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    Arrow Saba People!

    Anyone from Saba on Imix or do you all know anyone from there?










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    where is that? sounds sexy

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    I know people from there...it's in the Netherlands Antilles.

    It's one of the islands in visible distance from St. Maarten.

    Actually, it's a part of the S.S.S. Islands which consists of St. Eustatius (Statia), Saba and St. Maarten.

    I've been there a few times too...camping and on trips with my grandmother.

    It's pronounced Say-Bah, landing on there on an airplane is the scariest thing you can do.

    The airport is literally on a cliff that's a little bigger than a long driveway, if the pilot misses, he can crash into the cliff coming in from the front, if he fcuks up, he can overtake the cliff at the end of the run way and crash off on the jagged rocks below, if the wind blows hard the plane may crash into the side of the cliff on landing...yeah...it's HELLA scary.

    I found it fun as a child, but would DREAD landing there today.

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    i only met 1 person from there

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingDawg View Post
    I know people from there...it's in the Netherlands Antilles.

    It's one of the islands in visible distance from St. Maarten.

    Actually, it's a part of the S.S.S. Islands which consists of St. Eustatius (Statia), Saba and St. Maarten.

    I've been there a few times too...camping and on trips with my grandmother.

    It's pronounced Say-Bah, landing on there on an airplane is the scariest thing you can do.

    The airport is literally on a cliff that's a little bigger than a long driveway, if the pilot misses, he can crash into the cliff coming in from the front, if he fcuks up, he can overtake the cliff at the end of the run way and crash off on the jagged rocks below, if the wind blows hard the plane may crash into the side of the cliff on landing...yeah...it's HELLA scary.

    I found it fun as a child, but would DREAD landing there today.
    *doubts all of this*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essiquibo View Post
    *doubts all of this*
    Why?

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    Met some Saba people while in Trinidad for Carnival in 2005.


    Real Afrikan bredren who know how to fete...kinda like Anteganz!











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    Quote Originally Posted by Essiquibo View Post
    *doubts all of this*
    Read it and weep Doubting Thomas...


    Saba, the Netherland Antilles

    One year, we rented a house on the island of Saba, a small and
    very clean island about 28 miles from St. Maartin (the island is
    half French, half Dutch). Flying into Saba's very small airport
    landing strip is the thrill of a lifetime. The airport runway is only
    1300 feet (400 meters) in length! We had not been warned (no
    one is, I guess, they all just take it in stride). Our small plane
    was full (20 passengers) and as it approached the island,
    a mountain of green trees appeared in front of us,
    and the plane did a very sharp left turn, and the pilot
    seemed to be slowing the plane (flaps?), decending to
    the teeny, tiny airstrip appearing in front of us. I took
    that moment to pray! Well, we landed, intact. And as
    they say, "We survived the landing on Saba". I found
    the T-shirt later, but no one really *knows* the thrill
    of that landing unless you have done it.
    If you are
    squeemish about planes, I would suggest you take one of the
    daily boats from St. Maartin. But, I must give them credit, the
    pilots do seem to know their jobs and do them well. We landed
    smoothly and even had room to spare.


    The Dutch on Saba are friendly people. The taxi drivers are
    superb. The Chinese Restaurant had the greatest "Sweet and
    Sour Fish Balls". There is homemade Saban Lace to buy from
    the women, and Saba Spice, a spicy rum drink. I'm not a rum
    drinker, but found that it was very good on ice cream. Everyone
    is very helpful, but everything takes second to a visit from the
    weekly cruise ships. We were taken by surprise when we had to
    take an earlier than schedules plane ride back to St. Maartin,
    and because of the cruise ship only found out we were
    scheduled to leave an hour or so before departure. What was
    to be a leisurely day of packing for a late afternoon flight,
    became a rat-race to pack up our family of five in an hour!
    Well, we made it and got to take a tour of St. Maartin by taxi,
    and had a great lunch at the airport. The seafood was excellent.


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    how can i get some chunes from saba? i tink entyce band is from deh. dem bwoys cam jam. V.I massive in dah building

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingDawg View Post
    I know people from there...it's in the Netherlands Antilles.

    It's one of the islands in visible distance from St. Maarten.

    Actually, it's a part of the S.S.S. Islands which consists of St. Eustatius (Statia), Saba and St. Maarten.

    I've been there a few times too...camping and on trips with my grandmother.

    It's pronounced Say-Bah, landing on there on an airplane is the scariest thing you can do.

    The airport is literally on a cliff that's a little bigger than a long driveway, if the pilot misses, he can crash into the cliff coming in from the front, if he fcuks up, he can overtake the cliff at the end of the run way and crash off on the jagged rocks below, if the wind blows hard the plane may crash into the side of the cliff on landing...yeah...it's HELLA scary.

    I found it fun as a child, but would DREAD landing there today.
    Is it scarier than landing in Dominica?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingDawg View Post
    I know people from there...it's in the Netherlands Antilles.

    It's one of the islands in visible distance from St. Maarten.

    Actually, it's a part of the S.S.S. Islands which consists of St. Eustatius (Statia), Saba and St. Maarten.

    I've been there a few times too...camping and on trips with my grandmother.

    It's pronounced Say-Bah, landing on there on an airplane is the scariest thing you can do.

    The airport is literally on a cliff that's a little bigger than a long driveway, if the pilot misses, he can crash into the cliff coming in from the front, if he fcuks up, he can overtake the cliff at the end of the run way and crash off on the jagged rocks below, if the wind blows hard the plane may crash into the side of the cliff on landing...yeah...it's HELLA scary.

    I found it fun as a child, but would DREAD landing there today.
    Say-Bah or saba? is smaller then Anguilla.....and dont they have a boat to take you there from St. Maarten?
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    Quote Originally Posted by direct_effect View Post
    Is it scarier than landing in Dominica?
    Unless Dominica has a more dangerous scenario than that I would say yes...the plane actually turns and slows down during decent. It's almost roller coaster-like.

    Quote Originally Posted by JAHTEE View Post
    Say-Bah or saba? is smaller then Anguilla.....and dont they have a boat to take you there from St. Maarten?
    It's spelled Saba...pronounced Say-bah. The Bah being the same sound you use in "Bah Bah Black Sheep" and yes there is a boat or boats that can take you there. You can take boats to most other islands.

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    I have a cousin that used to live in St. Maarten. She went to Saba by boat. It's a beautiful island from what I heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAHTEE View Post
    Say-Bah or saba? is smaller then Anguilla.....and dont they have a boat to take you there from St. Maarten?
    Yes, it's smaller than Anguilla. They have a ferry that takes you there. I was in St. Martin two weeks ago and I got to check out Saba and St. Eustasius(sp)

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