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Barbados Crop Over Carnival 2012: Faces & Feathers

Barbados Crop Over Carnival 2012: Faces & Feathers
Barbados Crop Over Kadooment day was marked by dancing in the streets, lively music, many feathers, sequins, laughter, and smiles of celebration. I noticed a bit of alcohol flowing as well … but that goes with the territory. I snapped a few photos and put together the short video you see...

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 & The Yacht: Whatever Floats Your Boat

Barbados & The Yacht: Whatever Floats Your Boat
Darn! How could I have missed a 118-meter-long yacht that looked like it didn’t so much sail into Barbados as landed in our port from a distant planet? I read about the Philippe Starck yacht that’s been docked here in Barbados this week on Barbados artist Corrie Scott‘s blog … she saw...

Prince Harry in Barbados: As Charming as His Mum

Prince Harry in Barbados: As Charming as His Mum
Prince Harry has previously visited Barbados for fun in the sun; right now, though, he’s here to raise funds for Haiti and Lesotho. If the Prince’s charm and  naturally friendly nature translate into the raising of funds – and they will – this will have been a worthwhile visit for...

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...

Barbados for Manhattan Home Exchange (What were we thinking??)

Barbados for Manhattan Home Exchange (What were we thinking??)
Would the quintessential New Yorker like Barbados? She'd rawther love it, of course! For a Yank-cum-Barbados girl suffering lack of Christmas spirit, it seemed like a great idea: Exchange our apartment in Barbados with another couple’s apartment in Manhattan. The switch took place on Christmas...

In Barbados, Tapas is Tops for South Coast Dining

In Barbados, Tapas is Tops for South Coast Dining
If the Three Tenors had collaborated on a restaurant instead of  “Nessun Dorma,”  they might have founded the popular new Tapas in Barbados. Instead, three Italians well-known in the Barbados restaurant scene collaborated to make beautiful food together. Barbados' Tapas serves tapas, of...

Barbados, Good Morning from Bob Marley

Barbados, Good Morning from Bob Marley
Thank you, Mr Marley Listen to Bob Marley’s “One Love” 2-09-shame-and-scandal Jamaican Bob Marley is the defacto ambassador of the Caribbean islands.  His image is ubiquitous on every island I’ve visited (t-shirts mostly, but other things as well), his music is played with joy and...