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Wednesday, August 03, 2005 More about Nassau
We stayed at the Wyndham Crystal Palace, which is fine, I guess. The room was fine, just across the water, overlooking the pool, we even had a little terrace. The pool has a bar tended by, according to the hotel's literature, "flamboyant bartenders". Well, don't believe the hype. The bartenders are not flamboyant by any stretch of the imagination and they hardly tend the bar. There might be 6 or 7 of them at any given time, all busy trying to ignore you. Twenty minutes can go by without any of them paying any attention to customers. Service sucks here. The other problem is the added 15% gratuity on just about everything. A couple of times we stopped at the "deli" to get cheese, bagels and a couple of beers. We basically pointed at the plastic tray with the cheese in it and waited for the employee to toast the bagel and open the fridge to hand us the beverages. We were charged $15 for this service. And forget about food. They cater to the kind of clientele they have. Big, middle-America couples and families. A very friendly bunch, no doubt about that, but one with absolutely no discriminating taste in food. There's not much edible there. For more about the hotel, go here.
In case you think I am complaining, let me assure I am not. The beach is gorgeous. The colors of the waters are incredible. Sunday we stayed at the beach from 10.30 AM till 6 PM, going from the water to the bar, from the bar to the pool bar and back into the water. We did some sknorkeling without snorkel, took underwater pictures of little Nemos. Beautiful. Pinch-me-I-might-be-dreaming beautiful.
I found the receipt and the itinerary for Puerto Rico. Just a couple of days to go, or even one, if we do not count Friday.
Sorry to interrupt but ...
Early dinner with Annie today after a manicure/pedicure. Note to self: forget Wicked, the new toenail polish for me is Runway Reality now. Soooo pretty. Anyways, after dinner (shared a giant pizza with Annie and seriously considered giving bulemia a try afterwards) I met M.A. for a quick beer before coming home. Tomorrow we gotta go shopping for bathing suits and then I might go to a party on a boat. 11:53 PM
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