St. John’s, Antigua

November 26, 2018

Today John and I rented a car and drove around the island. We saw this pretty church called St. George and then we drove to the Devil’s Bridge. We then drove to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on the way to the rainforest. After driving through the rainforest, we drove back to St. John’s Harbor.

St. George’s Church

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Bridgetown, Barbados

November 25, 2018

Today we grabbed a cab, and he drove us to Harrison’s Caves. The tour through the caves was different we were on a tram, and it was about an hour long.

The taxi then picked us up and took us around Barbados he showed us the expensive homes on Sandy Lane where supposedly Rihanna purchased a villa for $22 Million. Afterward, we went back to the ship.

Maria & John

St. George’s, Grenada

November 10, 2018

Today we rented a car and what an adventure it was. The roads were very narrow, and they were two-way streets with ditches on either side.

We drove up to this cool hotel called Petite Anse Hotel in St. Mark and had a great lunch. Afterward, we drove through the rainforest and saw the Grand Etang Lake on the way to the rental car place. The whole day was fun and very scenic. It’s a very green lush island, and the people are all really nice!

We were lucky enough to purchase a bunch of fresh spices from this fabulous spice island of the Caribbean.

Maria
Maria

Freeport, Bahamas

May 19, 2018

Today we had an excursion to go and hang out with dolphins. It was a really memorable experience that I highly recommend. We got a chance to take a picture and interact with them. They are so smart I was shocked at how much they knew.

If you love food check out what we ate while cruising around the Bahamas http://stomachsoverloaded.com/2018/05/oceania-cruises-cuba-cruise/

 

My sophisticated husband John
Maria & John
John & Maria
Obama (Sidney) & Maria
Sharon, Sidney & Maria

 

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

May 16, 2018 

Today we start out our tour with a trip to San Pedro de la Roca Castle Santiago de Cuba which was a great fort. We had a chance to see these women performing. I have a video of their performance down below. The next stop was a visit to the San Juan Hill and the Cathedral Santiago de Cuba. We also got a chance to see a local dance group perform as well. Once again videos are down below.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Freeport, Bahamas.

If you love food check out what we ate while cruising around in Cuba http://stomachsoverloaded.com/2018/05/oceania-cruises-cuba-cruise/

San Juan Hill

Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba

John, Maria, GM Guiseppe Bagnoti, Ann, Jane & Juan Carlos

Cienfuegos, Cuba

May 15, 2018

Today we drove to Our Lady of Jagua which is a fortress that was built in the 18th century. After a brief visit to the fortress, we saw local performers. Please scroll down below to see some of the videos from the performance.

After the performance, we stopped at a local restaurant and had a quick bite to eat. The food was delicious!

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

If you love food check out what we ate while cruising around in Cuba http://stomachsoverloaded.com/2018/05/oceania-cruises-cuba-cruise/

Our Lady of Jagua Fortress

Havana, Cuba

May 12, 2018

Today we arrived at the Port of Havana. The first thing John and I both noticed was how dirty the water was. It was full of oil it looked like black mud. The first thing we drove by was the American Embassy with all the famous flagpoles in front of it. There were no flags blocking it, but the poles were all there. We then drove about 3 hours to the Vinales Valley and visited the home of a cigar farmer and got a cache to see him roll a cigar which was pretty cool. The next stop was the Mural de la Prehistoria and took a few pics of the big mural.

The coolest part of being in Havana was the World Famous Tropicana show. If you are planning on going to Cuba make sure you purchase the tickets ahead of time.

May 13, 2018 

Today we had another tour scheduled the first stop was a visit to the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana Fort and walked around that for about an hour the last stop on the long tour day was the El Cristo de la Habana Statue.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Cienfuegos, Cuba.

If you love food check out what we ate while cruising around in Cuba http://stomachsoverloaded.com/2018/05/oceania-cruises-cuba-cruise/

Cigar Rolling

Cigar seeds

Mural de la prehistoria

El Cristo de La Habana

John & Maria

St. Barts, Caribbean

April 24, 2017

Today we bought a ticket to take a ride on a boat to St. Barts. After an hour long rough ride I told John that we needed to get to the airport and book a flight back to St. Maarten. We rented a car and drove around this small but charming and fancy island. We visited a hotel called Eden Rock and had lunch there which was disappointing since it was so pricey. After enjoying the island, we drove to the airport and dropped off our rental car and luckily we were the only two people on the plane.

Maria