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.
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.
The island of Antigua is famous with its 365 beaches – one for each day of the year. I am not sure if that is in fact true, but all beaches on Antigua are open to the public.
The idea of Antigua in my mind was of a paradise-like exotic island. We wanted to see more of the island and decided to do a tour which also includes visiting a beach. On our arrival at St. John we were surrounded by local tour guides offering to take us pretty much whereever we want on the island. The prices most of them offered for a three hours tour of the western part of the island was $25 per person.
In my dreams I have always imagined that I live on an exotic island with tropical beaches, palm trees, and white sand, and where the water is clear blue and every day is a sunny day. These islands are not only in my dreams, they do exist in reality – for example the islands in French Polynesia and the Caribbean, the Hawaiian island, the Seychelles and the Maldives.