Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: BARBADOS
Bar to the Ba to the Dos!
GREETINGS from BARBADOS!!
I'm a first timer here and I am at yet another island that is new to me and full of beauty for me go out there and explore!
TODAY, we will tour and sightsee the East Coast of Barbados. Seeing Cherry Tree Hill, where we will have a panoramic view of the highlands of the Scotland District; Morgan Lewis Windmill, the last sugar windmill to operate on Barbados; Cattle Wash, known for its curative climate; Bathsheba, with its gigantic boulders and waves breaking upon them; and St. John's Parish Church, where we will enjoy a wonderful view of the entire East Coast.
Then we’ll make your way across country, traveling through the Garrison Historic Area, built in 1806, and on to Copacabana on Carlisle Bay.
With white sand and turquoise water, this beach is a real slice of paradise. At Copacabana, we will be provided with a welcome drink along with a beach chair and umbrella. Carlisle Bay is a marine park with 25 shipwrecks hidden below its surface.
Then on our way back to the port we will pass through Garrison Historic Area and the capital of the island, Bridgetown.
Sounds like a total BLAST-A-ROO!
Now here are some things about Barbados that you might not know:
TOP 15 FACTS ABOUT BARBADOS
Barbados has the third oldest parliament in the world, with uninterrupted parliamentary governance since 1639.
Bridgetown is the capital and the largest city in Barbados.
Barbados is 21 miles long and a smile (14 miles) wide!
Population: Approximately 285,000
The name 'Barbados' is derived from the Bearded Fig Trees once found in abundance on the island.
Barbados has pure drinking water and was the first Caribbean island to have piped water.
Currency is the Barbados Dollar
An island in the Atlantic about 300 mi north of Venezuela
Has always flown only the British Flag, until achieving its independence in 1966.
The highest point in Barbados is 1,100 feet. This doesn’t even compare to the tallest building in the world which is 2,700 feet high!
In Barbados you drive on the left side of the road.
“Pride and Industry” is the Motto of Barbados
You’ll notice that many houses in Barbados are half-painted – this is done in order to pay a lower land tax bill. If only half-painted, the building is said to be under-construction and too incomplete to pay full tax.
It is believed that the grapefruit was created in Barbados sometime in the 1700’s. It was exported to Florida in the 1800’s and then spread to the rest of the world.
Barbadosis the 3rd most developed country in the Western Hemisphere after the US and Canada.
And jsyk (just so you know), I was just floating out at sea yesterday. I know that Dave really enjoys days like that and luckily on a cruise ship there is always plenty to do, to keep a busy bee like me entertained!
However, as you might be wondering...Where are all of the pictures?! Well, I did have some technical difficulties uploading while at sea. I apologize and strongly believe that I will be able to post my pictures by tomorrow...
I'll be back tomorrow from St. Lucia with all of the SCOOP from today in Barbados! You're not gonna want to miss out... So just in case you aren't already subscribing to the Daily newsletter - please do!
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Time for me to go hit the streets of Barbados! -T
Elisa's Daily Scoop NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: SEPTEMBER
W2GW in Boston
Good Day Folks!! Happy Hump Day! Wow, Wednesday got here fast this week.
As I'm gearing up for some fun long weekend trips this Fall, one of which will be Boston(stay tuned for Travelin' Tuesday next week when my Boston Trip will be in the spotlight), I decided it would be fun to put Boston in the spotlight today for W2GW.
I know I said yesterday in my blog that I was going to tell you about NYC tours I will be taking, but since that is not until the Fall, I will save the information for next Wednesday.
With only a few more weeks till the official end of Summer, I found a nice array of activities happening in "Beantown" over the course of the next few weeks!
BOSTON SKYLINE (credit: commons.wikipedia.org)
However, before I do, let me tell you about my day and evening YESTERDAY:
It was a MISERABLE day weather-wise. The rain cut into my bike riding, walking and meditation down by the dock. I was stuck in side while the girls were horseback riding.
Even the outdoor umbrellas took umbrance to the weather, not wanting to stay upright with all the rain!
Gonna have to fish that out
After collecting the girls from horseback riding, we headed back to Nassau, yet again, so I could attend the orientation last night for a new volunteer opportunity.
The place is called Momma's House. Momma's House is a home for young mothers aged 18-23 years and their babies. For approximately two years, the young mothers at Momma's House continue education or vocational experience interrupted by pregnancy. The goal is for these young women is to become independent - learning how to support themselves and their children.
I have wanted to do something meaningful for a while - something that would not only benefit me and my children; something that would allow me to give back for all the blessings I have been given in my life. Working with this charity resonated with me and so, I decided to get involved.
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There are a great many ways to help out whether it be to assist with childcare, tutoring and teaching, expert workshops, mentoring, fundraising and transportation, to name a few.
I'm very excited about taking a journey of the soul and embarking on this new charitable endeavor!
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Today, I spent a great deal of time down by the dock to write- just love the views from out here in Eastport!
BOSTON HAPPENINGS & FUN "TO DO'S"
Boston is one of those cities that has it all - history, food, culture and touristy fun!!
25 Things To Do in Boston
1. Enjoy free outdoor movies during a 6-week series in Christopher Columbus Park - see Sabrina (August 16th) 2. Climb the 294 steps to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument 3. Tour the USS Constitution 4. Sample some chocolate during a Taza Factory tour 5. Check out the new Waterworks Museum 6. See the antique fire trucks at the Boston Fire Museum 7. Visit the Museum of National Heritage in Lexington 8. Ride a carousel at the Frog Pond or on the Greenway 9. Eat at one of the many Faneuil Hall Marketplace Food Court booths 10. Enjoy a self-guided walk along the Freedom Trail 11. Try a bunch of different flavors at one of the J.P. Licks stores 12. Visit the Glass Flower Exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History 13. Visit the 9/11 Memorial at Logan Airport 14. Take a Harbor or River Cruise 15. Visit the Paul Revere House 16. Take a Chocolate Trolley Tour 17. Walk the SOWA Open Market 18. Have afternoon tea overlooking at the Four Seasons 19. Visit the USS Constitution Museum 20. Sample some bakery treats on Hanover Street in the North End 21. Take a walking tour of Boston 22. Take in the panoramic view from the top of Washington Tower at the Mount Auburn Cemetery 23. Visit the Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center 24. Throw tea crates over the side of a ship at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum 25. Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of Fenway Park
Are you keeping up with Tanya's Trip?! She's certainly making her way around the Caribbean!!
Hope your day is a great one!! C ya back here tomorrow!