Monday, May 2, 2011
Ode to the Caribbean part 4
Our second stop in the Caribbean on this trip was to Basseterre, St. Kitts. The island of St. Kitts was founded in 1627 by the French, however the center of the island belonged to England. Basseterre quickly became the Capital of the French West Indies colony. The buildings are inspired by Georgian architecture. The scenery of the island is green and I have since learned that this is a beautiful island.
When we got off the boat we were greeted by locals with the cutest little monkey's wearing diapers and on a leash. They kept asking us if we wanted to take a picture...no way was I interested in getting some sort of disease on our trip so we declined. We were also harassed by a taxi driver who wanted to take us on a tour of the whole island he was just looking for two more passengers. We decided to do our own walking tour again, this time it was not a guided one. We walked around and took pictures of the churches and cemeteries and other architecture. Again when we got back to the boat we grabbed a brochure about the island and it showed a map of things to see in Basseterre, we got all of them on our short walk around town!! At the shops near the boat, they had mechanical Zombie's outside of the shop doors. We did not ask of their significance but I think it was to just get tourists into their stores. They were a little nerve wracking and I was sure that I was going to have a dream about them in some way or another (luckily that did not happen). Overall we were not too impressed with this island, I am assuming that this is an island that you SHOULD do an excursion on.