Montserrat

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Language: English
Capital: Brades
Population: 5,900
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Hitchability: Verygood.png (very good)
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Montserrat is a wonderful small island nation in the Caribbean located in a chain of islands called the Lesser Antilles. The bottom half of the island including the capital Plymouth was designated an exclusion zone following the volcanic eruptions of 1995 through 2010. Only the northern 2/3 of the island is generally inhabited, only a small number remained in some areas of the south. People are now slowly moving back into the exclusion zone.

Montserrat has Irish and African roots and celebrate the whole week leading up to St. Patrick's day. Wonderful time of year to visit.

The north of the island has one main road around it and hitching is generally very easy and the drivers extremely friendly.

The following information left here previously should be taken with a grain of salt: Hitching on Sundays can be tricky as many drivers won't pick up passengers for religious reasons.

There is a daily ferry to/from Antigua and very rarely to Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Hitching onto boats: It's easy to watch seafarers dock at the port and then wait for them once they come out of the security area. Better even is to just everyone at Little Bay if they are sailing or know of sailors. Everyone knows of everyone on this island.