St. Kitts and Brimstone Hill Fortress: Market Friday

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies: Brimstone Hill Fortress is a very well preserved fortress that has a commanding view of the entire island of St. Kitts. It was built by African slave labor to the very specific standards of the British military to protect the coastline from any attack by sea. the coastline from a sea attack and to provide a safe refuge for the is. The struggle was real. St. Kitts was the first West Indian Island to be colonized by Europeans, both the French and British. There were continuous battles between them as they struggled for dominance, partly for control of the sugar plantations. In 1690, the British installed a canon to drive out the French. Soon, they got more.

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I love history and different cultures, so this was just perfect. There is free parking that comes with your $15.00 entry fee. Two years before, it was $10.00. That is a pretty big hike and I expect we will see even more price increases. The parking lot is at the bottom of a hill and to get to the main fort, you have to climb up a fairly steep (read 800 feet up) hill. I will say that some people were meeting a personal challenge that day. Brimstone Hill Fort was started in 1690 and took about 100 years to build this fort, using slave labor from Africa. There is a film that goes over the entire history of the fort, running all day. I have been here before, so I wandered around, trying to imagine what it would have been like to live at the fort, being in the compound, having a store right there and all the essential items.Far and away from everything I knew and loved, thrust upon a small island. The views were spectacular and there were many ruins around the fort that we wandered through. One can never get enough.

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I have to be honest. I am sure these kind of stairs are great when there are crowds, but, walking up them is awkward! The spacing is so very wrong, for an individual, but, as I said, for crowds, it makes sense to have a larger footprint for a step, so it is more comfortable to stand in a line on a hill. Plus, can you imagine how taxing that would be to climb them?

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The fort and property are defined by the boundaries at the base of the hill. It was hard to focus on all of the minor details when these clouds were hanging down on top of the mountains, just begging me to include them in the photos. They are pretty hard to ignore, but, I don't wasn't to miss the small little details swirling around in my head. This is such a great example of European military engineering that dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries. UNESCO uses the term military engineering in a Caribbean context.

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This is the Citadel, home to the Fort George Museum. You can access the Citadel by climbing a small ramp up from the visitors center, you can also see more cannons facing the sea as well as the mountains. It looks serious!!

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Areas that can be toured on Brimstone Hill include the imposing Fort George Citadel (which includes the Fort George Museum), the Western Place of Arms and the Eastern Place of Arms, all accessed via a steep walk up from the main parking area via a set of ramps and steps. Other areas include the Magazine Bastion, whose walls were breached by the French in 1782, ruins of the Royal Engineers' Quarters, ruins of the Artillery Officers' Quarters, Infantry Officers' Quarters, and the Orillon Bastion. The ruins of the barracks are a short walk from the car parking area.source

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The soldiers' living quarters at the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park.

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The is the bakehouse for the fort. This bakehouse produced the bread that was part of each soldier's daily ration allowance. The bread was made from imported flour, then was baked in the wood-fired ovens to the left of the divided wall.

In the morning, each soldier was served breakfast, and dinner was provided at mid-day. This is a list of rations for the typical British soldier in the early 1800s:

1lb of flour (this was made into bread)
1 lb fresh beef or 9 oz. of pork
7 oz of butter
3/7 pint of pease (These were peas!)
1 1/7 oz of rice

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The fort is the earliest surviving example of the “Polygonal System” of fortress design. Unlike previous forts. polygonal forts had no bastions, which had proved to be vulnerable. This was considered unpenetrable, until the French did exactly that.

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Caribbean culture, like its African roots, showed reverence to its elderly. It has been changing over the last while, with the influence of technology and mobility, fewer people are live by this standard anymore. It is a shame to me. Do you instill these values in young people you know or are related to? Life has gotten rough, sort of like these jagged rocks. A view from the top.

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The peaceful allure of Brimstone. It is hard to believe that the building commenced in 1690 and carried on for 100 years until it was completed.

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I know you won't forget to ring the Tower Bell !! It can be found near the flagpole with the St. Kitts & Nevis flag! It is thought that the bell was used to alert you to day-to-day activities like changing of guards and meal times. That makes perfect sense to me.

