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Heading to Roatan in Jan 2011

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Heading to Roatan in Jan 2011

Anything that is a must for seeing in Roatan? We are staying in a house in Brick Bay and have access to a 4 wheel drive truck for our 12 days.

We have stayed in the Yucatan the last 2 yrs and are trying something new this year.

Anyone ever taken school supplies for the schools or medical supplies? Are they receptive?

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21. Re: Heading to Roatan in Jan 2011


While it certainly will help some in the local economy to wait and purchase things once there the truth is, Those working in such places have contacts and can do much better pricewise than a gringo on vacation, and with volume purchases if such things are locally available. There are however things that can be brought in and still be very beneficial. The notebooks i buy in the US cost me $.10 each , if you buy them on Roatan they are about a dollar, it is like this with pretty much all school supplies. As for OTC Drugs, If you shop at Sams, Costco, Etc.. then you can do quite well, Just do not buy name brand stuff or it is more costly than what is locally available.

Anything one does to help is generally appreciated, Me being a cheap SOB that tries to do a lot, I have found the ins and outs of a lot of donating.

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Yes, they are very receptive and will be pleased. I took pencils, erasers, small pads of paper, glue sticks, student scissors and children's paper back activitiy books. I looked for sales, used coupons, and searched in dollar stores at home. The items didn't take up much space in a duffle.

Edited: 3:42 pm, January 08, 2011
23. Re: Heading to Roatan in Jan 2011

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