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Our B.V.I. Adventure is designed to give our family, friends and any other interested followers a look into the life of two expatriates making their way on the island of Tortola. Tortola is the largest island in the British Virgin Islands.

So, why did we move 2,000 miles away from our home in Knoxville, Tennessee? Michael accepted a position as the director of retail and international sales for a Caribbean clothing brand.



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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

$48K Bump in the Road

When Michael and I returned to the BVI in January, we immediately noticed a new addition: a roundabout/planter thingy in the middle of the road leading to and from the airport.

If the intent was to slow down drivers who tend to speed on this long flat stretch of road (yours truly included), it didn't seem to work.  I guess that's part of the reason the new government decided to level it.  Maybe the other reason was to spite the old government? 

It was most definitely an expensive move.  Local reports reveal that the roundabout/planter thingy cost taxpayers a cool $48,000 dollars to construct.  And they're not sure what the new government spent to demolish it.


Julie R. said...

$48k, really!?! That is so insane! But I was glad to see it go, as I had almost hit it so many times, the design was completely dangerous.