Blogs from Bridgetown, Barbados, Central America Caribbean


WAFA –The World Association of Floral Artists was founded in 1981 to reinforce the bonds of friendship among the various members and provide a forum whereby members can exchange ideas and trends in flower arranging. The care and conservation of natural resources and the environment are also important considerations. Every three years another member country undertakes the management of WAFA and produces an International Floral Art Seminar and an International Design Competition for floral artists. Barbados through the local national Flower Club BAFA INC ( Barbados Association of Floral Artists) will be hosting WAFA. Looking forward to visiting the beautiful island of Barbados and meeting Flower Arranging friends from around the world.... read more
Our home for next 10 days Hilton Hotel - Bridgetown
Beautiful Caribbean Sea
Relaxing another day

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown January 12th 2017

Madeira 6th January Arriving into Funchal on a warm winter, but their spring morning, it was though we hadn't been away. This was our final stop coming home in 2016.The island is noted for its scenic splendours and Madeira wine. After a shuttle into the town centre, the first thing to notice was that Christmas is still going on. The municipal gardens were still decked with all the lights, father Xmas and his reindeer and sleigh. We were leaving before dark so we weren't able to see it all lit up. The P & O ship Ventura berthed behind us and they were staying until late evening so they would see all the harbour lit up with the lights.Rather than take the tours or the hop on hop off buses which we did on our last ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown October 30th 2015

Geo: 13.11, -59.61Our third Caribbean port was Bridgetown, Barbados. We docked there about 7am but it was after 8 when we were given the all clear to leave the ship. We had had breakfast so about 8-20am we disembarked without the crush of the last two ports. At the Terminal it was far more organised with a taxi dispatcher taking charge. A Best of Barbados tour was advertised at $US25 each but when we asked we were told that you needed a group of about 14 for that price. When we said we just wanted to go by ourselves we were told $US 80 in total for two and a half hours. That sounded good to us as the onboard tours were at least that per head.Our taxi driver was Anne. She wanted to know what ... read more
The Pipe organ in the church
The Church Bell
St  Nicholas Abbey

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown December 13th 2014

Saturday 13th December, 2014 - Barbados, West Indies On the Friday night we made our way to some friends who live in Epsom who had kindy offered to put us up for the night, store our car and act as taxi service the next morning. Thanks Rosemarie and Philip. The flight left without a hitch, the airport having caught up with the flight delays from the evening before (when a computer failure had caused all of London's airspace to be shut down)! We travelled on a Boeing Dreamliner which was a first for us. It was quite nice with plenty of leg-room and daylight. We landed after 8 and a half hours and disembarked straight onto a coach which took us to the ship which took about 40 minutes. We had time to go in to ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown November 24th 2014

Two words for Barbados: expensive and touristy. These two adjectives aside, Barbados was a great island with beautiful beaches and bathwater-warm water. The day we arrived it was pouring rain so there wasn’t a ton to do. I got off the boat in the morning and walked into Bridgetown to see what it had to offer. Within minutes I was soaked from head to toe and walking around didn’t seem as appealing anymore. Danielle, Shivani, and I popped into Mmmmm….I Like I Like (yes that was the actual name) for some lunch. I had some of the best chicken there and started to understand where the restaurant’s name came from. Later that afternoon a pack of us headed to the hotel to check in for the night. We piled twelve people into two rooms, along with ... read more
In The Water
Diving Off The Top
Glass Bottom Boat

Geo: 13.11, -59.61Friday, March 14, 2014BarbadosAfter our ship left St. Lucia yesterday, we sailed south between St. Lucia and St. Vincent, south of Cape Moule a Chique. We went southeast across the Tobago Basin to Barbados.Though we've never been to Barbados, and not knowing anything at all about it (I've always thought of it as kind of scary) we decide to do our own thing. We even have a plan. Yes, we are slow learners. Hahaha!After a quick breakfast of bagels and peanut butter and plain yogurt and some fruit, we walked off the ship around 9am. It was only a 10 minute walk to the bus depot. After a short wait, we hopped a bus to Holetown - bus fare $1 US each. (This bus also goes to "Pie Town" and that sounded very tempting!) ... read more
School of Tangs
Pokey and Gumby are having a great time!
Bus stop - To Town

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown January 28th 2014

In a few days we will be starting our journey around seven of the Windward Islands in the southern Caribbean Sea. Our first stop is Barbados, where the current temperature is 26C. We plan to use small planes and ferries to get between the islands. Our first hop will get us to St Vincent and then we'll head south down the Grenadines - Bequia, Union, Carriacou and Grenada. Then a final hop will take us to Tobago. There is a map of our planned route below. More once we are on our way.... read more

Geo: 13.11, -59.61Having finished with Brazil, we're heading for home with a couple of Caribbean stops on the way. First up is Barbados, formerly a British colony and currently one of the more popular island stops (particularly for those overpaid types whose sole contribution to world peace is bouncing a ball or singing a song)- the islands' most recent claim to fame was the hosting of the Tiger Woods wedding. We turned Don T loose on a chatty cab driver/tour guide and he beat him down to a reasonable all day fare for the four of us and a couple of other new friends. Not having seen any monkeys since Sri Lanka (with the exception of few hairy dress-wearing gorillas in Salvador) our first stop had to be the Green Monkeys of Barbados (apparently in a ... read more
Our Pirate Ship
Ocean View
Former Slave Home

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown December 29th 2012

Well, actually it was a blue ticket, but I was just as excited to get it. The father of a lady I know in Barbados owns race horses, and one of his colts, a two year old maiden named Stratford’s Lad was scheduled to race at the Garrison on Boxing Day. (By the way, in the context of horse racing, “maiden” refers to a horse that has yet to win a race. It has nothing to do with the animal’s gender.) A couple of days before the race, my friend pulls me aside and asks if I am still planning on going to the races. “You bet” I replied, “wouldn’t miss it.” She then hands me an Owners’ Guest pass which not only allows me entry into the grandstand, but also into the Owners and Trainers ... read more
Rahy Stormello
Lady Quill

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