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daveb722
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Good day All,
I have been reading for over a year now and we are finally coming down to explore St. Croix. I have a few questions that hopefully can be answered before hand.
1. I know there have been many postings on restaurants, but it's old and I'm sure somewhat outdated. I do want to take my wife out to a fine dining restaurant during our stay, is there 1 or 2 in Christiansted that I should choose from?
2. I would like to know if there is something that is a must see that most is more of a local thing as compared to a tourist type attraction?
3. Lastly, how long did it take for those moving to the USVI to get comfortable driving on the left side of the road. We are renting a vehicle and feel pretty confident about it, but a little nervous too. 🙂

Thanks again for such a great site and wealth of info. You all have made this a little less nerve racking to say the least.

Thanks,
Dave

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quirion
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I had zero issues adjusting to the left side of the road even when we were flying back and forth a lot. It's pretty easy.

We've had great meals at Zion Modern Kitchen and Savant in Christiansted.

Must sees... Moko Jumbies and Domino club with the beer drinking pigs! 🙂

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speee1dy
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1 http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g147401-St_Croix_U_S_Virgin_Islands.html

read this

2 beer drinking pigs at the domino club in the rain forest

3 took me about 1 month

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watruw8ing4
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1. Lots of great food here. But if by fine dining you include atmosphere, in addition to good food, try Kendricks at the Buccaneer. Haven't been to Galleon since they changed hands. But nice atmosphere. Zion Modern Kitchen is a more casual setting, but with wonderful food.

2. Almost all the fun stuff can be considered tourist attractions. But you won't be here in season, so it won't feel like it. Experience the beer drinking pigs, find a crab race, and see the Moko Jumbies. Also, try a TanTan jeep tour to the Tidal Pool.

3. We visited, and were long-term snow (and summer) birds, for 7 years before moving here permanently last year. Driving on the left is easy to pick up, and to switch back from. It'll become second nature quickly. You just need to concentrate at intersections, and when negotiating yield signs and parking lots when you first arrive.

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Scubadoo
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Cars are still left hand drive so that's one less point of confusion and thing to get used to. Stay to the left and pass on the right on the two-lane highway if you get on it. The most important thing to watch for is making turns, especially through intersections. Stay to the left of on coming traffic, roads, parking lots, anywhere. Not hard to get used to. Many of the lanes (turn lane, straight lane) in the larger intersections are not marked well, markings have long since worn away so you've got to pay attention to that and may have to do some guessing. Pay attention at 5 points. Good GPS can help some. Don't be surprised if you come up on a local stopped in the smaller roads chatting with pedestrians or even another driver in the other direction.

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