I have left Barbados and am now in Caracas, capital of Venezuela. I loved Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada. I didn’t really spend enough time on St. Vincent, but enjoyed the few days I had there. All four islands were lovely and seemed to have friendly, generous, interesting, and interested people. Barbados, I’m afraid had little of these things. There was some nice scenery and beaches, but it is much more developed, and because it is commercialised it does not have the same charm. On the plane on the way here I sat next to Francois, a Frenchman of about my age. He is planning on seeing some of South America so we are going to travel together for a little while.
Anne - I think we might skip Barbados on our travels then! The other islands are definite possibles or possible definites………. Me - It was all 38 years ago so I am sure they are all more developed now. I doubt the others have overtaken Barbados though.
Francois and I have decided to head for Cartagena in Columbia, a place which is supposed to be the nicest town in South America. Having decided to hitch-hike it took most of the day to get to Peurto Cabello, just over 130 miles. We took this as proof that hitch-hiking is not a very efficient method of travel here. From Peurto Cabello we got the bus to Barquisimeto, another 100 miles or so. Our next bus is very early tomorrow, so we will probably stay the night in the bus station.