Chasing the Bahamas swimming pigs

  The first time I heard about swimming pigs years ago, I did not exactly jump up and down or thought that I would ever visit the famous pig island in the Bahamas. I grew up in neighborhoods where people raised pigs for a living…

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The Queen’s Staircase: A Bahamas landmark

Tucked in between towering 100-foot limestone walls below Fort Fincastle in Nassau, Bahamas is a flight of steep stairs is a landmark in the Bahamas--the Queen's Staircase. Brief history The British colonized the Bahamas and it became a target for others to wanted to control…

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Bus mix ups (and downs)

The dispatcher made another call and a rickshaw appeared. We were loaded into it and off we zoomed into the rain and darkness with instructions to pay the driver 200 rupees. The driver flew the rickshaw over humps and bumps while we held on for…

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Marigot Bay, Saint Martin

Beautiful day at the bay, with boats out in the lagoon.  Marigot is located on the west coast of St. Martin, the French side of the island. A few steps away from this beautiful bay is one of the most famous attractions near the bay is…

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‘Frisked’ at the Hong Kong airport

One thing about air travel that I never look forward to is having to go through TSA inspection. I have yet to meet someone who looks forward to having to take their shoes and jackets off and surrendering all their belongings for X-ray, then raising…

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An awkward temple visit in New Delhi

Some months ago, when our tour guide in New Delhi asked if we wanted a quick stopover at one of the most prominent temples in India, my travel buddy and I said "yes" right away. I normally do a bit of research on top attractions…

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Visit to the Thunderball Grotto

I first fell in love with the Thunderball Grotto back in the late 90s when I first rented the James Bond spy film "Thunderball." In my mind then, it was just another fantasy location way beyond my reach. Never in my wildest dreams or imagination…

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Here comes the plane!

Check out one of the scariest airports in the world where planes fly so dangerously low over people’s heads, yet it has become an attraction drawing tourists from all over the world. Sometime ago I and my travel buddy joined an eager crowd at Maho…

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Adelaide, a heritage village in Nassau

In the southern part of Nassau, Bahamas is a heritage village that has become a significant landmark in the history of the island. While a big majority of tourists would immediately scout the popular beaches and shopping malls, I and my travel buddy were looking…

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Barbados quickie highlights

Far away in the eastern Caribbean is the island of Barbados, a tropical gem surrounded by turquoise waters and pristine white sand beaches that makes you think everything is photoshopped. If it’s your first time to visit and if you only have one day to…

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