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Where have I been?

11 Jul

I have not written in a week now and I am here to get back on the bus so to speak. lol I am visiting my family here in the Virgin Islands (UK) a lovely archipelago 60 miles east of Puerto Rico in the Northeast Caribbean.

Boasting some of the most beautiful islands, finest sailing, snorkeling, diving anywhere on earth the British Virgin Islands is certainly the place to be. The capital Road Town on the island of Tortola is the business hub of this financial services centre.

Road Town, Tortola, BVI http://www.dexterpenn.com

I was born and grew up on the eastern end of Tortola and always find it quite lovely each time I visit. This certainly is an oasis and over the better part of a decade have dared to capture the beauty all around me in photographs. I spent most of my life on these islands but I still get chills every time I see the islands in the distance on final approach when flying back. Heaven awaits below the clouds on a beach in the BVI.

Savannah Bay, Virgin Gorda

In honour of my birthplace here is a photo montage I put together set to Giazotto’s Adagio in G minor. All photos courtesy www.dexterpenn.com AKA ME. lol Watch in HD it is stunning!

Cheers!

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BVI Bound

3 Jul

I am writing from the Departure Lounge of the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados. I am on my way to visit with my parents in Tortola. Sorry I have not posted anything new but I was quite busy moving and packing.

Today has been good so far. I am trying my luck with LIAT today. I hope it ends well. No industrial action and no major delays! 🙂

Caribbean experience…”Two White Girls Pon a Minibus”

29 Jun

My friend Sherry sent me the song for this funny video of these girls experiencing their first journey on a minibus in Jamaica in the 1980s. “Two Girls Pon a Minibus” is sort of like what would happen if Paris and Nicole went to Jamaica and rode public transport.

I remember my first time arriving in Trinidad for University and taking a Maxi taxi (minibus). Coming from  the Virgin Islands where most people have their one vehicles I was a bit culture shocked. Although I must say that the buses in Trinidad are not overloaded as they are in Jamaica and Barbados but the sometimes deafeningly loud music and fast driving are accurate. lol

I remember missing my stop and being totally lost but pretending I knew where I was walking confidently as not to attract any would-be robbers. I eventually found my way and developed a love hate relationship with maxis. Although not the most glamourous travel option in Trinidad these buses have a special priority bus route which allows you to arrive at your destination in a fraction of the time. Perfect for students late for class unless of course the driver decides to make a pit stop at KFC on his way down the road.

Trinidad Maxi-Taxi

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