Monday, January 23, 2012

10Jan Bridgetown, Barbados

We met Diane and John at the front office in the morning.
Bridgetown is the island’s capital located in south east of island and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site on 2011.
Island itself is quite flat compare to Dominica but it looks much more civilized and cleaner with bigger population of 250,000.
Number one export is sugar.
As we walked out of the cruise terminal, there were lots of local taxis lined up for us.
After short negotiation with one of them, we hired a van taxi for just four of us.
The driver’s name is Arthur and he is happy to show us around the island as requested.
He spotted where Tiger Woods got married in beautiful suburb ‘Sandy Lane’ before stopping at the historic oldest church in Barbados ‘St James’ built in 1626.
We have driven around few uptowns, luxurious resorts, golf clubs and apartment complexes surrounded by beautiful palm trees and coastal view.
View of whole island, coast and Atlantic Ocean from the island’s highest point was impressive after driven around lots of sugar cane field.
Arthur suggested that we should try their national dish and rum punch in town.
We agreed on and came back to Bridgetown and went to small local restaurant.
Their national dish is Flying fish and Cou Cou.
Cou cou looks like mashed potato and made out of flour and okra.
Flying fish was most delicious.
Friendly waitress got us tried few local soft drinks.
All of them have quite unique flavor that I am not familiar with.
So I settled with local beer the ‘Banks’ which was nice.
We all sat and enjoyed our exotic lunch with Arthur.
He later dropped off at local beach called Carlisle bay.
The beach was beautiful and long with sugary white sand.
There are no pebbles and rocks around and backed by lots of pubs and restaurants.
It was sunny afternoon and the turquoise color water was pleasantly warm enough.
We all swam for half an hour and enjoyed sandy beach for few minutes before we slowly walked back to the cruise terminal.
Tonight’s entertainer was British comedian Paul Adams.
He was very fast talker but funny enough.

Grand entrance of a resort in Sandy Lane

John, Greg, Diane and Heo in front of a church St. John’s Parish

The Atlantic Ocean view from St Johns church

The view from the Highland Adventure center at the highest point of whole island below

Friendly waitress from casual restaurant called Mustor’s we had lunch at.

Beer was gooood!

National dish ‘Flying fish and Cou Cou’

Carlisle Bay beach

Water temperature was beautiful, too!


Colorful shop fronts on a street

Party time with rum!!!

The Bridge made this town’s name comes from

Mariner in city center

Town center

On our back to the cruise terminal in Bridgetown

1 comment:

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