CARIBBEAN FLASHBACK

Rasim Aghazada 07 February 2022 1880 views 3 min. read
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One day I fed up with watching the film “Caribbean Islands” and said to myself: "I'm going". Can’t I be like Captain Jack Sparrow?!

February. 2016. Before planning the trip to these islands, there was also a Venezuela option in my "Travel Menu" in addition to the Caribbean. Taking into consideration that I cannot travel to Caribbean island whenever my heart wishes, in the end, I chose that tour plan. It’s hard to state that the nature of these islands is better than in Roraima or Angel (Anhel), as it would be wrong to compare nature with different kinds of reliefs. Perhaps the majority of you watched the film "Pirates of the Caribbean". Although all the islands I visited are not shown in this movie, those who watched the film know how beautiful are the reflected places. My travel started with Martínica Island, which is considered to be a French land (The visa is issued by the Embassy of France in Baku. Before applying, I did not know which visa should be taken and Pickvisa.com supported me in this matter) and as a whole, I visited 8 Caribbean islands.

 Martinique, Bequia, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, the Union, Mustique, and, finally, the most beautiful, to my opinion, Tobago Cays. Rest on these islands, which have different seaside coasts, various reliefs, and landscapes is mainly organized by yachts. There are several ways to go to the islands. I went on a Baku-Kiev-Paris-Martinique-Paris-Kiev-Baku flight, which lasted about 14 hours. From Martínica to other islands you can pass by yachts or local airlines. It was not the best choice as I was traveling between the islands by yachts, and sleeping in the sea where there were plenty of waves is not as impressive as it might be thought. If you are planning on a yacht journey as well, you have to be prepared for nausea and insomnia. But, if you just want to experience the wonderful beauty of the Caribbean islands, discover star nights, and enjoy a different journey, you should live the Caribbean days.

Before I did not love botanic gardens

martinique island

As I mentioned before, I started my journey from Martinique island, which is more developed and possesses more infrastructure among these islands. The Island is large enough. Restaurants and hotels are relatively in large quantities in contrast with other islands. Although I do not like botanical gardens, I was amazed by the garden on this island. Then we went to Saint Lucia. In Sufrier town there is an island with a volcano that is the only one of its kind to the crater of which you are able to reach by car. It should be noted, that during the French colonial period this small town was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. It is probably the only capital in the world that, after the destruction, has almost been transferred to another part of the island in the same form. The next islands are Saint Vincent and the Grenadines which are located very close to each other. These are the places where most of the Caribbean pirates' decorations were located and places where Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) was executed.

The next 4 islands were Bequia, Mustique and Union, and the Tobago Cays Islands. Despite the fact that they are small and have neither restaurants nor hotels, they attract an overwhelming majority of tourists (there was a small restaurant though if we can say so). The last island was an island with blue gulf water and mysterious shores. All these islands (except Martinique and Tobago Cays) have country status and each of them has a separate flag. The visa stamp was put only on Saint Vincent Island. There was not any necessity for the others. As I mentioned above, the most tiring part of this journey was the sea passages between the islands. Even though the sea passages located at a distance of 6-8 hours from each other tire you a lot, in the end, the invaluable beauty you see when you reach the island will eventually disappear your fatigue.

Late decision

woman holding compass

Finally, I want to point out that I've been traveling since 2014. After every journey, I figure out that I didn’t live before 2014 at all, and linking every day to each other I realize how monotonous and same was every single day. It’s crucial to comprehend that we come to life once, and we have to live life not only for just breathing, but also to turn our desires into a plan and translate those plans into reality.

 With the hope of limitless travel to everyone!

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