By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant SIlversea Cruises
St. Lucia ping-ponged back and forth 14 times between English and French possession, so much so that some historians called it the Helen of the West Indies.
Helen, as in Helen of Troy, who had so much trouble making up her mind between Menelaus and Paris and Brad Pitt and many others.
In my lecture to guests about St. Lucia, I said that this is one of the best places in the Caribbean to see a rainbow; I was happy to deliver on my promise as we arrived in Castries harbor.
Preparation of casava bread in the hills of St. Lucia
A chocolate bar in the making; Cacao pods waiting ripening. St. Lucia also is a source of vanilla orchids which yield pods for that other essential flavoring of life.
Today. St. Lucia is independent, and set on a path of ecotourism.
We were last here exactly a month ago, and I went on a rainforest tram ride up the mountain and then descended nine zip lines. It’s sorta kinda like flying like a bird; I went back and did it again today.
You can read more about St. Lucia in my blog posting from January here: http://blog.sandlerbooks.com/?p=2728
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