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Re: Living like a St. Johnian

malibutexan07
February 26, 2015 11:15PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 128

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wanderer
Day 19 (continued)

The lesbians were young, shapely, and tattooed. Lesbians are people, too. They like warm weather, beaches, sea turtles, and other lesbians.

Thanks for the laugh-of-the-day.

Re: Living like a St. Johnian

East Ender
February 27, 2015 01:31PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 4,957

JEZZ: This guy also wrote one of these about St Croix. Click on his user name and find the thread "Living like a Crucian."

P.S. I don't think he's really interested in moving here or in being positive. wink



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Re: Living like a St. Johnian

janeinstx
February 27, 2015 03:11PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 656

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East Ender

P.S. I don't think he's really interested in moving here or in being positive. wink

But he's pretty funny and I think part of the reason some folks have a problem with his commentary is that some it it strikes pretty close to home.

Re: Living like a St. Johnian

ChrisMI
February 27, 2015 08:43PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 213

Aaagh! I'm so pissed -- I've been waiting for this thread to start up for a month now on the relocating board, and now I find it's been here all along (disappointed it was moved by admin, as it's better info for potential movers than 80% of the posts on the main relo page despite the idiosynchracies [sic]). I consider this the "politics" page and, desiring to keep my blood pressure at a reasonable level have not looked in on it in months, but for some reason (boredom) checked it tonight. Got a lot of catching up to do it seems.

Re: Living like a St. Johnian

ChrisMI
February 27, 2015 09:01PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 213

OK, after reading now I understand why this was moved to the Coconut Tree ;-) My bad.

Still interesting stuff and entertaining (for me anyway), but I withdraw my earlier comment ha ha.

So wanderer -- are you disappointed your chose the sterile rich lilly-white EE of STJ for your visit? Is there still time for you to hang somewhere else on STJ or in STT for the remainder? Compared to the Fredriksted area it must seem much more like Nantucket in June than the Caribbean.

Re: Living like a St. Johnian

wanderer
February 27, 2015 10:01PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 596

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ChrisMI
So wanderer -- are you disappointed your chose the sterile rich lilly-white EE of STJ for your visit? Compared to the Fredriksted area it must seem much more like Nantucket in June than the Caribbean.

Haha, yes, that's a good summary of STJ, and yes, I was disappointed. I remember STX fondly and vividly, in all its colors, sounds, perplexity, cultural diversity, and the wide range of emotions and revelations that I had during my visit.

From my visit to STJ, my most memorable moment was observing a 65-year-old white woman from Connecticut spitting in her snorkeling gear, missing the target, and commenting to me, "Another day in paradise, eh?".

I figured that neither STX nor STJ is for me. My next destination is Ambergris Caye island in Belize.

Re: Living like a St. Johnian

East Ender
March 01, 2015 01:15PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 4,957

Well, good luck with your travels, Wanderer. Since this thread was moved to the off-topic section, I believe you have the right to write whatever you wish. For people who are thinking of moving to the Virgin Islands, I don't think your commentary was helpful- except for one thing. When I go to St John, I am always amazed that tourists there typically meet more "recent residents", as in "I moved here a month ago", than real St Johnians. I sometimes think this is the draw for stateside people. They want to see people who look like them. I have never been to St Croix, but I think the cultural diversity is probably more like here on St Thomas.

Re: Living like a St. Johnian

tedc
March 02, 2015 01:12PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 70

Wanderer,

After all the anticipation for your STJ visit, I'd have to say I was a little disappointed in seeing your itinerary - as you did seem to stick around the most homogeneous areas of the island.

I feel you lived far more like an "extended stay tourist" than a "St. Johnian".

I was expecting, and hoping for, a little more digging. A little less pondering the cosmos, a little more finding the soul of the island. It's there, you just have to turn off the main roads a little more often, and seek out the out-of-the-way establishments with much smaller, less-professionally-painted signs. We have the same subsets of groups as you described in your STX thread, but remember as the sampling size is far smaller and the balance of tourist to resident population is far larger.

Oh well, I hope you enjoyed the beaches and rum same as all the other 4-door Jeep driving tourists!

Re: Living like a St. Johnian

wanderer
March 02, 2015 01:33PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 596

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tedc
We have the same subsets of groups as you described in your STX thread, but remember as the sampling size is far smaller and the balance of tourist to resident population is far larger.

Indeed. As I found out, the local population of East St John is 52 people. The rest are tourists. I think I met and spoke with about half of the locals. I did take 3 trips to Cruz Bay, but I didn't like it in there. Cruz Bay felt grotesque to me: it was all about commerce, noise, somewhat anxious and irritated people, and lack of space. That's why, for the most part, I stayed around the East. I did visit a dozen or so beaches on the South and North shore, and also took a few trails.

However, you are right in that my probe into St John was more superficial, compared to St Croix.



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Re: Living like a St. Johnian

C_Ray6
March 06, 2015 04:10PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 141

Well. If that's all there is then ...

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