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

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 promote the St Lawrence Beach Condos on the...

Five Reasons You Should be in Barbados Now

Five Reasons You Should be in Barbados Now
On Saturday I awaited the arrival of three gentlemen from England who rented an apartment from me in our building (St Lawrence Beach Condos). Like everyone who stays in one of our pretty holiday rentals, when the three guys arrived they dropped their luggage and rushed to the picture window and swooned over...

In Barbados, Turtles Nest & Rum Flows … Life As Usual

In Barbados, Turtles Nest & Rum Flows … Life As Usual
While my husband Greg and I were traveling in beautiful Canada (more about this down below) these past few weeks, life excitingly carried on in Barbados. While we were away, the Fireball competition heated up. My friend Hazel took this photo; ahh, what could beat this: warm water, beautiful sunny days,...

Barbados’ Nazi Soup Kitchen is a DVD Store in the Gap

Barbados’ Nazi Soup Kitchen is a DVD Store in the Gap
A 2 minutes’ walk from where we live in St Lawrence Gap in Barbados, right across from Little Bay, is Net Shack. It’s a new DVD rental store in the Gap, having recently moved from a shopping center on the South Coast Road. Barbados' Little Bay in St Lawrence Gap. Up the street from where we...

New Beachfront St Lawrence Gap Apartment: Guests Welcome

New Beachfront St Lawrence Gap Apartment: Guests Welcome
You saw the progress (here, too) of my putting together Apartment #8 at St Lawrence Beach Condominiums.  This week’s been the final sprint before the first guests arrive:  the air-conditioning was put in, the flat-screen TV got cable hook-up, wireless Internet is working, and all appliances...

Cafe Sol & Earthworks Make Beautiful Music Together in St Lawrence Gap

Cafe Sol & Earthworks Make Beautiful Music Together in St Lawrence Gap
Some art is useful, sophisticated yet accessible, and available to anyone who passes by.  The new outside wall at the (very yummy) Mexican restaurant Cafe Sol across the street from where I live in St Lawrence Gap in Barbados is an example of such art. I’ve been watching the progression of work on the...

St Lawrence Gap Street Art: Seth

St Lawrence Gap Street Art: Seth
Many of the vendors on St Lawrence Gap have made street-selling their career.  Some have been selling their goods for a good decade or more.  I occasionally find an original and charmingly rough-hewn bauble I just can’t resist. Like Seth’s.  Seth is not only a street vendor. He’s also a...

Barbados’ St Lawrence Gap: What’s Wealth Got To Do With It??

Barbados’ St Lawrence Gap: What’s Wealth Got To Do With It??
When I was 29 I moved from Washington, DC, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I lived in Albuquerque for 13 years.  The best thing I can say about Albuquerque is that it’s easy to find a parking spot there. As a city, I didn’t love Albuquerque. But I learned something really important there:  You...

Rental Woes in Barbados

Rental Woes in Barbados
St Lawrence Beach Condos #11, "Deja Blue" I love the seaside apartment where I live with my sweetheart so much that we bought a second one that we rent out as a holiday rental property.  Both are in St Lawrence Beach Condos in St Lawrence Gap on the south coast. They sit at the edge of the...