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Where to go?

Postby Violet_Skye » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:02 pm

A female friend and I are planning a getaway to somewhere warm, leaving the end of December and returning beginning of January. Caribbean, Central or South America. Not so much interested in shopping and nightlife and kid friendly; more interested in natural, peaceful, historical, authentic, beach, low key. Very budget conscious. Any ideas?

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Re: Where to go?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:08 pm

If you are budget conscious, your timing is off. Going over Christmas and New Years will be costly, both in flights and in stays in the Caribbean.

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Re: Where to go?

Postby Violet_Skye » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:14 pm

I would rather go another time, but my friend is bound by the academic calendar, so we have to do the best we can.

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Re: Where to go?

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:23 pm

I know what you mean. I've been to the Caribbean dozens on times over the last 40 years, but when I taught, trips were pricey over winter and spring breaks.

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Re: Where to go?

Postby Beaver » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:35 pm

Where did you go? Avoid Venezuela.

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Re: Where to go?

Postby gargantua » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:22 pm

Beaver wrote:Where did you go? Avoid Venezuela.

If only you'd told her that before she went and got herself kidnapped.

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Re: Where to go?

Postby Beaver » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:39 pm

You should go to Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. The population is only 48 residents from four families. The islanders are descendants of the Bounty mutineers of 1789. The closest civilization, Tahiti, is 1,350 miles away.

I don't know how they survived all these years but they don't look like inbred mutants and it's an amazing to think about their life.

http://www.weather.com/travel/amazing-p ... 8-20140306

http://theroguephotographer.smugmug.com/

What do they do for food, cloths, schools, doctors, dentists, entertainment? I found some answers here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitcairn_Islands#Education


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