9 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move to the Caribbean. WTH?
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1. The heat can be unbearable.
Of course, you realize that the temperatures in the Caribbean stay high year-round. But have you accounted for the humidity? The mold never ends. Your hair will be a constant disaster. Your sweat will sweat. There truly is no way to adequately prepare your body for the onslaught of late summer heat in the Caribbean.
2. The bugs. Oh, the bugs!
The bugs in the Caribbean are literally everywhere. You can kill millions of mosquitos, and you know what? There are still millions more. There are sand fleas and cockroaches, spiders and ants. Mind your step outside so you don’t end up crossing paths with leaf-cutter ants. They’ll cover your foot so quickly you won’t even notice. And damn do those bites hurt!
3. The infrastructure may be lacking.
Potholes as big as canyons, constant power outages, slow internet when the power is actually on…the list goes on. Let’s not even discuss the red tape you’ll encounter for legal, judicial and financial matters! There’s a reason everything runs on “island time” in the Caribbean: You need an excuse for what seems like purely insane waiting and running around for such simple tasks as cashing a check.
4. Island life is like small-town living.
Everyone knows everyone and everything.
If you haven’t lived in a small town before, beware. Islands are small communities and in small communities there are no secrets. The only reliably efficient system on an island is the rumor mill, constantly feeding through fabricated lies and gossip.
5. Acquiring things can be difficult on an island.
Sometimes boats get delayed so the grocery store looks post-apocalyptic. Sometimes you pay an exorbitant fee to ship large items from the States, yet they still don’t arrive for months on end.
6. There are stray dogs and cats everywhere.
The islands have a serious problem with stray animals — there is no denying that. They will be in the road, they will beg for food at the restaurants and they will relieve themselves wherever the mood strikes. Sometimes they’re aggressive, other times they’re skittish, but you can’t really tell until you’re up close and personal.
If you live in the Caribbean what do you think about these reason?
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