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  1. Re: Eden Rock Update From Le News and ER

    What a view ER had over the water at night! (Made up for the mediocre sushi ... sorry but it really wasn't their best dish!).

    Now from the above, it seems ER are trying for a very appropriate...
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    Re: It's a yacht

    How naff, dated, and humble the new yacht makes all others appear. And indeed the very island itself is exposed as a shabby little place, next to that gleaming triumph of design. Kudos!
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    Re: It's a yacht

    How very.
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    Re: First visit - couple of questions

    Hi Flyer
    More tips:
    VIP now less important since transfer processes smoothed out. Car not scooter; drive round the whole island for perspective (not just shops, St Jean, champagne). Dive shop in...
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    Re: Maybe better to say nothing

    ņ chacun son goŻt eh?

    I am very happy when people don't like StB actually. That way fewer people, and more less-annoying types, visit the place.
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    Re: rental car liability insurance

    The one time I had a tiny mishap on StB (allegedly driving the wrong direction before head-on colliding with a moped), I had relied on my own insurance company and credit card. So I spent hours on...
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    Re: Winter is leaving

    Lovely, like a good old-fashioned Christmas. Any Frosty the Saltman sightings this year?
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    Re: CNN: St. Barts is back with a bang

    Ugh, more good press, which will bring more tourists!

    Now that I travel to the island, can't all these arrivistes leave us insiders alone in our private paradise?
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    Re: NY Times article

    Cheers Andy.

    A very nice article which hopefully no one will read and so decide to visit St Barth.
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    Re: NY Times article

    Hi - |Would like to read that. Could you post it? Needs subscription....
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    Re: Swimming at Lorient

    Ah... like spontaneous combustion, or an American wearing long trousers to dinner. I understand now, thanks cec1!
  12. Re: Tipping for an excellent and hands on villa manager?

    Thanks all, especially for the specifics. Going forward, starting this very trip, I'll deploy a multi-pronged attack of money and smiles.
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    Re: jazz fest schedule

    Merci beaucoup elgreaux! (Je vais faire des rťservations tout de suite!)
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    Re: 2019 Events Calander

    Thanks Kevins.
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    Re: do you feel lucky?

    "I hope this hasn't put you off of flying. Statistically speaking, it's still the safest way to travel." -- Superman Returns.
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    Re: 2019 Events Calander

    Does anyone have any more recent information on the Jazz festival performance venues and dates?
  17. Re: Tipping for an excellent and hands on villa manager?

    Good grief! We are meant to tip the agency person who opens/shows us the villa, like in a hotel? I must be €250 in arrears by now!

    Is this rule only for tipping-in-the-DNA-Americans? or do...
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    Re: The HAPPY THREAD!

    Dress for Bagatelle excitement, or stay sandy & salty for JoJo Burger relaxation?
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    Re: Swimming at Lorient

    Exactement, Cassidain. The bit about no fear of humans is correct -- they trail after us a few meters away looking vaguely demandingly at us -- just like our dog looks at us at dinner time (= our...
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    Re: Itís a long way down

    I haven't been since college...are the people at SJU less proficient at smile-dousing rudeness than those at ANU? (Certainly the masters of the art being the SXMers.) If the SJUers are still only...
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    Re: Itís a long way down

    The important lesson here? Do not leave St Barth. Ever. Problems solved!

    But if you must, going ANU/Tradewinds is really another level of comfort. Not perfect, but an improvement.
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    Re: Swimming at Lorient

    Lorient swimming is intersting as fishermen clean their catch into the shallows (towards the right side, facing the sea), which attracts many large barracuda into 12-inch deep water -- just where you...
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    Re: Visas NOT required

    St. Barxit?
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    Re: Mason Jar Etiquette

    Tim

    We've seen you once or twice in the past pedalling in front of our car, with a mixture of admiration and annoyance (difficult to blithely swerve on these narrow roads, trying to both...
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    Re: LilíRock

    Looks kind of around that area. Very welcome addition!

    I only hope that this new place is a bit unposh & unpolished, a bit risky, a bit provocative and rebellious, like Tom Beach was long ago. ...
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    Re: Backup Plan

    Horrid to be forced to stay in the islands.

    Reminds me of that warm summer when the Icelandic volcano ash disrupted all flights. Nightmare: forced to catch a train over the Italian mountains to...
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    Re: type of car to rent based on terrain?

    We don't go for 4wd any longer. We figure if we stuck somewhere we'll be forced to remain there, miss our departure flight, drop out of life completely to endure the living hell of just drinking...
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    Re: type of car to rent based on terrain?

    Never heard of Welcome Cars sorry jbm. Hired a Jeep Wrangler one year and found it awkwardly large and overkill, and the Defender even moreso. Mini cabriolet is just fine in 2wd everywhere on the...
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    Re: St Barts = French Riviera

    Thanks Izzy. But no, everyone, I am not the ghost of dismembered and burnt Charles Silver doomed to forever haunt the French Antilles.

    P.S. Izzy, the Miles Davis and Byrd Moore clips were a...
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    Re: Sunbathing, redux

    Very helpful thanks Thomasj -- always nice to be well informed when disrobing.
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    Re: St Barts = French Riviera

    And thatís about it.

    We spend a lot of time (and money) traveling over the Atlantic to St Barth instead of making the far quicker (and cheaper) journey to the French Riviera, having been very...
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    Re: Nearby islands?

    How long does it take for a speed boat/cigarette boat St Barth to St Martin? Anyone done that?
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    Re: Sunbathing, redux

    And thanks Kevins for the handy guide. I wonder whether the current vibe trends less or more optional. And I suppose that remains to be seen, like much else.
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    Re: Sunbathing, redux

    On Pelican Beach you say.... Well it is a shame they flew away. Maybe one day when the conditions are just right they'll be back.
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    Sunbathing, redux

    So, on what to wear (or not), whilst sunning in St Barth. What are the rules, where and when?
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