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The principal structures which are situated on different levels of the upper third of the hill were constructed in dressed stone blocks with a rubble core, and they are also decorated with local limestone which is used as a decoration for quoins and for facing round doorways and embrasures. souirce

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Stone walls of volcanic rock were fashioned and laid by African slaves using limestone from the slopes as a mortar. This was for the Brimstone Hill Fortress designed by British engineers to protect their interest against the French who despite having signed a Treaty of Partition in 1627 dividing St Kitts, mounted guns against the British in July 1689 capturing not just Fort Charles which had been designated neutral territory but the entire island. Then after reinforcement troops arrived from Britain and St Kitts was once again regained from the French, construction of the fortress with 800ft walls started in 1690 and took over 100 years to complete. Brimstone Hill Fortress is now a national park, and one of the top tourist attraction on St Kitts. source

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As always, there must be flowers to color my world. #alwaysaflower Somehow, it seems so much sweeter when it is a lovely hibiscus.

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Oh, wait! There is far more to St. Kitts than this! It is a small 23-mile long island, but, packed with pleasure! Wave goodbye to St. Kitts and Nevis, a two-island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is a fertile, mountainous little island, but, the people are kind and generous and you always feel welcome. We'll be back sometime soon!





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St. Kitts was the first West Indian Island to be colonized by Europeans, both the French and British.

aka... The official start of the "Whitey's holding us down" 🤣

Such a humiliating part of history. I wasn't brought up that way, so I just don't understand it.

That is pretty interesting that it took 100 years to complete the fort. Especially given the fact that they weren't doing any of the work themselves. I would have expected them to move things along a big quicker. Awesome shots. This looks like a really beautiful place. I've never been anywhere tropical besides Florida. I hope to get a chance some day.

I didn't answer your other inquiry. The construction of the Brimstone Hill Fortress began in 1690 and it continued intermittently for just over 100 years until completion.

I had thought it was continuous, but apparently not. It was hard to find anything other than it was 100 years in the making. But, I didn't look too hard after I saw that a dozen times. :)

Maybe they had to stop in between attacks and battles...

You know what? I never even thought about that, but it makes a lot of sense!

Once you do tropical, Florida won't do it for you. The people are so incredibly nice, do everything to make your visit nice, the food is pretty incredible with exotic tastes, amazing rainforests, the mountains that you get up to touch the clouds.

Just do it, Jay! When the time is right, of course. You will never regret it!

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Twist my arm why don't you?!

:) I can do that.

Thank you for taking the time to drop the link! Much appreciated! Good morning from here and I hope you have a lovely day. It has started to flurry, but after being almost 70 for over a week, I am pretty sure it will do nothing. :) But, it looks pretty coming down... Oh. I see you went to look at houses too. My favorite post to do! :)

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With such beautiful countryside HOW COULD THEY STILL FIGHT????!!!! I don't understand it. So - so beautiful.
"I love history and different cultures..." me too! And now I have more understanding of why I enjoy your writing so much. Even in my foodie posts I have a short history lesson. Don't you want to know where things started? Even a simply meal

Yes!!! I do. I want to know everything about it. Most people don't, I am pretty sure. If only I could buy more time so that I could read more and more! And then, maybe a little more. I still give up sleep to satisfy that craving, but, when I get too tired, I let it go a bit.

I do love the island filled with rainforests, mountains, and sea -there are only 23 miles to the country. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words!

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It sounds like a special place

Ahhh, heat and cannons. Looks like a great trip. Haven't seen the grass here in 2 months! Have enjoyed the snow, but ready for spring. Another month or two I guess.

I feel for you, I honestly do. I love snow, but, it needs to go away after mid-January. I see my grass all winter usually, but, we do get an occasional spot of white.

Heat and cannons. Your favorite for the moment, yes? I hope that you have gotten some good use out of your snow equipment this year. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words.

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Agree, I enjoy the snow too, but ready for it to be done now. A month shorter season would be just fine. Cannons are always on my fav list! The snow equipment has done ok, but I'm thinking will invest in the larger ATV size snow blower next year. Couldn't find one in time for this year so used the plow, but on those big dumps or multiple snows in a week, we start running out of places to push it to. The larger blower would spread it much farther into the yard/woods without having the 6ft piles all over.

