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Jul 25th, 2006, 06:50 AM
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I am so jealous! I love Willie Ts!
 
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Just an FYI I read elsewhere that due to licensing issues, jumping will no longer be allowed at the Willy T. No, I not making a joke. It says the "box" is now gone and although people may still take it upon themselves to try to jump, there will be no more T-shirts from the Willy T to condone it. Apparently there was a near drowning recently.
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anonxx,
You get to chose the next destination...if you do not respond soon...someone else can choose.

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Jul 27th, 2006, 12:37 PM
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Okay, it's been 3 days, so I will bite! Since we are still in the BVI's, lets get a cooler of food and a cooler of booze, our snorkel gear and hang out at Sandy Cay for the day.

My question:
Which islands are sometimes referred to as the "Spanish Virgin Islands"?
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Jul 27th, 2006, 01:06 PM
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Why, that would be Culebra and Vieques. And possibly the tiny little uninhabited island off the coast of PR whose name eludes me...

And while we're lingering in the area, what was the intended original European name for Puerto Rico? Due to a cartographical error, the island became known as Puerto Rico instead.
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Jul 29th, 2006, 07:02 AM
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Jul 29th, 2006, 07:23 AM
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ej,
If my high school history serves me well, I believe the island was originally named after John the Baptist - San Juan Bautista.

Sometime in the 1500's the Spanish occupiers started settling along a part of the northern shore in an area of a natural bay. That settlement was named Porto/Peurto Rico - rich port.

The names eventually got switched inadvertently and San Juan became the capital and Puerto Rico became the name of the island.
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Jul 29th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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You're absolutely right! Where will you take us now?
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Jul 30th, 2006, 02:47 PM
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Well Brett...this thread would be fun if we could get it going.

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Jul 30th, 2006, 06:47 PM
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o.k. o.k. I'm sorry I forgot to post some trivia.
Let's linger a while shall we?

What is the fourth largest Caribbean island?
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Jul 31st, 2006, 01:03 AM
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1.Cuba
2.Hispaniola
3.Jamaica
4. PUERTO RICO --- and staying right there, what 'sheepish' hotel would you
head to for off-the-beaten track luxury?
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Jul 31st, 2006, 06:14 AM
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Well, I for one would head over to the Horned Dorset Primavera near Rincon for some R&R. That place looks fab! Have you been there, Tiv?
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Jul 31st, 2006, 12:47 PM
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Yessssss, m'am. Have -- before they put the new villas in. All yours, ejcrowe.
Roll wid it, gyal...
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Jul 31st, 2006, 12:55 PM
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And would most definitely go again since the new villas and its PR may/may not have changed it and who goes there now. But the area's also great, small family fish restaurants, funky, laid-back ,lots of surf around Dec-Jan, with HDP a quirky and idiosyncratic luxe oasis -- the kind of place which even when full you still never see much of anyone around except at dinner.
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Jul 31st, 2006, 12:55 PM
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Hmmm. On what island(s) can you find the living descendants of the Carib indians, for whom the region is named?
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Jul 31st, 2006, 12:57 PM
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ahh, we just cross posted. Sounds like a nifty place. With a heavy pricetag, though. But the Rincon area looks pretty groovy to me.
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Let's go for the two-fer: DOMINICA
is where the last of the Caribs live.
HDP not a cheapo, but even worth it for a long 4 day weekend or midweek.

The NEXT question: What island was, best known for its exports of soft
pink sand and strong black men?
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Jul 31st, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Ah, a trick question -- just noticed the island(s). Dominica is main group; there's also a scattering of ethnic and 'mixed ethnic' Caribs in Trinidad,
St.Vincent, Saint Lucia and the islands/coast of Honduras (where they've intermarried with former Jamaicans and are called Garifuna)
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