|By Elizabeth Seaman on Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - 12:39 pm:|
I'm arriving mid October and am wondering about bringing food. I can probably fit quite a bit of food into my luggage. Is it worth it? Obviously perishables are out (no ice cream!), but what types of items would be good to bring?
|By Linda Richter on Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - 3:40 pm:|
Good food to bring down is prepackaged munchies. Chips, crackers, nuts can be expensive here. Munchies are the one I crave after a day of diving. Also anything special you really like: chocolate, special coffee, etc. We have most of the basic items and some very good brands both European and USA. We lack variety and certain items like Cheerios (twice in 2 years). So if you must have a certain brand or flavor bring it with you. (And bring along ziploc bags to protect everything from ants)
|By michael gaynor on Tuesday, September 14, 1999 - 3:55 pm:|
Basically food is not that much more expensive than in one of the conveniece stores at home (7-11, etc.) As Linda said, it is the stuff you cannot get here that you should bring, although I must report, the bakery at Cutltimara now makes some passable bagels!!
|By Kim on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 8:17 am:|
Please, don't anyone take this the wrong way, but why is everyone so worried about leaving things in their cars? You shouldn't leave things of value in a car anywhere so why does everyone freak out so much? The underwater fanny packs work well, check the internet if you can't find one where you live.
|By Elizabeth Seaman on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 10:32 am:|
|By Elizabeth Seaman on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 10:36 am:|
Linda and Michael,
|By James E. Thomas on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 1:12 pm:|
I wouldn't worry to much about towels and etc, we have never had a towel, tee shirt or small items messed with. I left a snorkel in my mesh bag last year hoping someone would take it, didn't happen.
|By Kim on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 1:40 pm:|
Elizabeth - glad you didn't take it wrong way, it sure did come out wrong. I'd just been reading posts from awhile ago and people were very worried about crime and we all know it's everywhere. You will fall in love with Bonaire, it is unbelieveably beautiful and the people are the friendliest -- where are you staying? E-mail me direct if you want to chat -- I can give you some great restaurant recommendations. e-mail :
|By Denise Vause on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 6:10 pm:|
|By Lorraine Meadows on Wednesday, September 15, 1999 - 9:30 pm:|
About someones concerns about their
|By Jim Goodenough on Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 2:15 am:|
> Found them on the beach, on a bunch of coral. Someone stacked up so no one would step on them.
|By Lorraine Meadows on Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 8:48 am:|
You might want to bring along "dip" mixes if into snacks.like onion soup mix or things like that. Light enough to through in your bags in a zip lock bag,which are always useful for other things too. I'm sure there is an equivelent of sorts, but alot of the things like that are in "dutch" , I go by the pictures , its interesting to translate groceris.I also bring along heavy plastic glasses like I use around the pool. They hold down in the wind on the beach(not a real problem at all), recycable,and don't break. Just a little convience. you can get alot of
|By John Hiatt on Thursday, September 16, 1999 - 9:32 am:|
The cooler is a great idea. Our Playmate cooler probably has 100,000 miles on it, not to mention sand from Cozumel, Caymans, Bonaire, etc. Its a great airplane carry-on for camera,masks and dive computers. And obviously functional upon arrival!
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