjoyment!

 

The Kon Tiki Boat!

Alex, the bartender/first mate/limbo champ who lives on a sailboat

Honeymoon Bay, Water Island. Apparently sometimes the locals put up a big screen in between those trees and project movies at night and enjoy drinks and food!!

Just another day in paradise!

 

I liked this tree

Matt and his dog Shady!!

 

“What kind of dog is she?” I asked…..
“She’s a coconut retriever” He said…

 

 

Kon Tiki: St. Thomas

In adventure, beach, Carnival, Carnival Cruise Line, Uncategorized on November 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I went on an adventure in St. Thomas last week!! It’s kind of a funny story because I got delayed in the ship and was supposed to meet my co-workers outside on the pier to go on a Kon Tiki Tour! So I was rushing and running around and made it outside finally (2 minutes before the Kon Tiki boat was supposed to leave)!! I found the Shore Excursion manager and he ushered me off with the tour operator, and I made it on the boat. Once I got on the boat, the captain introduced himself to me, and I met all the crew and I began to look for my friends. The Kon Tiki boats have two levels so I assumed they must be up on the top deck enjoying some sun. So up I went. No friends. Back downstairs I went. Still no friends. The ship left……and I was by myself with a boat full of strangers. I allowed myself a sulky moment and then decided to make friends with the tour operators, and random strangers. All of the tour guides were wonderful and I got to hear all of their life stories. St. Thomas is a US Virgin Island so it’s governed by all the same laws as the US, therefore, the tour operators were all American. It’s a very interesting dynamic over there, because it’s a Caribbean island, you expect things to move slowly, and be more relaxed, like a typical Caribbean island. Which they do; however there’s still the twist of it being an American island. It’s a very dynamic mix. The first mate was also the bartender, and limbo champion. He had a really interesting story, he’s an American who grew up on a sailboat with his family and they ended up settling in Tortuga, a British island. He was allowed to stay there as a dependant on his parent’s work visas and then when he was 18, he and his dad went on another sailing trip around the Caribbean. When they got back, because he was too old to be under their visas anymore, he couldn’t stay. He tried to get another visa, but as we all know, visas are a tricky business, and he ended up sailing over to St. Thomas, and living there. He even lives on his sailboat!! I love hearing other people’s stories, everyone has at least one and the more you travel, the more interesting ones you hear! Kon Tiki was great, they sail around with you in this little boat, with a Caribbean steel drum band playing the whole time. First you stop at a coral reef where they lower these neat glass bottomed viewing areas so you can see right into the ocean. They tell you all about the fish and coral that you can see, and then you head off to Honeymoon Bay and have an hour or so on the beach. One of the tour guides is dating the girl who works at the beach shack where you can get food and drinks and they have the sweetest dog that he brought out to play with us. They rescued her from Puerto Rico and she was so well trained and just gorgeous! After your hour at the beach, you head back to your ship and they do a big group dance and a limbo contest!! It was a lot of fun, and I made some new friends! Maybe next week I’ll go say hello again!!

The view of downtown St. Thomas from the Kon Tiki boat!

And of course, there’s my home!!

Breathtaking

The lovely beach we hung out at

My new best friends!

The Con Tiki boat!!