@Easterly: I believe the Niagara is on the first or second pier in Orleans. I don't know what the inside looks like, but the price
seems about right. If you see anything else that looks promising, please let me know.
@Denverd0n: So far, the USVI is the place to go for employment
. My Spanish is working knowledge, though I shudder to think of rapid arguments in that language. Initially, work would be for service
industry, but possible attending the Land School
the year after. From the research
I have done, it's a needed skill in the USVI and cruising ships in general. I'm curious as to the work permit
process in foreign countries, wondering if it's any easier to starting a business (LLC?) and making it through the red tape
. So far, it's a pipe dream, but it appears that I am in good company!
@Osirissail: Thanks SO much for the detailed travel plans! I have picked up VanSant's book and am enjoying it thoroughly. This is the Thornless Path? As to the pleasures/dangers to a young man, I'm a native New Orleanian. It's a BIT different from the rest of the US, but still much different from the Islands. Perhaps a nice middle ground? Stories I could tell you about my Mexico
excursions - Oye.
When you speak of down island, is this Venezuela
As to crime, NOLA and the USVI (from what I've read) are similar in those aspects. What's the CCW permit regulations
on USVI? Or is this even necessary? It seems that, other than the Bahamas
, PR and USVI, it's not allowed.
What's the (What would I call myself if I worked there?) community? Close-knit? Friendly? As to employment
, would it be worth gaining Master Diver certification
and getting employed as a second gig? Thus far, bar tending, waiting tables and hospitality jobs are in the forefront. Is there a market for Marine
Thanks everyone who has commented thus far! I appreciate the outflow of support as I'm gathering information for this milestone!