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Travel Blogs from St. James
... some food and had Bajan Crab cakes and fish cakes - yum
Walked back along beach past the hotel and up to the Barbados race course just in time to catch a horse race. This area is where the old Barracks buildings are and there were lots of old cannons everywhere.
Eventually it was time to check in. We still had to wait a bit as the room was not quite ready, the hotel was very busy due to famous names staying for launch of new radio station ( Pitbull ...
... t pass we meander along the road and then back onto the beach as soon as we can.
Every now and then we see the odd person or two and as always we exchange waves, nods or a few pleasantries.
Eventually we end up at the main part of Mullins beach.
We carry on walking, picking up a couple of ice creams on the way.
We remember the area from our walks last year and head to where we'd previously seen a bar that ...
... 21 dad! All around the world!"
None of us could handle the rum punch. We fairly quickly switched to wine and beer. We sat around a table and talked with each other for quite a while. After some time, the kids got up and mingled with some of the other guests. Tyler ended up playing pool with a young man from Finland. A little while later both kids were talking at the bar with a young man from Great Britain. When the kids returned ...
... we didn't feel "catered to," but I think the type of people who stay here are the "stuffy" type who don't want to be bothered. We clearly are not like that, right?!
Next item on the agenda: ZIP LINE!!! That was an experience of a lifetime! Our guides were really the ones who made it extra great. We bantered back and forth about their "accent," which is really a dialect they said I would pick up if I were here ...
... introduced us to Filbert, the gardener, who agreed to help us out with a coconut. He grabbed a long stick and took us to the palm trees. I learned all about the coconuts in the meantime. The younger ones have the good juice, which is beneficial for your organs, while the older coconuts do not have the juice but have the meat used for cooking. He poked at some of the coconuts hanging from the tree, then took his machete to the ...
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