Furry, Feathered, 4-Legged, No-Legged Citizens of Barbados: Part 2

May 29, 2017

A friend recently shared a link to one of those tucked-away, lesser-known spots that proves itself to be a definite must-see. The Facebook pictures of nervous hands holding scaly reptiles for the camera and children’s faces bunched around feeding animals truly make it one such place. So last month, I packed the godchildren into the car and […]

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Furry, Feathered, 4-Legged, No-Legged Citizens of Barbados: Part 1

April 22, 2017

This Easter break I wanted to take my godchildren sightseeing and after receiving some parental advice, decided on the Barbados Wildlife Reserve for the first excursion. Apart from the reserve’s neat set-up and the peaceful environment, admission also gets you into the Grenade Hall Forest and Signal Station right next door. Two for the price […]

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Sea Turtles Crossing

Precious and Protected: The Sea Turtles of Barbados

January 11, 2017

Originally written for Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine. Re-printed with permission. One evening as I was nearing the end of my jog on the boardwalk on Barbados’ south coast, I noticed a crowd gathering and peering intently at something in the sand just up ahead. Small pockets of people dotted a rough line crossing my path from one […]

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How Far We’ve Come in 50 Years, Barbados!

January 7, 2017

On the last day of my mom’s recent visit to Barbados, we were walking to nearby Dover Beach when she started recounting her days at Cable and Wireless (C&W, one of two phone companies at the time) in the 60’s. It’s always a pleasure to see how much she enjoys telling stories from back in […]

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Good Afternoon from Pirate’s Cove, Barbados

November 29, 2016

My photo sequence of a day at the beach always starts with a picture of my legs stretched out towards the sea. Sand-dried toes silhouetted against blue water curling over with white waves, my goal is to make the viewer jealous with awe. This day was no different: it found me at Pirate’s Cove on […]

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Barbados Museum of Parliament and National Heroes’ Gallery

October 11, 2016

The wooden door closes quietly behind me to shroud me in a soft yellow light diffused gently on brown wooden floors and the various “browns” of panels, pin-ups, and “preserves” that will lead me through Barbados’ history for the next two hours. Welcome to the Museum of Parliament, an interactive showcase of Barbados’ political history from […]

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On the Potter’s Wheel at Highland Pottery

October 11, 2016

I had been twisting and turning through narrow, rocky countryside roads flanked by encroaching sugarcane field bush for over an hour. The only thing burning me more than the sun’s scorching heat beating through my car window was the question of when I would arrive. Thirty minutes later, I turned into peaceful Chalky Mount, St. […]

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