23 April 2018 | Grenada
The first thing I looked for when docking at this port was the tourist map. Based on the schedule, that was the only time I would be in this country so I wanted to make the best out of it. The first spot I went is Fort George. The distance was just less than 1 km. Little did I knew, the road was not flat. Walking on a steep road under the hot Grenada sun was indeed amazing.
Fort George is the oldest fort in Grenada. It was built by French at 1705. When the gate was seen, my enthusiasm was back. It wasn’t the building that impressed me the most, but the view. The panoramic landscape from the fort was awesome!
I was amazed by the view of Carniage Bay, a horse-shoe-shaped harbor where small boats were docking. The colorful houses on the hill and the clear blue sky made the beautiful background. The location of the Fort offered a great bird’s eye view.
On the other side of the fort, there were cannonballs pointing to the sea. From here, we could see the cruise ships. A lot of visitors took pictures here.
I continued walking around the town in St.George, the capital city. One building attracted me. It’s the House of Chocolate at Young Street. Grenada is famous for its cocoa and chocolate.
The building is dominated with red bricks. Half of the wall is covered by the painting of cocoa plantation process. There is a mini museum where we can find out about the processing of cocoa to chocolate. Some pictures and illustrations are neatly displayed.
Dain James, a friendly guide was giving an explanation to the visitors. The cocoa seed is originally white before being produced into chocolate. They also produce the cocoa butter. Dain and the locals use it as the natural moisturizer. When he found out I am from Indonesia, he joked and said that I was a business spy. Yeah, Indonesia is one the competitor of cocoa export in the world, haha.
There is Cocoa Lime cafe where the visitors can enjoy the chocolate products. A glass of ice chocolate was my savior during that hot weather. I also went to the corner where they also sell the souvenirs and gifts.
My friend joined me at the town and we rent a taxi to Annandale Waterfall. The green and tropical forest welcomed us. Unfortunately, the water debit was very little at that moment.
There was a small community of locals doing the jumping show. They climbed to highest spot close to the waterfall. Before jumping, they were singing and asking the crowd to cheer.Then, they jump all the way down to the water. The height was around 10 metres. The tip was expected for this show.
We went back to the port while enjoying the fresh breeze of the tropical forest. Even, I was there for only one time, I can say Grenada is one of my favorite port!