Hope everyone had a great start to the week!
I arrived safely back from Carriacou on Wednesday (despite the ferry I was supposed to take being full and so I ended up having to take a veeery small “ferry” (it was not a ferry!) back to Grenada – but I survived and pushed my sea-sickness levels a little bit further 🙂 )
I just had some pictures and stories from Carriacou that I wanted to share with you before I update you on the rest of what’s been going on!
I lived on the beautiful beach called Paradise Beach, which had crystal blue waters and the whitest sand you could find. It was sooooo sooo beautiful (couldn’t come up with a more creative adjective).
The accommodation itself though, was … so-so (my adjectives are really not too great this time…).
Yes, I did end up taking Koster-showers. For those of you who don’t know what that is, I think you’re better off not knowing haha!
Thoughts from Carriacou:
My accommodation was far from luxurious. It did lack air conditioning and well looked like what you saw in the photos. The place didn’t have any website or pictures online that I had looked at before I came there so I had no idea what to expect. So at first, I will admit I was a little bit … curious as to how this would work out. But after all, this is my gap year and money needs to be used sparingly, so I would make this work I thought. On my first night at the guest house, the owner, Sam, asked me if I wanted to go to a small town with him where they had live music. Well, why not I thought. So we went to a restaurant and had a delicious pizza (it was Friday after all – everyone knows the Thomassen tradition 🙂 ). We then went to a local bar and watched a band play local music and then five guys started playing African drums and they literally started playing with fire!
So, because I lived where I lived, I got to experience a really great night out in Carriacou!
Furthermore, there was a small bar located at the end of Paradise Beach, which I went to go check out on Saturday. Here I met some cool people who bought me drinks, hehe, and we had a fun night together. We were joined by a young couple from England as well and it was a fun Saturday night on the beach! Once again, this happened because of where I was staying!
Off the Hook Bar and Grill! What a great place 🙂
To continue my little thought process: On Sunday night I met Sam’s (the owner of Hope’s Inn) son, who was about 20 years old. He asked if I wanted to go to the jouvert with him on Monday morning and that’s how I ended up doing the whole carnival, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have gone that early in the morning! Denzel showed me how to properly do the carnival, Carriacou style, and it made it a lot more fun to do it with someone!
So, even though the accommodation wasn’t exactly the perfect situation, there were a lot of exciting things that came out of it! I think that’s important to keep in mind sometimes and that things usually work out for the better. I’ve seen that a lot while I have been out traveling, that although something doesn’t seem too great at first, there’s usually something good that comes out of it. It’s just important to go look for an adventure or an experience and it will usually come to you.
And finally I’m going to share my last little ‘coincidence’ story. On the Tuesday of the carnival, Denzel was working so I decided to check out the parade by myself. As I was standing on the pavement, a slightly elderly man approached me and asked me where I was from. We got to talking and he actually spoke Swedish, although he was Polish. He was with a group of people who were on sailboats in Carriacou. One of them was a girl from Australia who was in her twenties and was sailing with her father for some time. I ended up having dinner with them and the girl, Annie, said they were sailing to Grenada shortly. On Friday afternoon as I was having some drinks at a restaurant back in Grenada she walks in all of a sudden!! And we’ve been getting together a couple of times now since we met here in Grenada. So, always lots of coincidences taking place and I still get super excited when they take place 🙂
There you got some information from my stay in Carriacou and an Anna deep in thought this Monday evening!
See you soon x