St. Kitts — Part IX: Miscellaneous

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These photos finish up my reporting on Bill’s and my February trip to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. If we had the opportunity to return, would we? Yes! The friendly residents of St. Kitts and the island provided entertainment, a variety of activities, beautiful sites, serenity, great food (including seafood) and a sense of safety.

To see the photos in slideshow view, click on one of the thumbnail photos.

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For “St. Kitts — Part I” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part II: Vervet Monkeys” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part III: Lobster” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part IV: Caribelle Batik at Romney Manor” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part V: Mr X’s Shiggidy Shack” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part VI: Brimstone Hill Fortress” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part VII: The Beach(es)” click here.
For “St. Kitts — Part VIII: Plant Life” click here.

(Click here to go to Louise Gunderson Shimon’s blog’s home page.)

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5 Responses to “St. Kitts — Part IX: Miscellaneous”

  1. Jeff Moore Says:

    I liked getting the tour! But the anole is my favorite pic. Must have been a weird life being a slave there. Are most of the people real poor?

  2. Marti Gunderson Carlson Says:

    Louise, I’m backlogged in reading your blog – but really enjoy all your articles and the great photos. Thanks tons.

  3. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    Marti, that’s fine. I’d rather have you spend your time on things that are more pressing, anyway. I know you’ve been saying you don’t have enough time to get other things done, so just put the blog on the back burner.

    • Marti Gunderson Carlson Says:

      We probably all want to have time for it all – pressing and not pressing things. That’s my goal.

  4. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    Jeff, by the standards of many in the United States, it would seem that most of the people on St. Kitts are poor in terms of money and possessions. One of our guides said that his wife works in a factory and makes about $138 a week, and that the “good” jobs pay about $15 or $20 per hour or more.

    However, the impression we got was that people seemed quite content. Their appearance seemed to say they didn’t think they were poor. Our main tour guide said that he usually doesn’t take a day off (or if he does, it is very rare) except for in August (or maybe it was September) when he takes a break for about three weeks. He said he needs to work when there is the opportunity.

    We never experienced anyone local doing or saying anything we felt was offensive.

    So, in essence, it seemed like their lives were rich, even if they might not have had an obvious huge excess of money.

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