Checking in mix-ups and mishaps

I like flying, but like most travelers, the checking in process at the airport is one of the aspects that I find less appealing. I just want it to be over and done with as fast and as soon as possible. I was heading to George Town, Exuma Island in the Bahamas from Nassau with a…

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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 while making the lives of people in the neighborhood a…

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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 the island, hence three forts were constructed to protect the…

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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 did I ever think I would set foot in the…

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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 for something different. We were looking for the back roads…

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The Exuma Cays from above

The Exuma Cays in the Bahamas boasts of flawless, foot-print free white beaches and sapphire-blue water everywhere, an exotic spread of 365 cays and islands just a few minutes off Nassau by plane. The Exuma Cays is divided into three major areas– the Great Exuma, Little Exuma, and the Exuma Cays. Seeing it from an…

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Visiting a Bahamas fort

The historical Fort Charlotte in Nassau is what I always envisioned forts should be—an imposing structure located on top of a hill surrounded by a moat, with thick walls and dungeons with a draw bridge, except that the moat is dry. You can walk all around it. Fort Charlotte, a British colonial era fortress, is…

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