A BEAUTIFUL GETAWAY

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Last week saw the end of another round of exams, and luckily for us, the following day was a holiday (Independence Day)! So, myself along with some other students rented a motor boat for the day and “sailed” over to Bequia, a beautiful island across from St. Vincent. We docked off shore to jump off for some snorkelling, motored over to a beach for lunch and relaxation in the water, then finished the day at another beach before boating home. There is nothing more peaceful to me than being out on the open water on a boat, under a clear blue sky, with friends and yummy beverages! Here are some pics from the day: Continue reading

HIKING LA SOUFRIERE

IMG_8734_2My first set of blocks for the new semester came and went, and I celebrated with classmates the next weekend by exploring this beautiful island. A bunch of friends/fellow classmates hopped on a bus and drove an hour out of town to the base of La Soufriere, a volcano with the highest peak in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

There are two different ways to ascend the mountain – one side offers a never-ending series of stairs, while the other offers a rocky, bushy expanse of “trails” (I use air quotes because they were hardly visible, and mostly just areas of trampled bush). We took the latter. The entire hike, up and down totaled about 28k…a necessary climb after an entire week of indoor studying on my butt! I have to say, it was the most glorious outdoor experience I’ve ever had. The weather was perfectly warm, and even though it started to pour rain for an hour on the way up, we barely noticed due to the expanse of foliage protecting us from above. The rain that did hit us, though, was welcome, the hike was intensely vertical (surprise, surprise) and our tour guide was practically running a mile/minute. Continue reading