I was filming a delightfully mis-spelt sign at a petrol station while my husband was filling the car. A group of youths approached from the road and demanded money for photographing them - which I most certainly was not. Seemingly under the influence of substances they were very threatening and we had to pay and leave in a hurry. The only downside of otherwise friendly and hospitable people.
And is ridiculously expensive in my opinion ($2/braid...look at them, they're tiny -- I thought they would be long braids). I told her I didn't want more than 20, and she proceeded to do 33 without telling me until they were done. Also, she seemed to get increasingly frustrated as she braided my hair, growling about how thick my hair was (though I'd warned her) and talking in broken English to her friend, right in front of me, about me, as if I couldn't understand!
All I can say is -- and I am no wimp by any means -- I had to take these things out after 3 days due to constant headaches, inability to sleep, nausea, and just general pain. I'd gotten my entire head braided a few years ago in Jamaica (for $25 U.S.) and it didn't feel like this. This is disgusting, but almost two weeks later I have scabs on my head!
So it may have looked kind of cool, but not worth the money or listening to the complaining angry beach lady, and especially not worth the pain!
Do not under any circumstances go snorkling unless it is a guided tour through your ship or some tourist agency on the island. Our group went to a beach were one of the locals took us into the open water. There were 5 of us and he had three lifevests. He let us out in rough seas to snorkle, some of us were washed up against the coral reefs cuts from these are very painful and took months to heal.
We hav stopped at the Rex Halcyon Cove for the our last 2 trips to Antigua. On our first trip the...more
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