Living in the Caribbean- Tortola, BVI


Living in the Caribbean is definitely different than living in Southern California. Living in Orange County, California is extremely beautiful and there are not too many invasive bugs. Well my husband and I were living in Newport beach and were deciding whether we should stay in California or if we should move to Tortola. When we decided we were listening to the country song “Heads Carolina, Tails California”, but we changed the lyrics to “Heads California, Tails Tortola”. Well the quarter landed on tails and a week later we were in Tortola.  When we moved to Tortola, BVI there were tons of bugs. Flys, huge spiders, blood thirsty mosquitos, snakes… Pretty much what you would find in a tropical jungle that would scare you. But that is not the only thing that is in Tortola. The beaches are extremely beautiful. Cane Garden Bay is great for swimming and having drinks and food on the beach. Brewers bay in Tortola is a great place to go snorkeling. They have one beach hut where you can get a beer and a burger or hot dog, but that is it. It is a very remote beach, which is why the snorkeling is great. There are tons of different types of marine life and lots of beautiful coral. One thing you need to look out for would be the fire coral, which I grazed with my torso while swimming. It stings out of the water and gives you a bit of a rash. But another thing to look out for is the jellyfish. I still remember going into the pharmacy for some itch creme and there was a lady with jelly fish stings. Her chest and arm were extremely red because of the jelly fish stings and she looked like she was in a lot of pain. So I guess the moral of the story is be careful where you snorkel or dive and also make sure not to get too close to the coral. Other than that have fun, live the life you love, and love the life you live. 😉



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