Question 1. If a girl is connecting through Miami to visit Cuba upon returning to Miami where is the next logical stop for a delightful end to her summer travels? The Bahamas!
Question 2. What’s the point of going to uni and making friends from different countries if you’re never going to visit them in their home? I personally cannot answer that one because it’s an unconscionable thought!
Now that we all know I don’t actually go to school to learn but rather to make friends with the sole interest of having a more authentic experience in a foreign country, we can begin. I ate every traditionally Bahamian meal that was offered to me and that is MAJOR as I’m a very selective eater as in, is that gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, read the back of the carton selective. However, I was boosting long before I got there about how I’m ready to be a local so I ate my stomach full, quite happily.
Here’s the list of things that you must taste:
- Conch- fritters, conch salad, conch snack… (The list never ends)
- Souse (which by the way is not pickled pork as we would think in Barbados when hearing souse, it’s chicken prepared in a broth)
- Johnny cake
- Baked macaroni ( Don’t even go telling tales of macaroni pie! Even though they’re basically the same thing.)
- Grits ( Medea taught me that grits is what you throw on your no good man followed by the swing of a frying pan. Turns out it also doubles as a staple for a true Bahamian breakfast. It is very filling, great for long days!)
- Daiquiri from twin brothers restaurant
- Switcha- it’s like limeade
Places you must see in Nassau and Paradise Island:
- Cabbage Beach
- Adastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservatory
- Atlantis Hotel- pay for a day pass to go on the water rides, it’s worth it!
- Junkanoo in Marina Village- if you’re not in town on boxing day, Christmas or new years for the massive one.
I wasn’t running around trying to do everything and see everything because for my last vacation spot I wanted to do that crazy thing called relaxing! Also island hopping is for the deep pocketed. I vacationed like a true university student and I loved it! I love my friends, their families and all the my friends’ friends I stole! According to the locals,
Must see places for folks with monthly salaries:
- Blue Lagoon Island to swim with the dolphins
- Bimini for gorgeous beaches
- Exuma- home of the swimming pigs
- Half moon Cay for the serenity & beautiful landscape
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“The secret to success is making your vocation your vacation.”- Mark Twain