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“Left at the Coconut Tree” in Barbados

“Left at the Coconut Tree” in Barbados
Getting around the 14- by 21-mile island of Barbados by car should be easy but it’s not. At least for me. Never mind the whole driving-on-the-other-side-of-the-road thing; I’m talking basic things like Directions (convoluted). Signs (Signs? What signs?). Roads (anyone ever thought of drawing a...

Barbados: How to Spot An American

Barbados: How to Spot An American
The unzipped-jeans-to-reveal a bikini, common in Miami Beach, is a fashion that has not yet appeared in Barbados. I didn’t really notice how enormously fat and slob-ish (the two NOT being related) so many Americans had become until I moved to Barbados and began to live in a culture that is a size the...

Barbados Grocery Shopping: You’re Closed??? During Business Hours?? Why Are You Closed??

Barbados Grocery Shopping: You’re Closed??? During Business Hours?? Why Are You Closed??
Will someone please explain to me the retail concept we see here in Barbados of being closed during prime shopping hours? I went to ‘Big B’ this morning to so some grocery shopping.  It’s height of the tourist season.  It’s a Sunday, when most people are off work and would like to...

Barbados Yacht Club Loos

Barbados Yacht Club Loos
The sign in the Barbados Yacht Club ladies locker room loo Hmmm … this is what ladies see when they, um, occupy a loo at the Barbados Yacht Club ladies locker room. Makes me wonder whether men are also asked to flush after they’ve been used...