Travel diaries : St Thomas, Emerald of the Sea

Saint Thomas is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean sea that constitute the unincorporated territory of the United States. The island is only about 32 square miles (80.7 km2), with a population of  50 thousands people. Although the official language is English, locals speak patois – a mix of Creole, English, Spanish sometimes and French.

From the minute we landed, I immediately felt at home: the sun, the breeze, the turquoise sea, the palm trees. The Caribbean have that “je ne sais quoi” about its people, landscape, food, music and atmosphere. I’ve never felt so close to my homeland in the four years that I have lived in the U.S. and it felt great!

This trip was a refreshing and very intimate moment for the hubby and I. It was important for us to take the time off and reminisce about the past two months; to look at how our relationship has evolved in the past two years and think about the future.

It also allowed me to reconnect with one of my passions: photography. I’ve always been really excited about capturing key moments of life, creating durable memories. My lens allows me to stop time and make that instant live forever. I look at photography as a way to escape my routine and immortalize my surroundings and loved ones.

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Thanks to the wonderful staff at the Ritz Carlton who made our stay the most pleasant, relaxing and peaceful honeymoon. We couldn’t have wished for any better. We will definitely be back and this time with friends and family: the more, the merrier! The scenery was simply divine – minus the mosquitoes who turned my legs fifty shades of red.

Author: Blurred-Heritage

Not just another child of the Congolese diaspora lost in America. More like a highly educated young woman, wife and mother with dreams bigger than this world and, an heritage as blurred as the borders of my continent. Welcome to Blurred-Heritage. I am Isis and if you like what you read and see, subscribe or share ! Bonne visite !

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