SABA - NETHERLAND ANTILLES

i just adore Saba as it is one of the most unique islands in the Caribbean chain. The entire settlement is nestled down inside of a very large crater so that from the windows one can only see mountains and not the sea - very unusual for the Caribbean. I have visited Saba once before, a decade ago, and was not surprised to see that very little had changed.

Saba is famous for its lace making and I did buy a few handkerchiefs from a lacer who was out in the street selling her wares. We struck up a conversation. She not only told me the history of lace-making in the country, on which I will write an article, but also her back problems and how she needed the money from the handkerchiefs I bought for her doctor bills.

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WE ENJOYED A GREAT LUNCH AT SCOUTS PLACE AT THE TOP OF WINDWARD, THE HIGHEST VILLAGE. I WAS AMUSED AT THE GIRL ADVERTISING DIVING (to the left) AS SABA IS A GREAT SPOT FOR DIVERS.

I ALWAYS TRY TO VISIT CHURCHES AND CEMETARIES AS I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THE WAYS PEOPLE WORSHIP AND BURY THEIR DEAD TELL YOU A LOT ABOUT A CULTURE. SABA HAS 1100 PEOPLE AND NINE CHURCHES OF ALL DIFFERENT
FAITHS. THEY ALSO HAVE AN EXCELLENT MEDICAL SCHOOL.

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