Half-French, half-Dutch, all beautiful and fun!
Savoring cheese, rum & perfume on St. Martin/St. Maarten
There I was in my white lab coat, examining 40 vials and trying to determine which combinations to mix to get the best outcome. Admittedly, I wasn’t performing some important scientific discovery or creating a medical breakthrough, but it felt almost that significant. What if I screwed up, made ridiculous choices as to the most effective ingredients and came away with an awful smelling product. Yup, I was making perfume at the Tijon Parfumerie & Boutique on the French side of the Caribbean…Read more…
Season is over
Now, after Easter, most weekly visitors are gone and it became quiet on the beaches and in the restaurants. Some cruise ship tourists are still arriving at Philipsburg and you see the tour buses, the ATV's, and rental cars cruising the island between 10:00am and 5:00pm. Afterwards, it is quiet again.
Now, it's time for carnival on the Dutch side of the island.
Both French and Dutch sides get a Tripatini blog shout-out in the recent Best Caribbean Shopping Off the Beaten Path, Part 2!