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Life in St. Maarten vs New York

I’ve been living in St. Maarten for 20 years and frequently people ask me lots of questions about what I miss by not living in the States. I’m from New York, born and raised between Brooklyn, Long Islandand the City. What do I miss? Not a heck of a lot but there are some things. Of course I miss the frequent interaction with friends and family at home but many of them tend to visit me here and I do fly up to visit them also. Only a few hours you know. Not exactly like I’m in China. Do I miss the Museums and Broadway Shows? A little but it isn’t like I was seeing shows on a daily basis up there either. Shopping? We got that here even better than New York. Restaurants? We have the best of all kinds. Nightlife? We excel at it and have things you cannot get up North.

Don’t forget we have Casinos and don’t have to travel to get to them and going to the beaches up there is not only a hassle but, frankly, there’s absolutely no comparison. I’m spoiled to death. I miss my 17 year old daughter every day but she’s down here 10 weeks a year having the time of her life.

But there have to be some other things so I’ll tell you and the first may sound funny coming from the Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean. Certain foods. Nathan’s of Coney Island Hot Dogs, White Castle Hamburgers (we have McDonalds and Burger King but you can have those), New York Delicatessens, Clams on the Half Shell (Cherrystone), Appetizing Counters at Supermarkets and Zabars, Food Courts at Malls and Blue Crabs. I miss the Sunday New York Times and knowing for sure that I can watch both the Giants and Jets games at home (Giants-Dallas tomorrow and I hope it’s on without my having to go somewhere to watch it).

St. Maarten, St. Martin has wonderful air (far better than up North) with our Trade Winds bringing us the smell of the Ocean mixed with Hibiscus and Bougainvillea but I miss the nostalgic smells of Spring and Autumn. I miss snow at Christmas time but I surely don’t miss 4 months of freezing cold, snow and ice. And that’s about it. Not nearly enough to make me want to change places. But if you’re coming down here, you can do me a favor. Go to Zabars and pick me up a couple of pounds of Belly Lox and about 10 Matjes Herrings and maybe some White Fish.

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HunnyBunny said...

Sign me up! Where so I begin??? Im from NJ, and hate it!!! Ready to move to St Maarten... 2 yrs is my deadline.

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