The Flamboyant Hotel & Villas
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... be an independent nation, it's roots as a slave culture that eventually became free, and how it's culture influences its food and music. Some quick discussion points:
- Calypso is a style of music that originated in the Caribbean, but it originally started as a way to start rebellions against plantation owners.
- The steel drum is the last instrument to be discovered and it was created in either Grenada or Trinidad (there is some debate).
- Each ...
... harbour. I'm not going to be too quick to assume. I'm going to find out from the people themselves as I hike around their country.
For now let's turn to more cheerful things. I hear music in the room next door. A girl with an amazing voice is belting out an r and b tune. I go out to the balcony to see what's going on. I find a group of well dressed young people.
"We're auditioning for a Caribbean song contest--like American Idol. Hopefully one of us will go to ...
We have the entire morning before the ship docks in Grenada this afternoon. At ten, Anna Pavord gives her lecture on Orchids. Anna is a wonderful speaker, she manages to impart the most basic information without seeming to talk down, and her lecture is every bit as good as anticipated. A few orchid facts: there are 25,000 species of wild orchids + thousands of hybrids; orchids are grown in mainly two bands-in the ...
... curly beans, nutmeg, cinnamon, almonds, vanilla. There was also a fish market, meat market and abattoir next door which probably would get animal rights screaming! They didn't like their photos being taken and gave me the big wrist shake! I didn't argue as the cleavers in hand were ominous. Further on the street guys trying to sell land crabs. Look strange and the tale of where they eat and feed off dead dead bodies from cemetery's leaves me crossing the ...
... band was playing a "Harry Belefonte" tume which I just love so which I happily listened to until our coach arrived. Turned out that 2 other buses had already left and ours was number 3 … we had 13 passengers but TBH, the seating was only good for about 4 or 5 couples as the wheel hubs got in the way of where feet would normally be and the seats at the front would result in your kneecaps around your ears !!
Off we went through ...