"Gros Islet Friday Night Jump-Up" Saint Lucia Things to Do Tip by bsfreeloader
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Pick up a guidebook to Saint Lucia and you are likely to see either a recommendation or a warning or both a recommendation and a warning concerning the Friday night jump-up at Gros Islet. I went by myself and, as noted in the introduction, watched in amusement as privileged tourists wrestled with contradictory feelings ? on the one hand wanting to enjoy what had been touted as a ?must see? activity and on the other hand fearing all the young black people surrounding them. I was offered drugs more than once by more than one different dealer, and there is reason to be cautious. But most of the locals who attend just want to eat some grub, drink some beer, dance, and maybe hookup. If that sounds like fun to you, you should go. If not, stay at your hotel or try hitting the jump-up at Anse-la-Raye, which is even more local in flavor and centers around the town?s fishing industry.
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