If you are looking for a safe spot for a vacation, you might want to consider Bermuda. It is only 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta. It has a sunny, temperate climate (70's & 80's), beautiful pink sand beaches, is very clean, and has friendly people. The only negative is that it is expensive! Everything is imported from the U.S. They grow a few crops but are unable to meet the needs of the population. Luckily, the citizens do not have to pay income tax or sales tax. The island has zero unemployment.
I assumed Bermuda was one large island but quickly discovered that it is made up of six main islands joined by bridges. There are actually 138 islands, but some are just large volcanic rocks. Bermuda is 21 square miles. Locals call the island, the Rock. There are no rental cars. Each household is allowed to own one car. Other family members have to drive scooters. You see very few bicycles. Tourists rent scooters or do as we did and buy bus-ferry passes.
The homes are pastel in color and have white molded roofs that appear to be made of concrete. They look like stair steps and
are made to collect rainwater.
Before coming here, I did not know the history of the island. In 1609, nine ships left England for the colony of Jamestown. A hurricane separated one ship from the rest, and it eventually landed on the shore of Bermuda. The survivors discovered a land of plenty. After a year, some chose to stay on the island and others went on to Jamestown. St. George is the first town that was established. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is over 400 years old.
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