We were assisted with beach chairs and gave him $5. An hour later he re-appeared with the offer of a cabana and pretended to be a different person, complaining about not being given more money. I would have been very impressed to see the left-over food being left for the starving children. We were told about the school, but I think that feeding the children is more important, at this stage, than education them.
Here we did the Historical Walking Tours. It way way too hot for us Europeans. They made the most of what they had, but to us it was very recent history. We were glad to get back on board away from the hassle around the port, especially the stilt-walkers.
One bar after another, reading menus about which we knew nothing, and enjoying the sea. What spoilt it for us, was being asked for tips before they left us off at the pier. Wouldn't recommend it to anybody, unless you were very young and wanted to get smashed in the afternoon.
A most interesting journey, and a fascinating history of the island. An insight into the two different sides and the economy of each. Only down-side, and this is just being super-picky, was that we couldn't avail of the beach stop, as our bus was only two weeks old and sported upholstery instead of plastic seats, so didn't want to sit on the seats while wet!!!! Otherwise, a very worth-while excursion.