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Old September 12th, 2008, 07:56 PM
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If you had $250.00 to spend on whatever "you" want while in port......what would you buy? Favorite port to indulge yourself? Best "get" ever?

Perfume, leather goods, watches, jewelry, tableclothes, trinkets, tees shirts?

My Mass license plate is Shop*r......I would do very good with this challenge:)
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Old September 12th, 2008, 08:25 PM
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At the port of St. Thomas, I'd give the $250 to the lovely Mrs. Jones, (Vita) and I have no doubt that she'd find some jewelery of some kind to spend it on. For me,,,,,,I can't think of anything that I personally would want, except to see her smile.

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$250.00 plus a port stop in St. Thomas = heaven for me! I'd head straight to my favorite jewelry store and the cash would disappear.
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I have to echo Ken if only because I have yet to find a big book store and Fran won't let me go by myself into the liquor stores :evil:

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Hi Trip,

I will stay in a resort for the time till the ship comes back to go to another island to do the same thing.I just need to be pampered.

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Depending on the country I would pick up their national football (soccer) jersey. I have quite the collection of them now. At last count it was twelve. The real ones are not cheap and the least expensive one I've found is $60.

We would also hit a local restaurant and try some native foods.

Betty: Would figure out a way to save the rest of the money.

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I would probably use it to bring back momentos for my nieces and friends
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I would use it to take a cooking class in Venice Italy. Or I would go to Pirtan Donna (Rome store) and do minor damage. Stupid exchange rate!!! Can I have $250 Euros instead. Oh I could get a couple pair of shoes in Livorno Italy. Was I suppose to just pick one????
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These were the shoes I got in Livorno, Italy. I love em.
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I'm pretty good at sniffing out the bargains, but most likely, instead of spoiling myself, I'd spend the money on personal souvenirs for friends and family back home....

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Fav island would be Sint Maarten, and I would spend it on ittle somethings for my loved ones. Bling, I dont get in St Thomas, its always more expensive than Sint Maarten and Antigua. I got a beautiful bracelet from Sam and it was a full 185$ more in St Thomas than it was in Sint Maarten. It was the exact same bracelet, in the same "Store", meaning name of the store.
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Delft,

Having now been there twice and going for a third time, Fran and I have also found that St. Thomas is usually more expensive (sometimes greatly so) than St. Maarten.

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Delft, I with you on the Dutch side of St Martin. The jewelry prices are much better there than in St. Thomas. Rob and I also like to hit the city markets wherever we travel. In the Charleston, South Carolina city market I got some great buys in jewelry made by local crafts people. I also like to look for artwork and chatchkas (nick-nacks).
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I'd go to New York City and buy a local
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