Wednesday, April 18, 2007

WORLD CUP DIARY: In Grenada now

Have been here in Grenada for two days now, but have had little time to anything constructive, and therefore, to blog about.

The problem is not with Grenada, which is a truly picturesque part of the world like so many other parts of the Caribbean. It's not been able to sell itself as a tourist destination yet, which means a lot of the central places are rather run-down. It also means that the taxi connections aren't fully developed. And the hotel we are staying in - quite expensive - hardly has any facilities for the tourist. No Internet. No food. No taxi stand. No mobile signal in the rooms...

What this has meant is that I haven't been able to go out and about much, though people tell me there are superb pubs scattered around town. But the island itself is very beautiful. Small hills all around with a wave-less sea dotted with yachts. Driving around the place is the most interesting part of the tour, because everything is up-and-down, but the streets are constructed like normal streets would be. So there are lots of very steeply sloping narrow lanes and bylanes, around which the local drivers drive like madmen.

Hope something interesting happens though...will post about it for sure.