The yard will take forever to melt. I went to school in New Hapshire for a year. We went swinningi the reservoir with the snow piles all around us. Lol

Now that would take some getting used to. Swimming and snowball fights hahaha.

We were teenagers! It was hot, so it was probably in the 70s! Lol

Today it will be 70 and I might wear shorts if I run. Ha!

no signs of jack sparrow ? ;) looks like a great place to visit

You just missed him! He is a slippery character. :))

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How well that green mountain combines with the blue of the sky and the sea. This is one of the best"legacies" battles of conquest left us: the fortresses they built. They are really impressive in terms of their imposing structure and their always perfect location (of course). I assume that the size of those footsteps was conditioned by the type of transportation means and military equipment tools they used at that time. Excellent post as usual !

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I thought it might be, but, also the stairs would be too steep. But, I bow down to your answer as it makes sense.

All over the world, the fortresses are amazing structures! The Asian ones are probably some of the most amazing to me, always on the top of a peak that seems impossible to get to! They are always impressive, those imposing structures!

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Once again the French and the English have not been friends, although they are as close as neighbors can be. The fortress is impressive, I feel it very heavy when I look at the stone from which it was built. Unfortunately, any such construction sends one thinking of hard fighting and much suffering. Otherwise, the view of the sea is wonderful. Thank you, Denise, for taking us on a walk and history!
I did a post in another community and also tried hosting for #marketfriday. I still don't have any feedback from anyone if I pushed it somehow. This is it: People say this isn't a garden, it's a little yard!

I thought the post was delightful! My notifications are terrible. I need to go through my follows which I haven't done since I started. No wonder! I hardly ever get notifications (that I see) from you, but, that is something I need to work on this week.

Are the French and English heads of the country ever political friends? I'm not sure anymore! It is true with the construction and the fighting, but, I am so impressed with the process and how it was done. Forced labor is disgusting, but, in my defense, it had nothing to do with me. I am always sorry to hear about it.

Thank you for taking the time to read it and leave such a wonderful comment. Thanks for dropping the link! Have a nice weekend ahead!

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I think there should be two simple rules. All posts made in the community should be easy to find. That's why I didn't put the link so far. When you post from a community other than #marketfriday, you have to put the link, otherwise, you are not seen.
Apart from those two possibilities, you can also check the tag, if you want or if you have time.

Ha, ha... France and England; France and Germany; Greece and Turkey; Poland and Russia; Romania and Russia; Hungary and Romania, some of the countries that "love" each other a lot. This is Europe!

It truly is!

You know what? Not all of the posts come up. If I am in peakd, I don't get ecency posts. Don't ask me why. They don't come up, I have to go look for them

Understand. I hadn't thought of that.

Thats a serious hike from the car park up tot he fort but from your photos clearly worth the hike to see and experience this place and the amazing views, Love all the details of the construction of the fort

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It wouldn't be anything for you either as you are a walker. The only ones that had a problem were very sedentary, but, they were pretty tenacious and I didn't see anyone left behind. There were no big lines, so I could see clearly who was and wasn't making progress.

The fort was pretty cool and I actually hope to go back another time. Three times is never enough!

I would love to visit there sometime I love old forts and fortresses

Just wow, the place was so beautiful and I could from the overlooking view towards the sea. I was amazed at how it was even though you said the stairs were very wrong. It was obviously built a long time ago, I was amazed at how it was preserved until now. Also, even in the baking you're well informed.

Hello there pretty.

Hello, handsome guy! Thanks for stopping by!! So good to see you and yes! That was an amazing place and all that history swirling around you.

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This is so fantastic! I love old stone forts. Just love them. There are a few in the nearby old "Harbour defence system" that I like to visit, just cause they're awesome. I need to find some more that aren't too far away for day trips.

I do like how those steps are built; it must have made going up them easier alone a gradient than multiple steps.

