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Barbados’ Chattel Houses Find New Life...

Barbados’ Chattel Houses Find New Life
Chattel House: Barbadian slang for a small , movable house made of wood. The term harks back to the country’s plantation days when a plantation owner housed slaves in these houses, which were designed to move from one property to another. Today, the island is...

In Barbados, Tourists Aren’t the Only Ones Having a Wh...

In Barbados, Tourists Aren’t the Only Ones Having a Whale of a Good Time
For the past few weeks, Barbadians have been staring out to sea. However, it’s not boats that have caught their attention, but the antics of one of Mother Nature’s biggest marine creatures frolicking in the island’s waters. The article below is from...

Type A in Barbados...

Type A in Barbados
You can take the girl out of a Type A culture but can the Type A ever, ever be vanquished from the girl? After living in Barbados for three years, I wonder. I’m not one iota more mellow than I ever was. Fortunately, here in Barbados I am blessed with frequent...

Barbados “Best for Foodies,” according to the UK...

Barbados “Best for Foodies,” according to the UK Telegraph
This morning’s Telegraph has a great “Best of” article about the Caribbean, naming Barbados “Best for foodies” … I’ll add TripAdvisor links to the places the Telegraph recommends. I’ll also take this opportunity to...

Rosey Chan: Extraordinary in Barbados...

Rosey Chan: Extraordinary in Barbados
Barbados’ Holders Season gave its audience an extraordinary gift last evening: Rosey Chan, a young British woman who plays piano like a goddess. She’s called a classical pianist but she’s actually a performance artist whose rich fabric of classical...

Almost a Bajan...

Almost a Bajan
Recently I received a letter from Barbados’ Immigration and Passport Department that reads in boldfaced type – underlined – all in caps – NOTICE OF APPROVAL OF STATUS. I am an American. I married Greg, a Barbadian citizen, two years ago and...

Barbados At 30 Below...

Barbados At 30 Below
Guest Post By Debbie Grant Have you ever tried to sit outside in the dead of winter, watch the sunset, drink wine and eat delicious appetizers on an outdoor deck?  If you’re Canadian, you probably have tried, and been successful after donning your long undies,...
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