Tag Archives: Virgin Islands

No Fundamental Change

One of the striking aspects of the relationship between the United States and all of its territories is the stark disconnect that exists between the desire of the United States Congress for no fundamental change to happen to the territories, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Songs For The Saints

Songs For The Saints, by Kenny Chesney While I managed to buy Kenny Chesney’s 2020 album and enjoyed it, the previous album to this one, recorded to provide some help to his neighbors in the Virgin Islands, slipped by my … Continue reading

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Give Us American Money

In comparing Guam and the Virgin Islands, it is worth noting that the Virgin Islands are a far more commonly visited place as far as tourism is concerned than Guam is among American citizens, but Guam has a lot of … Continue reading

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The Longest Shortest Flights

At earlier than 7AM yesterday, I got up to go to the airport with my mother for a 10:40AM flight from St. Thomas the short distance to San Juan, Puerto Rico. We had hoped to be able to tour around … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Virgilio’s

As was the case with Amalia’s Cafe earlier, Virgilio’s is the sort of place that manages to perfectly match a wonderful ambiance with very tasty food. Even if no Italians were involved in this particular restaurant, it does a very … Continue reading

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The Night The Lights Went Out In Charlotte Amelie

Yesterday evening, my mother and I found ourselves eating at a local restaurant that appears to cater to the local Dominican community on St. Thomas in the capital of Charlotte Amelie. Our trip to the place was interesting because while … Continue reading

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The Adventurous Chickens Of St. Croix

My mother and I had planned a rather ambitious set of travels around St. Croix yesterday, but ended up exploring the area of the small town of Christiansted instead, which proved to be interesting enough and also relaxing. It does … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Ferries

Yesterday morning, my mother and I were dropped off at the ferry station and the taxi driver seemed unaware of the ferries going to St. Croix and their timing. Going inside, there was an insistence on wearing masks both in … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Luciano’s House

Rarely in my dining experience has there been such a dramatic disconnect between the ambiance of a restaurant and its quality in food. Luciano’s House is a relatively new restaurant in Charlotte Amelie, so new that the taxi drivers in … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: No Bones Cafe

No Bones Cafe is a place that offers lunch and dinner in a small but cozy air conditioned location near the ferry, and while their menu is admittedly somewhat basic it is definitely well done here. There are a lot … Continue reading

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