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Old October 9th, 2003, 07:38 PM
mo mo is offline
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We are sailing Paradise on 01-11-04 to the Western. All info about shore excusions have been helpful, but wondering about vendors (straw markets). We have 3 girls traveling with us and was curious on what to expect. We have done Nassau twice before --wondering if that is what to expect. If they are pushy on the beaches, by the taxis, etc.
Thanks for info.
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Old October 10th, 2003, 06:35 AM
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Which ports will you be calling at? Jamaica, Grand Cayman an d Cozumel? Jamaica is the only island where people will be pushy, particularly at the straw or crafts market. Cozumel has tons of shops (mainly jewelry) but I don't recall them being too pushy. There is a large indoor shopping area attached to the ship terminal where you can bargain. Grand Cayman is very British and there really isn't any type of markets -- just traditional shops.
I hope this helps.
Smooth sailing,
Luisa Frey Gaynor
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Old October 10th, 2003, 01:35 PM
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Jamacia - very pushy - especially at local markets & Dunns River Falls. Cozumel - they stand outside the jewelery stores and try to lure you in. Grand Caymen- not at all.
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