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Old May 16th, 2011, 03:30 PM
Doug S Doug S is offline
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Not trying to be a know it all. Just that having been there it is not yet like many of the other ports in the gulf, and want you and others to stay safe.

The dock area was perfectly fine, but far from complete. The little local tram tour (no advance booking was needed for us) seemed safe enough. It was eye opening trolleying down the streets seeing the stark poverty mixed with really old historic churches. The locals were dressed like homeless people, but when passing schools, all the school children came out to wave in their nice uniforms. I recall the only restaurant I saw in the local area had a wooden plaquard nailed by the door with about 4 choices of quisine scrawled on it. Definitely worth a look-see.

Be safe. Have fun. I'll be back there Dec 26-Jan 2 this year with the extended family on the Mariner, so I will see how much has changed from the inaugral visit.

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