Grenada

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Blooming trees

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Driving through Grand Anse

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Fresh coconut water 🙂

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Lime trees!

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Those who pass on in Grenada are buried ABOVE ground.

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A casualty of Hurricane Ivan. The country has had a lot of difficulty rebuilding since. Most of the houses on the island have missing walls.

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Curbside stores are a dime a dozen in Grenada – but they have the freshest Rum Punch!

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A Gecko 🙂

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A mona monkey! His name is Jack, and unfortunately he’s kept on a chain. Mona Monkey’s came over from Africa during the slave-trade days, and there are signs all along the island encouraging people not to hunt the monkeys out of fear of extinction. Don’t worry – I slipped him treats!

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I read a great book called “A Carribean Interlude”, a story about a couple who quits their jobs and sail the Carribean, before I went on our honeymoon. In it, the author raves about Rum Punch, a drink that was created in the Carribean. I tried it on my first night and… there are no words. The rhyme goes, ‘One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak.’

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We saw this rare tree, called the Screwpine, at a cocoa plantation. It was wild and so unique.

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 Chocolate comes from that! ^ Weird, right? SAM_8799

Raw cocoa tastes gross.

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Stepping on cocoa beans

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A full view of a cocoa bean.

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Passionfruit!

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Cotton!

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Cows everywhere! Goats too. They use goats as ‘lawnmowers’ to eat grass so they don’t have to cut it themselves.

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Beautiful black volcanic sand…

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Palm Tree & a Screwpine Tree
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Ahh yes.. onto our ‘professional shots’…

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I love this shot! So beautiful.

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All the way up an endless hill by the market is Fort George. The USA had a war with Grenada (a long time ago), and this is where the battle was fought.

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Crater Lake

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The Marina

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This church was ruined by Hurricane Ivan. The roof was torn off, but the beauty of the church remained!

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View of the city from the highest point

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Annadale Falls!

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