Monday, July 21, 2014

The King's Town

Kingstown is ... 

... the capital of St Vincent and the Grenadines. 
... located in the south-western corner of the island. 
... quaint, all around walk-able and surprisingly clean. 
... inhabited by around 20,000 to 25,000 people (OMG so tiny!). 
... full of markets: fish, fruit, vegetables, art, and of course souvenirs. Because: 
... a major cruise ship destination. 
... a town with three cathedrals: Catholic, Anglican and Methodist.
    You will automatically know which one is which, by just looking at their architectural style. 
... referred to as the "City of Arches."
... a town with three main central streets: Bay, Middle and Back. No getting lost there. 
... overlooking the Caribbean Sea. 
... full of cobbled streets that let your feet feel the history. 
... home to 17 schools, one college and a UWI Open Campus. 
... surrounded by hills and mountains. 
... almost 300 years old and the area was first settled by the French. 
... cute and pretty. 

The next picture is not a nice one like the ones before and it commemorates my one big WTF?!-moment. I literally stopped in my tracks in the middle of the street and I had to take this picture: it shall motivate us all to do so many good things that we obliterate any negative news that ever comes out of our country ever again. Because, dear fellow Austrians, our reputation precedes us and it seems it's not a good one. 

They were all nice to me anyway. 


  1. The town is great ( a bit humid but that's ok) the people are extremely friendly and everything is in walking distance.