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Sabrina
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Sermin, there are a lot of things to do but you have to go looking for them. As you said, many people seem to be happy with just sitting in bars and drinking. I can do that once in a while, after that it would drive me crazy. You had mentioned in a previous post that you were interested in Latin dancing, and I think you are living in STX. Did you check out the Salsa classes at that restuarant opposite Hovensa, I think they are on Tuesday and Thursday nights? I know you are probably too experienced for the classes, but the people there are very nice and interested in dancing. They were planning to have weekly get-togethers where everyone could just go and practice, in addition to the classes. Maybe you could add some of the other Latin dances to their schedule (I think you said you were a teacher or competitor).

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Posted : January 28, 2008 9:51 pm
sermin
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Hi East Ender,

I agree with you. People have different vision and expectations who needs to discover in their life period. The thing is there is no where exactly the ready and match to our expectation, than issue comes to building and organizing life with our colorful creative beings. Now it is gonna be 5 months here and began to get use to lately and still feel happy being here. Just realise that I ve to build my things to be really happy here otherwise I will feel that I am an empty bag even I continue to learn something doesn't help me, I wanna run on some plans what I really interested in. I hope anyone has full passion with life and can build good things for this world. Good influences all what we need to encourage ourselves..

Sermin

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Posted : March 11, 2008 1:20 pm
sermin
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Hi Sabrina,

Thank you for your interest and time. I am a latin dance intructor and was teaching in Istanbul. I live very close to hovenza in St. Croix. I just saw 2 places one is called El Flamboyent and the other one is El sol. Do you mean one of these or a different one. I would love to join to them still neither someone to dance nor the place. I tryed 2 plus 2 and they don't even play salsa ritm. El Flamboyent is nice place and people are so nice there but there is no one danicng and actually they play mostly bachatta..I will be glad if you can tell me more about the place than I can try there. Thank you Sabrine..

Warm Regards,

Sermin

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Posted : March 11, 2008 1:29 pm
southeast
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From other peoples experience,how long would you say it took to feel "settled in"?

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Posted : March 12, 2008 1:49 am
Sabrina
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Hi Sermin, I sent you a PM. Sabrina.

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Posted : March 12, 2008 3:33 am
Island Paul
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PM sent to you acole87 - hope you know where to find your PM (private messages).

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Posted : March 13, 2008 10:31 am
nkm1226
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Spirit goes from Detroit Metro to St. Thomas
Just looked up tickes and they were $139 each way.
Yes, I said $139 each way.

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Posted : April 20, 2008 4:01 am
nkm1226
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I live in South Carolina at the moment but I am from Michigan.
Where abouts are you from?

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Posted : April 20, 2008 4:04 am
EngRMP
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Hi acole87,

I am considering a move (in the future) also. I am considering a lot of issues in order to make a decision. When I read your posts, I wonder about the following:
- are you the only one considering moving to USVI, or do you have a family?
- if you have a family, how old are the kids? How much will their lives change?
- how does your spouse feel about this?
- will you have to work in the USVI to survive? If so, do you skills that will transfer to USVI?
- will you be leaving family behind that might need your help later (aging parents or soon to be grandkids)?
- do you know that you drive on the left side of the road in USVI? How about your spouse?
- are you tolerant of other races and cultures (I'm not implying anything, just a question)?
- do you or your family have any medical issues that require great attention or specialized care?

I'm not sure I can offer any meaningful advice, but I might be able to help you think of things to consider....

rmp

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Posted : April 20, 2008 10:59 am
SapphireBeach08
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We are living in Illinois 13 years now and disliked it from day one. There are like 6 good weather days a year, the rest are too hot & humid or so cold the nose hairs freeze. All this to say I understand wanting to move to the islands. We visited St Thomas twice on cruise ships, decided we wanted to spend more time on the island. For six years we came down for a week at a time and a year ago last month bought a condo at Sapphire Beach. We stayed for two weeks this year. This September we'll be down for a month to renovate. January we'll be back again for a month. My husband just retired and I will this summer. We plan to spend all next winter there the next year. Doing it in stages has allowed us to ease into a new life style. We know the frustrations of not being able to find the things we think are essential on island and of getting anything done or delivered in a timely manner. Still, in my mind, heaven is having that beautiful ocean right outside the door. Sand between my toes and that ocean waiting to be explored will never bore me and always be worth the small trials and tribulations. I would encourage an extended stay before pulling up stakes. Beautiful, yes, but not for everyone.

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Posted : April 20, 2008 3:17 pm
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