"Carnival" - US Virgin Islands

Episode 106


The Festival

"It's Carnival baby!" Those words sum up this April finale to Carnival season. Non-stop action to the beat of calypso music, this show is lively and definitely colorful. This Fantastic Festivals program covers a variety of fun activities: The food fair with its Caribbean tasty dishes, the Calypso King contest, the wild early morning J'ouvert party and the race boat competition. The two highlights of the Carnival are the children's parade followed the next day by the very impressive and action filled adult's parade.


Off the Beaten Path

 Off the Beaten Path: Leaving St Thomas, the crew travels to the Island of St John where they visit an ecologically friendly resort called Maho Bay. Next stop is the Island of St. Croix for some deep sea sport fishing, a visit with bush doctor Ras Mulumaba who shows off the natural "pharmacy" that grows wild around the ruins of an old sugar plantation, 


Culinairy Delights

For food lovers, the US Virgin islands is a feast.  One of the carnaval activities is the food fare.  It’s an opportunity to gather and taste some of the best Virgin Island specialty dishes.  Miss Kitty invited us to her birthday party on the beach, chicken on the spit, fried fish, macaroni and cheese are all on the menu.  Sigal learned all about Johnny cakes, how they are made and how they taste.  On St. Croix we learn about the sugar cane industry and taste fresh cane juice from a local farmer.  Finally we go to Harvey's on St. Croix for some home cooking.  Harvey's is famous because former Pro Basketball superstar Tim Duncan used to wait tables there.