I could say I don't know of these Forts over there that you speak of! Now, of course oh, I am going to have to look them up because any Fort is worth a look-see!! Thanks for that! I love Forts too. They are so cool. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico has a pretty amazing one too... a lot of the islands do.

The steps are more practical than not, but a little awkward when walking up. :) Thank you for the visit!

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We visited a citadel in Nova Scotia...well, many years ago. I'm not a history buff but it's just so much more interesting when you can actually BE IN IT.
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It really is, isn't it? It truly brings history alive when you can be a part of it! Thank you so much for being a participant in the challenge and for dropping your link!

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Oh, this fortress is absolutely stunning! The mountain view and the sea view are both breathtaking, and refreshing.

There is also one fortress back in the Philippines, the Corregidor Island, which I would like to be able to visit someday soon with my kids.

It is a national shrine commemorating the battle fought there by U.S. and Filipino forces against overwhelming numbers of Japanese during World War II.

Anyway, my #marketfriday contribution after a very long time is from the Abu Dhabi Fish Market when we went there to buy some fresh seafood for Christmas Eve.

Splendid! That sounds like fun! I can hardly wait! Abu Dhabi Fish Market! Let's go!

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At least there's free parking.
The last cannon shot like it blew a hole in the cloud.
Here i am accidentally finding out Disney is trying to make money from the Chinese festival too.

Noooo! Not Disney! :) Old Walt Disney would be turning in his grave!

At least there is free parking! Now, that is true. I have to remember when to be grateful, yes? On to the festival! I hope you had a great time!

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Damn I would have hated to have been one of them Africa slaves I am sure many of them would have died in the process of building that fortress great bit of history always nice to know what's gone on around the world. Would be a great view to build a house up there though 😁

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No kidding! History was not kind to them. I have to wonder why? What made any of them dream that up? :(

It is an amazing view from up there! Thank you for stopping by, reading the post, the dropping your link! You are awesome!

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Thank you @dswigle always a pleasure to read your blogs 😊

Hey, @dswigle, my market Friday post for this week is on a market I visited in a different state. I hope you'll enjoy reading and scrolling through the pictures. Happy Weekend. ❤️

Thank you so much for stopping in and leaving your link. I am sure that I will love it and you take wonderful pictures, so I know that will be great!

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it is a very powerful building. no wonder it took so long to build it. figurines of soldiers are funny. probably the staff did not have a hairdresser 😁 Were the soldiers fed only twice a day? 😮 great hibiscus photo! hands with an earth atlas is a very very effective idea. no wonder it's hard to find the owner 😃 you already saw my post but i will still link to it according to the rules #MarketFriday

I make you do it so I can tip you again! I'm kidding. It makes you easier for people to find. The figurines were pretty funny looking, probably from only eating twice a day! :) I loved the "world map" and I would love to give credit. I loved your post! :)

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Ancient monuments here. Memories indeed will never wipe away. I hope the people of this history will always love to share their story with the world. Thanks for bringing us these beauties @dswigle.

My pleasure, Sam. I think history should be remembered. We are doomed to repeat it if we don't. The buildings are quite amazing to see in person and the view is beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your words and your link behind.

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How hard it must have been for the African slaves to build this amazingly big complex come fort over a span of 100 years. Not only were they taken from their country worked and so badly treated.

The Caribbean is such a wonderful tourist destination and one that we are yet to visit in the future now that covid is slowly going away, at least I hope this is the case.

Thanks for taking me along on your tour, I felt it walking up those steps too! I much prefer to walk up a slope than stairs anyway.

I couldn't agree with you more. I am at a loss as to what would make one human even think they have control over another. How? Why? WTH? Women should have ruled the world. We would have used mother rules. :)

It is a huge tourist destination, mostly because of the weather, and then, you realize the rich history they have, at the same time, very bloody history with fights for control. Again... the control. :(

Today, most live in relative peace. I hope you get to go someday, I don't think you will be disappointed.

I already got your post. It came up on a search. LOL

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Hopefully, I am not late for #marketfriday, it is still 4pm in Honolulu, Hawaii ;) Here is my entry- Market Friday goes to Window shopping at 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City🌝

Haha@@ That is too funny! Of course, you aren't!!! It is still Friday in Queens too!!!! :))

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Too bad they didn't have video cameras for all those battles.

