In addition to food tours and festivals, local art is another great way to learn about a country’s history and culture. The next time you visit a Caribbean country – or for those already at home looking for something new to do – stop by a local art gallery and experience a less common part of travel. Continue reading
Wednesday afternoon view of the Western Esplanade, the stretch of beach between Arawak Cay and Long Wharf, Nassau, Bahamas.
It’s July and Caribbean festivals are in full swing! If you’re looking for somewhere to go this month, check out these festivals. It’s going to be a busy July!
We’re huge fans of Anthony Bourdain and his Emmy Award winning CNN show “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown“. We’ve watched every single episode of the show with the Punjab, India episode in this past season being an all time favourite. The episode about Lyon prompted us to ask about school lunches in the Caribbean.
As a child, my father would take me to Mortimer Candies to get a bag of fresh roasted peanuts and a snow cone. It was always a treat to look at the brightly coloured candies on display. Many years later, I took my son and his friend for a visit to the oldest candy store in The Bahamas and it was delightful to see the same reaction on their faces that I had when I was a child.
I’m as big a Starbucks fan as the next person. While some bean aficionados have scoffed at what they consider the inferior quality of a Starbucks brew, I’ve been quite happy to consume copious amounts of Grande and Venti cups in my time (mostly black, sometimes cream, never sugar).
The first day of summer, as seen from the jetty at the Atlantis Marina, Paradise Island, Bahamas.