Paradise Induction Chapter 6 – Extract 8
The town was vibrant with activity. There was a build up of traffic and many—obvious—cruise ship passengers in their bright, holiday clothes. Male and female residents were easily distinguished by their apparel of shirts, trousers, and shoes. There was a huge mix of people too—I overheard American accents, British accents, and South African and knew from my prior visit that these were the principle nations that made up the ex-pat community. The islands were comprised of around ten thousand native to the island and twenty thousand ex-pats, creating a huge diversity.
Coming deeper into the centre of the town area, I passed the massive detached buildings housing the major banks in the area. There were large department stores and many medical units with their own private pharmacies.
I tried not to look around too much—every movement was making me hotter and more dehydrated. My throat became dry and my stomach rumbled.
Coming to a very open area, one huge glass building stood at the centre of a massive car park—the administration complex.