After leaving Nice, we relocated to Groningen at the very North of the Netherlands.
The Netherlands is a great country to live in for many reasons. But the weather is not one of them! Winters are long, cold, windy and damp. So we decided to escape the gray skies and treat ourselves with a transatlantic cruise onboard Independence of the Seas from 🇬🇧 Southampton to 🇺🇸 Fort Lauderdale via the Caribbeans.
First port of call was Philipsburg in Sint Maarten. It was our first time on the island of Sint Maarten / Saint Martin, and it had a bit of a special place for a Franco-Dutch couple like us. In fact, this island shares the only mutual border between France and the Netherlands!
We spent the day walking up and down the city, tasting local spirits and trying not to fall for a time share scam. All in all a fun day!