St Maartin/St Martin in the Caribbean.
Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
403Trip End Dec 31, 2018
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We had a bit of an adventure one night in a local restaurant. In a moment of wanting to be cosmopolitan we ordered a main course of a local delicacy - curried goat - but that wasn't the adventure. A local homeless Carib man came up from the beach very upset and went straight up to Avan and accused him of taking his wallet and money! He had something wrapped in newspaper in his hand and was waving it around. The restaurant owner rang for the police straight away while Avan talked calmly to him trying to convince him they had never met and that he had not taken the money. He eventually left but later the police arrested him and then came to get Avans statement.. It turned out that the item in his hand wrapped in newspaper had been a machete!!! Luckily we didn't know that at the time.
Then as we were thinking the drama had ended the arrested mans friend came into the restaurant and started hassling Avan and accusing him of being responsible for his mate being arrested!! After a while we managed to convince him to leave.
The goat was actually surprisingly good!