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OldTart
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St Thomas-like New York, always something happening, crowded and busy.

My guess is that your time on STT has been spent in one or all of three areas - town, Red Hook and Havensight.

"My" St Thomas is incredibly quiet and peaceful. All I hear on a daily basis is the trashies, the 'quits, the parakeets, the breezes rustling through the trees and, at night, the tree frogs and the soft rush of the ocean. If I want all that "New York" vibe it's only at most a 15 minute drive away but seems like a whole 'nother world!

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Posted : August 11, 2014 5:55 pm
jostvandog
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guys mellow out it is a very general comparison. There are quiet places in NYC as well.

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Posted : August 11, 2014 7:33 pm
OldTart
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guys mellow out it is a very general comparison. There are quiet places in NYC as well.

No worries, I'm mellow as can be! Just didn't think it was a very good analogy. We get this a lot from visitors whose only perception of STT is gained from the trip across island from the airport to the Red Hook ferry terminal en route to St John. Some of them subsequently pop in with some really nasty comments along the lines of STT being a dirty, noisy, traffic-ridden place that they'd never spend a moment on - so, yes, one does tend to get a little testy!

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Posted : August 11, 2014 7:50 pm
ChrisMI
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Good day all here is my take on explaining the difference in the 3 islands in mainland terms.
St Thomas-like New York, always something happening, crowded and busy.
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I always have to LMAO every time I read any sort of STT/NYC comparisons 😉 Poukeepsie, NY maybe! Just becuase there are restaurants and a few traffic lights does not make it a city of 12 million(!)

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Posted : August 11, 2014 10:39 pm
Kiki88
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I do like that St. Croix is more affordable. And my friend will certainly be interested to hear that a teaching job may be more easily obtained there.

I'm in marketing currently, I'm hoping that the job market in my field isn't too challenging to find a position within. If anybody knows of somebody to connect me with in some field of marketing I would be forever grateful! 🙂 I've been poking around jobs on the web to get a good idea of what the job market may be like for me over there. It seems like there are certainly a lot of resort positions available that would fit my skill set. Any suggestions?

It does seem like everybody has something nice to say about their own "rock!" Although I can't really imagine STT being quite as busy as NYC. I guess we'll see when we take our trip. I think we will try to spend some time on each island and try to get get best feel we can in our amount of time there. I'm hoping one sticks out more than another to us so this decision becomes a little easier.

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Topic starter Posted : August 13, 2014 5:17 am
sheiba
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I recommend taking a Tan Tan jeep tour. Its a bit pricey but a great, fun way to see the entire island (east, west and mid) in one day, talk to some islanders and get a feel for the island while having a blast.

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Posted : August 13, 2014 7:29 pm
sunshinefun
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You'll love St. Croix! So much easier to get around and not as fast paced. Much cheaper to live too.

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Posted : August 13, 2014 7:54 pm
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