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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Barbados, Land of the Flying Fish


Arrived in Barbados today. This is a very small but prosperous English-speaking island state. The streets of its capital, Bridgetown, are crowded with cruiseship tourists buying anything and everything at the duty free shops. Barbados is also one of Britain's earliest colonies in the New World and its black population are very English in their ways, hence the nickname "Little England" for Barbados. Barbados is also well known for having flying fish as one of its favourite staple meat.

Staying at Rossomar Guesthouse in the suburbs of Bridgetown but still within St Michael Parish.

On Sunday, I will fly to St Vincent and the Grenadines, another small independent island state, in the morning, do sightseeing and then fly out the same night to Grenada, also a small English speaking island country. Grenada will be my 148th country/polity and 118th UN member I have visited.

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