The long way home

sunset at dennis beach

As the time to go back approached, we realised more and more what an amazing experience this was, and how lucky we were to spend some time in paradise. We started talking about it one evening – about how we didn’t want to go back to our real lives, and we joked about how we […]

A night at Concordia

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Our next to last night on St John was spent at Concordia, Maho’s sister property on the east end of the island. The resort is made up of eco-tents, connected by elevated boardwalks (made of recycled newspaper! how cool is that): The tents are definitely a step up from Maho in luxury… … but also in […]

Exploring the island

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The last few days of our stay in St John we had access to a car! The reason why i got so excited about this is simply because the campsite is quite isolated – located on the top of a hill and at the end of a pretty bad road, we need to rely on […]

Hurricane Isaac

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Reading my Lonely Planet guide before coming down here, i found out that August is peak hurricane season around here. The weather has been pretty good though – sometimes it rains at night and in the early morning, but it’s otherwise sunny, and of course very warm and humid. All that until a few days ago, […]

Sailing!

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Last Saturday we went sailing with a few friends from work! Our captain was such a character – he paints his toenails blue, wears an earring shaped like a pirate sword and tells the craziest stories. His boat is called Windsong, and we sailed it all the way – didn’t turn on the engine once. […]

(Not particularly wild) wildlife….

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I’ve mentioned the frequent visits we get in our tent from the animal kingdom – lots of bugs but mainly lizards. They are such funny little things! For example, this little guy likes to pop his head in from time to time to see what’s happening: What they usually do is hunt bugs (which i’m […]

America Hill

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Since we usually work mornings, we try to go on hikes after work. The Virgin Islands national park, which covers most of the island of St John, is full of lovely trails, most of them not too long or too intense – an average trail around here takes about a couple of hours. Some of […]

A small taste of the island

Maho boardwalk

Hey everyone! First update from the tropics today – everything is slightly primitive here (in a good way!) so going online is very difficult business… also, there is so much to do and to see that I really haven’t had any time to sit down and write what it’s like…. After a very long trip, I […]