Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sur La Mer Bar and Restaurant menu

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Hair Affair Unisex Salon, Lance Aux Epines, Grenada, West Indies.

I just got a great haircut from Sandra of Hair Affair Salon in Lance Aux Epines.  It's been a while since I was able to say that.  I feel so refreshed.   ***Update- My husband, Brian just got his hair cut from Sandra today as well and boy did she do a great job. 

She's also the owner of Lance Aux Epines Apartments next door and she practically cuts all of her tenants hair (most of which are SGU students).  She definitely knows how to work her scissors and she's so down to earth.  I highly recommend her and now, so does Brian.  

Her salon is air conditioned and has loads of magazines laying around just in case you need ideas for your haircut.  Alternatively, you can also bring a picture off the internet, and I'm pretty sure she can give you what you're looking for. 

Best of all, I got my haircut the same day I called.  

Next door you will find Red Crab and Choo Light (Chinese) Restaurant if you find yourself with a big appetite after your haircut. 

Sandra Brathwaite
Canadian Trained Stylist

Lance Aux Epines
1 (473) 444-4450
1 (473) 407-3954

Click HERE to check out her Hair Salon website.
Here's a link to her website for her Lance Aux Epines Apartments- click HERE.

M-Sa 8:30am-4pm

Deep Conditioning
Color Paul Mitchell
Straighteners / Relaxers
Permanent Waves
Eyebrow Waxing

By Bus: 
From SGU, Take the Lance Aux Epines Bus.  Tell driver you want to get off at Red Crab (~7 min from school).  

By car:  
From Rubis Gas Station on Maurice Bishop Highway, take the fork heading towards intersection with tires in the middle (away from highway, away from IGA, away from Mont Tout).  Make a right towards colorful fruit huts.  In ~2 mins drive, salon will be on your right.   

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Around Port Louis and Victory Bar & Restaurant Information (Grenada, West Indies)

"Port Louis Village is the ultimate maritime resort community, offers a limited number of hilltop turn-key Villas with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and magnificent harbor and marina and lush tropical mountains. Port Louis offers a wide range of options for investors, holidaymakers, yachtsmen and prospective homeowners." 

Click HERE for the official Port Louis website

I love walking around here for fun. It's the cutest village in Grenada and best of all, there's food to buy and great views to be seen.

Directions:  From SGU take the Grand Anse Bus.  Get off at Rubis Gas Station.  Walk up around the corner towards roundabout to local bus stop.  Take a #1 bus, St. George's (2.50EC).  Tell conductor you want to go to Port. Louis.  Stop is right in front of village (past stop light on top of hill). ~8min from school.

You can find the Merry Baker Bakery there at the entrance.  Sooooo dlicious! 
Click HERE for more details.

Victory Bar & Restaurant (Port Louis)
-Hours: M-S &am-11pm
-Good for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee, Drinks
-Attire: Casual
-Walk-Ins, good for kids, good for groups, take outs, catering, waiter service, outdoor seating
-Takes: Visa, American Express, Master Card
-Phone: (473) 435 7263
-Happy Hour everyday 5pm-8pm
-Reviews on Tripadvisor
-visit their Facebook Page
Victory Bar and Restaurant
Thumbs up on their Blueberry Cheesecake!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mt. Carmel Waterfalls

Front Entrance. Brown Picket Fence below sign.
10 Things I love About Mt. Carmel 
-It reminds me of Fern Gully
-It's not a major tourist stop, which mean that it's more peaceful
-There are two amazing waterfalls, ones that you'd only expect to see on television. (They're separate from one another.  After the 1st one, double back and follow the other trail, it's hard to miss). 
-It's a family friendly hike
-You can slide down on your butt down one of the falls
-There's a faucet across the front entrance where you could rinse your shoes
-There are lots of tropical fruit trees and plants around (they vary depending on time of year- mangoes, papayas, nutmeg, banana, golden apples)
-It's not too far a drive from Saint George's
-You can swim at the bottom of the falls 
-Unlimited free natural waterfall massages

In other words, I highly recommend Mt. Carmel!

Click HERE for reviews on Tripadvisor

A few Tips and:
-Don't forget to wear sun block and bug repellent 
-You will most likely be approached by a local tour guide at the entrance.  If you're interested in learning more about your surroundings, I suggest having him escort you through the hike.  Ask him how much he charges beforehand to avoid any confusion.  Otherwise, there should be no entrance fee to trek through Mt. Carmel on your own.
-Try making a trip out on a dry day to avoid getting your shoes muddy.  If you have no choice, make sure you wear shoes that you don't mind getting dirty.  
-The time that I went, I was practically barefoot the whole way.  Having dependable shoes is not a priority. 
-Don't forget to bring a camera
-Don't forget to bring water and a snack

First Waterfall
You cross this body of water to get to the 2nd waterfall
Front of Butt slide waterfall. There's a bench where you can set your things down and have a snack. 
Driving Directions from two Significant Others:
Here's A Great MAP that makes getting there easier.

Directions #1
Head like your going to Grenville and you drive nearly all the way to Grenville. A few miles before you reach the start of Grenville you will head down a steep hillside that bends to the right sharply with advertisements painted on the rock on the left side of the road. There is a bus stop and a rum shack on the left along a side street (just past the advertisements) right along the sharp bend. Pull down the side street and you can park near the rum shack along the main road. There are usually people there to wave you in (by the bus stop) and there may or may not be a sign. It take about 45 minutes to reach Mt. Carmel from campus. Once there, it is about a 15 minute walk down the trail to the falls and you can head back down stream to a second set of falls that you can slide down. There are usually locals there willing to be you guide if you pay them, if you go on your own it is $2EC per person and you pay the guy out waving people in on the street (although I haven't always paid). If you drive too far and go all the way down the steep hill it will put you out at sea-level and you will see boats on the beach and houses on the beach on your right and several speed bumps in the road as you get close to Grenville. Turn around and head back up the steep hill and side street for Mount Carmel will now be on your right. I hope this helps because there isn't really a big production for the entry to Mt. Carmel, but it is a neat spot. Enjoy
-Troy Frensley 

Directions #2
It's a pretty easy drive, take a map if you have one. If you are leaving Lance Aux Epines turn right at the tires round about. I may not be correct in my guesses, but you should be fine. You'll head on that road awhile until you come to a T in the road. There are signs for Grenville and St. George's, take a right to Grenville. Awhilw later you'll come to an odd intersection where you can go straight, turn left, or a U turn. Take the left turn. Along the way, you'll pass some rum distilleries, clark's court and Westerhall, which are fun to visit. You'll also pass La Sageusse, which most SO's love foor the nice beach and restaurant. After the long drive of about 45 min you'll start heading down the mountain and you'll come into a sharp switchback carved into the mountain with a street that branches off the main road that continues down the hill. On the left there is a green sign for Mt. Carmel near the rum shack. You park on the side road and the entrance is a wooden gate next to the on.
-Scott Reber