Friday, January 29, 2010

TRINIDAD - WE'RE HERE!!!


Last lap, would you call it? En route home.
Dominica was great, Antigua exhilarating and St. Vincent a real BLAST! Who would believe so much could be done in one short Vincy day. Flying from the leeward side to the windward side, visiting schools along the way and taking in some of the most awesome coastal scenes too - the Grenadines look like just a stone's throw away, lying - or sitting - out there, so majestic and fairy tale-like. Picture postcards could not look better.
Presentations on the subject "Skills You Win; No Skills You Lose" have gone over very well in each island with the subject matter sparking interest and lively discussion and participation from attendees in meetings in each territory.
Nearly did not reach T & T last night as LIAT left early by 25 minutes - once again we all arived and deplaned in the fashion statement of the moment - the blue LIAT raincoats - rain, rain, rain beautiful rain met us as we landed.
But, who has ever heard of a plane leaving EARLY? I literally raced through the departure terminal and flew through immigration and security just in time to jump into my seat before the door closed. The last voice I heard before leaving the departure gate was asking "Is your name Angela?" Yes, was the answer. "Well please get on that plane; now!" (very gently but very firmly)..... more stories on Caribbean travel ...to come.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Rain! In Antigua






Who's ever heard of such a thing?
It was a set of blue rain-coated LIAT travellers who stepped out onto the tarmac to board 361 destined to Dominica in the pouring rain at 6 in the morning. Yes, 6a.m. Morning flights are very early in the eastern Caribbean! So be prepared to be up and out real early. Hitting the road by 4.30 to reach in time.
With an hour long plus winding trail of a road to reach capital Roseau It's essential to be on that first flight if you want to be on time for early meetings. What a whirlwind of a day - meetings, meetings, meetings, radio interview, TV appearance and sight seeing in between. The blue rain coat came in very handy in Dominica also....more rain. What's going on here? This is the Caribbean, and, to prove it, two cruise ships where in port. Rain or no rain,tourists swarmed the capital taking up every inch of space available.
Early departure again tomorrow morning. Wish us luck. No more rain please.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Caribbean Trekking


......And we're off!
After weeks of planning and organising, we're off on another Caribbean trek. Sorry to spring this surprise on you but we've just been so busy and caught up in the preparations that we did not have a moment to stop and update you on on plans.
Anyway, you're invited. So come along with CHOICES, join us on our merry way as we journey through several Caribbean islands, stopping along the way to visit with old friends and renew friendships.
Of course, you guessed, it's more about work than fun but we don't care. Once it's the Caribbean it's like being on holiday....everyday.
First stop Antigua - we'll reach there by late afternoon. The sun will be just setting as we arrive at the VC Bird International at Coolidge.We won't be there long so try and keep up with us as we rush on to Dominica for our meetings there.
Oh, and by the way, we may not be able to give you a step by step account but you will get the whole nine yards.....eventually. So keep on reading.
See you down in the islands!