Blogs from Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas, Central America Caribbean - page 3

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Bahamas Baby...the pictures say it all!!!!!... read more
Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island
Nassau Town
Main beach


Today we were in the Bahamas and it was a brilliant day. A big group of us (me, Brooks, Brian, Marlize, Samantha, Kevin, Darnell, Jason & Ben) took the water taxi from Nasssau across to Paradise Island. We cruised past the yoga centre I’d looked at doing my teacher training at. Had I spent this year in Toronto, I likely would have saved to go there this past February. As we passed, the guide pointed it out and said how there they “don’t drink, smoke, eat meat or have any nookie-nookie”. Of course everyone laughs and shakes their heads as though they’re crazy and I just thought how much I’d love to be there. So crazy to be right there in front of where I could have been, but living in such a different environment instead. ... read more
On the Water Taxi
Fun On the Water Taxi
Approaching Atlantis


Whew! I am exhausted. These last two days on the boat have been chock full of meetings and drills and introductions that I have barely had time to unpack. To recap on the last few days, I made it safely to the Bahamas by myself where I was immediately regretting my outfit choice of jeans and sweater when I was assaulted by the heat and humidity of the area. I shared a taxi ride to my hotel with another girl and her dad(I think they took pity on me since I was alone) for the low, low price of $60. The Atlantis resort was huge to say the least, but very gorgeous considering its price tag. The first half of the day was not exactly what I was hoping for. It was hard to decipher ... read more


When we woke up early on Friday morning to catch the shuttle to Valle Nevado ski resort outside of Santiago, we were a bit salty. It isn't that Santiago is the worst place in the world or anything. But when the rain sticks you in a place for longer than you need, and you know you missed a chance to be somewhere you might not ever get to again, it's hard to look on the bright side. We hadn't skiied in several years (one of the biggest drawbacks to living in the midwest), and were happy to be going to do something. But our enthusiasm dimmed for a while during the trek. First of all, the resort is only 60 km or so away, and the books and resorts use this number to mislead you. The ... read more
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Surrounded by Mountains
Chilling in Chile


wow. all the buildings are pink here. it looks like the energizer bunny threw up everywhere!! We set sail on thursday for Puerto Rico and the journey begins. I started my malaria pills and already the vivid dreams have begun. If you've ever had a dream that seemed so real, multiply it times 100. I've never been afraid to sleep before. Mostly there just dreams filled with anxiety and nausea...hmmm. I wonder why. Could I be a little excited/ nervous? No, not Liz :) Funny enough, i had met a girl named Kerry from Doylestown before I left and we ended up sitting next to each other on the plane. Life is weird and unpredictable. Everything is buzzing with excitement as our ship is sitting in port.. it's not exactly lacking in size, either! Boarding the ... read more

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Day 2! I was awake bright and early (who wouldn’t be?), so I went out on our balcony for a couple minutes. It was warm outside with a nice breeze and you could see the entire property as the sun rose. Then I went back inside and finished my first sketch. Then my aunt and uncle woke up and I quickly changed and got my stuff together for the day. We decided to go to the Waters Edge restaurant for a buffet style breakfast. It is located in the coral towers part of the hotel and is right next to the lagoon pool and an artificial shark lagoon. The food was pretty good for a breakfast meal. After that, we walked to the entrance to the hotel to find directions to the ferry terminal, where we ... read more
Predators Viewing Tunnel
Roman Baths Pool


Day 1! We were supposed to be at the airport at about 6:00am for a 7:00am flight, but our flight was postponed until 10:00 am. A few extra hours of sleep, but that meant reaching the island later. Oh well. We decided to leave for the airport at about 8:00am instead. We reached a rental car place and dropped the car we had been driving in off there. Then we waited for a while and took a bus to our terminal where we grabbed coffee and muffins at Starbucks and a bagel from Au Bon Pan for lunch on the plane later. The plane took off at about 10:10am, pretty much on time, and the ride was about 3 and a half hours overall, which seemed like forever considering the adventures we were anticipating. My aunt ... read more
Challenger Slides
Cafe at the Great Hall of Waters




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