Netherlands Antilles Local Customs

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Netherlands Antilles Local Customs

  • Get Blown Away at the Sunset Bar - Sint...

    Check schedules for departures of the big planes. KLM. Air France and? Go to the Sunset Bar at Beaco Hill at departure time. When you see the big jet headed towards the water, run to the fence and hang on! As the jet turns on the ramp for its take-off you will get blasted with warm gritty air. Be careful. Glasses and cameras are likely to be blown...

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  • Don't even try to speak dutch...

    Don't even try to speak dutch or english. It's no use. Try spanish instead. Most of the people here do learn to speak Dutch, because The Netherlands Antilles used to be a colony of The Netherlands (This is also why lots of citynames are Dutch). Now the Antilles have their own government, but the Dutch government still has a lot of influence. Also...

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  • Luxury Items Galore!

    St. Martin is a duty-free port. Cruise ships dock here so that its passengers can stock up on jewelry, perfumes, cigars and designer goods. The savings on luxury items is amazing. For example, if you purchase a Cartier watch you can save between 15 and 20% off the price you would pay in the states. Crystal too bears a 20-30% off savings.

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  • My only advice is to be alert...

    My only advice is to be alert and observant as to local culture. If you aren't sure about something, ask. Most of the vendors you encounter, especially on the street, are more than happy to bargain with you on prices. This is a picture of one of the side streets just off the main beach at Phillipsburg, on the Dutch side.

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  • 'The Sign of Jonah' by Boeli...

    'The Sign of Jonah' by Boeli van LeeuwenISBN: 1877946621 Rich with symbolism and filled with historical and philosophical references, van Leeuwen's short novel uses the fluidity of dream and fable in an attempt to jury-rig an accommodation between the Old (European) and the New (colonial) worlds. Told by an elderly curmudgeon known as ''the...

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  • Take a visit to one of the old...

    Take a visit to one of the old Landhuizen. There are several of them on the island. MORE PICS IN THE TRAVELOGUE

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  • Don't stare and take pictures...

    Don't stare and take pictures of the nudes on the beaches. As you may guess- this is considered very rude. Many of the beaches are topless and those with nudes are very discreet-usually at the far end away from other bathers. Some tourists are realy gawky- as if they have never seen someone nude before. We were on a snorkeling trip and one woman...

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  • Unique cultural feature: they...

    Unique cultural feature: they are happy people. I have never seen so many friendly and happy people. Even the registration plate states 'St Martin - The Friendly Island'Tip the taxi driver if he offers to take you on a little tour of the passing town on your way to the hotel. Tip the vallet parking attendants.Say 'Bonjour' back when greeted on the...

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