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Dec. 23, 6:00pm pacific time, Left Redmond, Dec.24, 10:00am Atlantic time arrived San Juan P.R. Spent the day wandering around in "Old San Juan" eating and drinking mojitos, took the free trolley up to the forts. 6:00pm headed back to the airport to catch the flight to BGI Dec.24, 10:45pm atlantic time landed in BGI. Cab Ride to CM was $20.00 U.S., Again confirm if the cabbie is quoting U.S. or BDS.
Checked into the Coral mist and everything was just as I had requested.(See Hotel review) Groceries, Rum & Banks.
Christmas Day on the Beach at CM was incredible, Sat on the Beach and drank too much Rum and too many Beers. Cavorted in the water and got Burned by the Sun. I'm telling you hanging out on the beach is tough work, I had to put on sunglasses, apply lotion, swim, drink, repeat...
Back to the room for a brief nap and shower and to get dressed for the Coral Mist Christmas dinner and show. What a great time Good food, Dancers, Limbo, DJ, Rum punch and all the trimmings.
I saw T shirt in a store with the print,
"What happens on the Island Stays on the Island"
The next couple of days were unwinding days, more beach work, Sunset photos, recovery, and a trip to the Big B, The supermarket is easy to walk to and they have all of the necessities, Pancake mix, syrup, great fresh eggs, cold cuts, cheeses, peanut butter, rum & beer. So you know the conversion rate at Big B is $1.98 BDS to $1.00 U.S.
For something a little different take the Big B supper shuttle back to the Hotel and you might just get a free mini tour of town.
Friday Dec. 28, We went to Oistin's (temporary site)for dinner had a great time and good food I had some chicken, macaroni pie, coleslaw and she had flying fish, sweet potato mash and slaw. I don't remember the name of the stand but our cabbie, Ricky, escorted us in and got us a nice table and we didn't have to wait in line to order, the server came to the table took the order and delivered our food. The same cabbie picked us up a couple of hours later. Thanks Ricky! So you know, most of the cabbies don't expect payment until the return trip, if you ask them to wait or pick you up. I'm Sorry I don't recall the cost of the Oistins trip. Overall we found the cab's to be very reasonable and made the decision not to rent a car based on that conclusion and the fact that they drive on the other side of the road.
Saturday was another beach work day. Ordered take out from the restaurant at CM and ate in our room.
Sunday started out with "liquid sunshine so we called Victor our favorite cabbie to take us out on a Hotel Tour. We looked at Coral Sands, Bouganvilla, Little Arches and a couple of other less memorable hotels. Several factors including, "What happens on the Island Stays on the Island" entered in to our decision to move to...