Map of Caribbean Trip

Map of Caribbean Trip

Ok, first, I am learning, you spell Caribbean with one R and not two, so I am half way to the Caribe as I think way it in Spanish and I am not sure about French. I believe the Spanish and French influence is strong; however, there are probably too many rich folks from the USA playing in the Caribbean, spelled with one R and with two B’s.

I will fly to Bogotá, Colombia of the 11 of January, then talk with German at the Platypus Bogotá Hostel. He as traveled 15 years, and now is the owner of the Hostel there.

I am sure he can give some insight into how to jump from Venezuela or Colombia to the Suriname, Guyana, and French Guyana area.

I expect Caracas, Venezuela to be the pivot point or Airplane gate for the region; it may be also that Miami Florida is a better gate. A plane fare is not the same as a train or bus trip. It often is easier and much cheaper to take the long way there. I can hop from Caracas to Miami for about 150 U.S. Dollars, and there are probably many channels to choose from to go to anywhere in the Caribbean. I suppose if I wish to be some form of purist I can say to myself, I can only do boats. I am not sure if this is a challenge or not, I know that taking a cruise of paying for sailing boat is not a challenge. Something random is a challenge, planned is easy, expensive is easy. Who knows, there is Chris a guy in Puerto Rico presently, I am sure he has sussed out some of the ins and outs.

My gut says the best way to travel the Caribbean is probably bouncing off Miami, Caracas and Mexico City to the Islands and doing well-worn paths. There are always paths of travelers. For instance, there is a path from Holland to Curacao to Suriname. Most paths to American lead you through either Miami Florida or Houston. Most paths leading to the Caribbean lead or start in Miami, I believe, not positive but pretty sure.

I am sure an idiot will say,
- I flew from Chicago with no problem. -

And I would say,
- You can fly easily from Baghdad Iraq if you want to pay the money, it is not about how easy is it to pay my way through, it is about value -

My friend Jeff said he would come to the Island of Eustatius if I sent him a plane ticket. This is a college buddy and very tempting, I have not had his undivided attention in 10 years, it would be nice to kidnap him from his cage, he is caught in the Banker, Corporate, I want to have two children, big house thingy. I am hard pressed to know if any of my friends are gut level happy. They seem to be resigned to their fates.

Met a guy last night that wants to hunt Lions with a Bow and Arrow in Africa, I can tell he has mentally figured it out to a high degree, however I think he will excuse himself to death until he dies and never does it.

I am thinking about the guy Richard from the Senior Bachelor thing, he is offering free trips to women who win or want to win to travel around the world with him.

I am thinking, just about walking up to women and just offering… hehehe.


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Hey Andy,
Just back from Puerto Rico myself. It is great, but really expensive in comparison to DR, Panama and Colombia. But then again most of the Caribbean is.

Your best hubs are PR and Miami. SXM isn't bad as their are flying coffins and boats going to the surrounding places like Statia and Anguilla. None of them are cheap in comparison to what you normally do. I used to live in SXM, Tortola, Jamaica and Panama. Your best bet in SXM is to bum around with some of the yachtie bums, who might have a spare bunk. Eat the local places and it's not that bad.

As I'm sure you know the flights out of Bogota are the cheapest I've seen in the Americas. Check out San Andres/Providencia which is much cheaper than the Eastern Caribbean and they speak Caribbean English. I think you might like it. However by the flights/packages out of Bogota.

Good luck and looking forward to following your travels.

Have fun Andy!

I hope you pass through Antigua. I lived there a short while as a child and loved it.

Have never been back, would be nice to see how memory compares to reality & time :-)

Love your blog,


i want to know the distance between Bahamas and Florida
the distance between Mexico and the USA
BETWEEN Havana and the USA

I was always confused when spelling the Caribbean, it does sound like it should have two R's. So, that would be awesome to go on your trip. Especially if you sent me a paid ticket, haha, corporate banker? I would want to run too. Its been a while since i was in the Caribbean, but we're planning another trip soon. There's a great guide here,
They go into details about customs and travel paperwork, what to pack and has lists of many different places of attraction on the many Islands. We dont have much time to spare this trip, so I wanted to plan out our adventures this turn, save time and all in paradise.

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