Friday, 26 April 2013

Caribbean

Caribbean-Barbados-Bridgetown  This is the Braemar the ship operated by Fred Olsen. 750 passengers and very comfortable . The food is excellent along with the service. 

One of the stamps has the very same Bridgetown Port that the ship was moored when I arrived on my flight from Dublin to start the cruise. 

Caribbean-Barbados-Bridgetown  The Parliament building and downtown Bridgetown.  Barbados is quite busy and active. 

The Post office is right by the main Pier . So very convenient.  They had a  great selection of stamps and was easy to choose from as they were on a panel. Excellent. 

Caribbean-Trinidad and Tobago-Tobago-Scarborough  What a beautiful Island Tobago is . The lesser of the two  Islands but in my opinion by far the nicest. 

The Post office here was mad busy sending out Christmas mail. A very faint red postmark is on the far right of the Iguana stamp . 

Caribbean-Netherlands Antilles-Curacao-Willemstad  Beautiful coloured buildings greet you as you arrive in Curacao. The museum here is the best in the Caribbean . One of the best Islands. 

At this time Curacao issued Netherlands Antilles stamps. Now they issue their own with Curacao on them. I visited the Philatelic bureau when there. One of the options was the Photo stamps. So here is one of myself on the top left. Pity the wavy postmark got in the way.. lol. 

Caribbean-Jamaica-Port Antonio   This is the Marina at Port Antonio. The only  nice part of this town. In fact it felt  sort of dangerous as a lot of the shop owners had security outside with rifles. 

I do like this stamp. The Post office here is quite small and you get stamp wise what they have.. 

Caribbean-Cuba-Santiago de Cuba  This is where the Castro revolution began. Visited the fort of the World Heritage site , but they had no postcard of the fort. This is the Cathedral. My second time to Cuba . Last time spend 7 days back in the early 80s in Varadero.  

Found it hard to find a postcard here . The post office had limited stamps. So a domestic cat. 

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