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  1. Thread: San Juan Airport

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    Re: San Juan Airport

    I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may incriminate me...
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    Re: Semi Live TR: Phase One - Arrival

    "This feels like doing something and I need to do nothingÖ."

    That's an awesome line!!!

    Better late than never. Have a great time!!!
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    Re: Veuve Clicquot Saint-Barth Arrow Tins

    Our newest addition. The "cassette tape"???

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    Re: LíAtelier Joel Robuchon

    It seems like almost everyone (us included) chose the rooftop - it wasn't perfect, but we really liked it. Any reviews of the main dining area which is supposedly more "Robuchonesque"?
  5. Thread: Lorient

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    Re: Lorient

    In late Oct/Early November there were as many surfers as ever. We spent a few hours there one day and I was in the water a few times. So far, still 10 fingers and toes and no other issues have...
  6. Thread: San Juan Airport

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    Re: San Juan Airport

    They never ask us. We always did it because we usually go thru SXM so it is never an issue. The few times we went thru SJU we have done it as well and have not yet had a problem. But, you are 100%...
  7. Thread: San Juan Airport

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    Re: San Juan Airport

    On the way home over 2 hours s/b plenty of time at that time of the day. Our flight a couple of weeks ago was a little earlier (I think we arrived at SJU at 9:30). We were thru Customs/Immigration in...
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    Re: Bagatelle Reopens Tonight, 17 November

    And Le Ti opens 11/18

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  9. Re: Transfer money from US to pay private villa fees with the least fees?

    The Wise app seems to be set up mostly to send money from one currency to another and from one Country to another. IIRC For some reason sending money in the form of US$ to US$ had a higher fee than...
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    Re: Question About Traveling To SBH?

    I believe the testing requirement is now 3 days for return to the US for vaccinated travelers and 1 day for unvaccinated travelers regardless of whether you take an antigen or PCR test. They should...
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    Re: Le Toiny Beach Lunch

    Congrats!!!


    errr...on the anniversary, not the breather of course...:peace-sign1:
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    Re: Tamarin this evening

    We found the service at the beginning of the month to be slow due to inexperience. There were also a few things forgotten even though we reminded them a couple of times. Disappointing of course, but...
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    Re: Question About Traveling To SBH?

    as of today you need a negative test result to be allowed into the US.

    Effective November 8, 2021 at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT), before boarding a flight to the US from a foreign country, all air...
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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    It is apparently a small vineyard which, unlike yourself, I had never heard of. The sommelier recommended it and I can honestly say we both thought it was fantastic and the best bottle of champagne...
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    Re: Best rental agency?

    The only agency we used in the past was WIMCO and I found them to be very good both before and after coming to the Island. We didn't use the concierge service much but it was helpful when we did.
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    Sticky: Re: Non-island discussion posts regarding COVID

    I'm going to just post this here because I don't want to de-rail a thread or try and make some kind of statement other than just sharing my experience from my recent flight.

    So about 20 minutes...
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    Re: If anything can go wrong . . .

    Ugh, Sorry to hear Dennis. Hopefully today will end much better than yesterday for you!!!
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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    Yes, everyone was sitting outside
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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    Here is a bonus one. This is the wine they opened for GM at Papillion Ivre. I only had a sip but it was fantastic as well. Next to it is the red wine they chose for me that was also really good


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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    Yup. I took a pic. FYI - It was pricy for a white wine


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    Re: New Tamarin Feedback

    On Tamarin it was excellent in July and excellent last night. The menu was a little different but just as good and the setting is still just as magical. I will say the service had a couple of hiccups...
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    Re: Zion Issue No. 4 is out in print

    We picked ours up at the Airport this morning
  23. Thread: IMHO

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    Re: IMHO

    Sorry, but Iím usually pretty conservative with flight times and donít know the entire airport that well so not the best source. I can tell you that we could have been off the plane, through...
  24. Thread: IMHO

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    Re: IMHO

    So keep in mind our experience was much different than Eveís as we went right into the little Tradewind only customs/security area. For us as we walked to the customs/immigration agent our bags...
  25. Thread: IMHO

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    Re: IMHO

    just arrived at SJU from SBH and it is exactly as it has been in the past and exactly as you described. We have a few hours until our Jet Blue flight and went thru the entire customs/immigration area...
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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    Sorry. Brain fart. I meant the one by the old Hideaway (Zion) in St Jean across from where the sign for Gypsea now is. Thanks for catching that. I donít want to give bad info out
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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    let me ask GM as she remembers them better. My recollection the first was a pineapple dessert. A hard pineapple shell on the outside with pieces of fresh pineapple in a pineapple cream sauce on the...
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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    Our return to the US COVID tests.

    Last time we went to the Red Cross and thought that was fine. It was efficient and we were probably only there around 30 minutes. But it was very hot while...
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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    Monday night was our first time at Papillon Ivreí. It was fantastic. Great wines, incredible service and very good food. Definitely will be in our rotation. It was just a great experience. When you...
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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    So far everything has been awesome. I think only fair to point out the one bad experience we had. We tried to make reservations a few days in advance of their opening at LíIsola. We emailed thru...
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    Re: Is this a problem in SBH?

    Just show your CDC issued vaccination card at restos if asked, itís considered comparable. I think we were asked 2 or 3 times in 9 days (well 8 with one more to go tonight) so if you donít have it...
  32. Re: Credit card issue At gas station across from the airport

    So I was lucky enough to have a young lady on a scooter use her credit card to fill my tank for me in exchange for cash (I of course rounded the total up 6 or 7 euros as a thank you) Monday night and...
  33. Thread: Entrance Hassle

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    Re: Entrance Hassle

    Call and keep asking for supervisors, managers and direct them to the EHAS website. Sometimes the front line employees are just looking to “check boxes” and only have the info that is in front of...
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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    Sunday night was takeout from L’Isoletta. Lasagne and pizza and salad and then settled in to watch the Cowboys win.

    today GM had to work in the morning so I wandered aimlessly for a while, walked...
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    Re: What a difference a few hours makes...

    Saturday was a beach day at Gouverneur and an always incredible lunch at Santa Fe. I wonít go on more about my favorite lunch spot in the world because I think I posted some pics and a gushing review...
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