Saint Martin/Sint Maarten has a very different vibe than the Virgin Islands. It’s more….European. Most everyone is speaking French although bi-lingual/multi-lingual. People are more fashionably dressed here than the Virgin Islands – pasty colored, fanny pack-wearing cruise ship tourist and sunburned, wrinkly clothed, smelly cruisers aside, of course. I am not knocking the fashions of the Virgin Islands, it's just more cosmo here.
|Very civilized internet session|
And smoking. They have smoking here. Stylish, pretty people type smoking - not old grandma at the slot machine hacking type smoking. I was shocked at what little smoking we saw in the British Virgin Islands and even on the USVI side.
Scooters are back too. I even saw a few four wheelers. I know this is a popular mode of transport on St Barths Island as well. Most of the cars we have seen here are small. Very small. Even the trucks are small. Much like you would find in Europe.
|Olives - love the packaging - perfect for boats|
|First grab from the store - in a hurry. I can't wait to really dive into all the various cheeses|
And the FOOD. OMG - the Food! This will take it's own blog posting but I am in cheese paradise!!!!!