It's pretty amazing how such a beautiful place can be full of so much turmoil and strife.

What an amazing adventure and vacation thank you very much for sharing.

This island was still beautiful, it was the Brits and French jockeying for position that made the strife and turmoil.

It was a very amazing adventure and I had a really great time when I went. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words.

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Absolutely you have an amazing day.

Thank you so very much for such a detailed post that got me interested in checking it out.

You are welcome! It is my pleasure!

Let me know when the next adventure post you have is! Me and puppy dog absolutely love adventures.

Here is my entry: Visit to Walton Pavilion at International Trade Fair-

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Oh, thank you for showing us parts of St Kitts.
I've never been to the West Indies.
I must say, those stairs are weird!

I love #marketfriday. I shall be posting tomorrow!!!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your words. The stairs actually need to be that way, otherwise, I think they would be too challenging at that incline.

But, yes, definitely different. The West Indies are small, but, beautiful. It is easy to island-hop which is pretty cool. Each island is a totally different culture! Have a great day!

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I Waved goodbye to St. Kitts and brimstone hill fortress from here hahaha, history is awesome. I enjoyed the tour, going through the post made me feel like I was there.
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It is a small island, but, so full of life. I really enjoyed the fort, even more the second time I went. The more you know, the more enjoyable learning the history.

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Nice scenery with apt orderliness! Shopping in this kind of environs must be so much fun !! Keep exploring maam.. 😅😅

Shopping in this kind of environs must be so much fun !

I didn't do any shopping. :)

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I am very interested in history. It is a very beautiful historical place and you have photographed it very well. Each country has a different history and is identified by its history.

It is interesting to me. Some are not interested, but, we learn a lot about the world by studying history. Each country has its own story!

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A historic fort building built hundreds of years ago but still solid, the fortress of the enemy that comes from the sea or from the hills, is very interesting. Thank you.

Thank you for stopping by! Yes! They were protecting all sides of it!

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You are welcome, terimakasih kembali,

This is interesting and historical @dswigle I saw some of this cannon guns at a museum in lagos state Nigeria 🇳🇬 (badagry) I saw several cannons there that's were used during the slave trade, this is historical nice pictures

There are certainly a lot of cannons around. All the battlefields here have them, some cemeteries and especially the museums. I wonder if they knew these would still be around four hundred years later?

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You are welcome @dswigle

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Oh my the view from up there is just serene!!

It is pretty amazing, isn't it?

Le sigh.

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I do too. It is with great pleasure that I find a culture that offers something of value to the world, as most do. I found interesting the way they built and how they built it. I have to wonder how they manage to do things that we would struggle with, even today?

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Thank you for taking us on another Warm #marketfriday @dswigle wonderful. I love the redcoats always make me swoon :)

:) Oh, yes!! I am a-swooning!!! I go to Boston to get my fix. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and where is your link? :) I was just reading your coffee post and I left for hours and it is still hanging out up there, waiting to be finished.

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I've been to Basseterre, St. Kitts before as a stop on a carribean cruise we took but I didn't know that there was a fort there. It looks really cool in your photos and the history sounds interesting. I agree that those types of stairs are really awkward to walk on. I never really thought of the reasoning behind them but what you said about accommodating crowds makes a lot of sense. Interesting.

Of course, I am only guessing on the stairs. I could see everyone crowding together and one granny slipping and falling. The rest would fall like dominoes. This gives more space and keeps the feet level for longer periods of time. Small steps and awkward as heck when you are just a twosome or threesome.

The first time I went there was island hopping and you could see it from the air. I went by ship to it also on one of the popular St. Kitts/St. Thomas/etc. etc... I actually loved cruising when it was a relaxing kind of thing, after living in Europe and doing the Continent there... but, I have to admit, my favorite is 30 days here and 30 days there. I am thinking that is a life for the rich and famous, but, someday. :)

St. Kitts has a pretty cool rainforest also. The country surprised me as I didn't know it was so poor, but, things were improving with money being invested in their people (precovid) We will see how it fared.

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