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The Island Blog Section

While there are many topics covered here on Mail Order Monkeys, this is the place that puts the "island" in the "Eclectic Island Blog".

In July, 2015, Andrea and I took our third trip to the Caribbean, enjoying a wonderful time at the Oyster Bay Beach Resort, a beautiful resort overlooking Oyster Pond on the east side of St. Maarten. This review from our stay in Saint Martin/Sint Maartin was originally posted on TripAdvisor.com on  October 1, 2015.   […]

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Do you want to be a pirate when you grow up? Maybe you don’t want to actually kill someone and steal their ship, but most of us know at least one person we’d like to make walk the plank, right?

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The runway at Princess Juliana International Airport on Saint Martin (actually, on the Dutch side, spelled Sint Maarten) ends right at Maho Beach.  It’s a typical tourist thing to watch the planes fly literally right over your head, and also to stand up against the fence and let 747s’s engine exhaust blow you over before […]

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Yep, a beach named “Sand”, on the French side of Saint Martin.  Since I’m starting my new blog off freshly back from a trip to the Caribbean (my favorite place to go), I thought I would start with some pictures from the trip. 

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Well, why not?!?!?  Isn’t it a great name?  You’ll never forget it! Yep, there isn’t really anything deep and meaningful behind it, and you can’t really order monkeys on this site, whether via the mail or otherwise. But who thought of the name?

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