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Vendors and locals

Montrose, Colorado
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Vendors and locals

Do the vendors and local people bother you to buy things like they do in Jamaica?

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1. Re: Vendors and locals

nothing like Jamaica, but they are increasing.

Marietta, Georgia
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2. Re: Vendors and locals

Yeah, now you may actually see, but not necessarily be approached by, one or two vendors a week on the beach....

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3. Re: Vendors and locals

We had a bad experience with a gypsy hair braider last August on Grace Bay. DR. JIM

maryland
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amateur, sorry to say it is much more frequent and annoying. Some do approach and we just tell him "Marvelous Max" is our go to guy. He never bothers anyone nor approaches. Just walks down the beach yelling Marvelous!!! totally respectful, unlike many of the others now.

Maybe just because it is high season.

Edited: 2:56 pm, March 13, 2014
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Did'nt realize that hair braiders needed to carry a union card.

Mike

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"Marvelous" sounds like The Godfather of Grace Bay. :)

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Love, love, love Marvelous Max!!! He always smiles and "yells" a special "Marvelous" our way. Just thinking about him makes my day (:

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To tcmike….I don't think you have enough hair to braid, Bub! lol

Edited: 9:00 pm, March 13, 2014
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9. Re: Vendors and locals

I suspect the vendors do not come down to the Club Med beach area very much, so I just don't see them. We do walk well down the beach frequently, almost to Beaches, but always in the (relatively) early morning so there are probably no vendors around then.

In any case, it cannot be near as bad as Jamaica; that is one of the main reasons we never returned there.

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10. Re: Vendors and locals

Definitely not like Jamaica. Just more than I am use to.