Grenada – The Island of Spices

Grenada – The Island of Spices

So, almost two years after our southern Caribbean cruise, here is the post about the last island we visited – Grenada.

I knew almost next to nothing about the island but was very eager to visit it. Particularly I was very excited as Grenada is very close to South America – a continent which I have never been to but would like to visit. So visiting Grenada was like going closer and closer to South America.

The air in Grenada is different – it is filled with the smells of all kinds of spices which you can feel almost immediately after setting foot on the island. The heat and the smell of spices made the air feel very heavy.

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Martinique – a piece of Europe in the Caribbean

After visiting Antigua (which wasn’t what we were expecting), we were wondering what the next island on our Caribbean cruise will be like. Fortunately, we really liked Martinique and found that the island was a mixture of European style architecture, beautiful sand beaches and Caribbean culture.

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Mila’s birth story

Initially I never thought of sharing Mila’s birth story on the blog. However, I enjoy reading other blogger’s pregnancy updates and birth stories so I decided to share my experience with you.

Looking back and comparing my two deliveries – I can say that they were both very different. This second delivery was so much quicker and easier, and the pain was more tolerable (to my absolute surprise.

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A New Beginning

When in December 2015 I published this post, I conscientiously missed one more very important reason which is preventing me to post regularly on the blog. Out of superstition I decided not to share on my blog that I am pregnant and expecting my second child.

I love reading pregnancy posts that other women publish but me personally I was scared to announce that on the Internet before the pregnancy and childbirth was over and everything was ok.

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Books I read recently and books I want to read

One of the things i enjoy doing in my free time is reading books. I usually read on the train when traveling to and from work, and in the evenings after we put our daughter to bed.

I usually say that I don’t have enough time to read books, but the truth is that sometimes I don’t have the patience to read books. My attention span is very short, similar to my daughter’ss and especially when I am at home there are so many distractions – TV, iPad, social media etc.

So, here is what I read recently and want I would like to read next:

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2015 – A year in Retrospection

As a whole, 2015 was a good year for me although I didn’t travel as much as I wanted to. In total I visited 7 countries, 6 of which new. That’s a lot of new countries for me in a year and I doubt I will repeat that number any time soon. That’s thanks to our Caribbean Cruise, on which we visited 6 islands – Puerto Rico, Saint Thomas, Antigua, Martinique, Saint Lucia and Grenada.

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Fly Over Canada: A virtual adventure

Fly over Canada is one of the newest tourist attractions in Vancouver and offers a different way to see Canada from above.

Fly over Canada is a virtual, high technology, 4D flight over the territory of Canada, which shows the amazingly beautiful nature of Canada. Special effects like wind, rain, mist, scents and change in temperatures, combined with the movement of the seats, make this virtual experience extraordinarily realistic.

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Afternoon tea at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

My birthday and my husband’s birthday are respectively on October 10th and October 11th. Each year we celebrate on October 11th as we never celebrate birthdays in advance – only on the day or after it.

Last year we went to Grouse Mountain and had one of the scariest experiences ever. We made the mistake to take a 15 minutes open chair lift ride to the top with our daughter and we realized it is very dangerous for her.

So, this year, we decided to do something less nerve-racking for us and have afternoon tea at The Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Vancouver.

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Why I am not posting regularly?

I haven‘t posted on the blog for more than 3 months. There are a lot of reason for that. Reasons, not excuses.

I read somewhere that if you are a blogger you shouldn’t publish negative posts or complain about things or explain why you don’t publish. People obviously don’t want to read negative things.

But life is not always “perfect” and as this is my personal blog space I have the freedom to share my thoughts and reasons for not posting (positive or negative).

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A Beach Day in Saint Lucia

Usually, when I dream about visiting a new place, I try to be realistic in my dreams so there is a bigger chance of them coming true. The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia was one of these places, which I secretly dreamed to visit one day but I wasn’t sure if that was actually going to happen.

Surprisingly, that dream came through in 2015 – when I was researching the routes for our cruise, I chose one which included Saint Lucia.

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