An island like no other

Trip Start Dec 01, 2011
Trip End Jan 20, 2013

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bermuda could very well have been the nicest island I have ever been to. Unfortunately, my country count will stay at 55 as this is a British colony. This country has a
little bit of everything and the only bad part about it is the price. My cheapest night here cost me $140 for a basic room and that is about as cheap as it gets on the island. My first day was in
Hamilton, which is Bermuda's capital. It has the basic shops, government buildings, city halls and churches. Every single building in this whole island is completely modern, which is really rare for islands. I have been to at least 10 island countries and Guam could compare to this, but this place was pretty unreal. It was founded in the 1600s, so it also has a lot of history. There are still some old buildings from the 1600s also. Most of the shops are very expensive.
Rolex and Gucci are a few that ring a bell. Most of my first day was spent in this city. The second day, I got up early and took a bus to the far end of the island and checked out an area called dockyard. This is where the ships dock. They have a small mall here
along with some old building from the 1700s where they repaired ships coming in. It was pretty interesting and they still do repair ships here. I took a ferry from there to Hamilton and that was pretty interesting, since I got to see all the water and islands from the boat rather than the road. On weekdays, the ferries usually run everyday to the exact opposite end of the island to a town called St. George's, but since it was a weekend, the buses didn't run there and
I had to get a ferry to Hamilton again and take the bus from Hamilton to St. George's, which is like an hour away. The airport is also located in St George. St. George is another unique little town with not a building that is out of code. It is small with not too many shops, but still on the waterfront. In the night, I went to a rugby game between Grand Cayman and Bermuda. This is a series of games that help determine the world cup qualifier. It was nothing like the Australian rugby I'm used to. The teams were not so tough, but still good to watch. Both countries are British colonies and don't have that many people to choose from to put together a team. Bermuda has only 65,000 people living here. The last day in Bermuda was a half
day and I went to the middle of the island to a place called Horseshoe Bay and it is supposed to have the nicest beach in the country and it was really impressive. It was a shame I didn't have a
lot of time to go to more beaches here and that the weather was not better. It drizzled everyday I was here. That was unfortunate because the water had three shades of blue to it. It had clear, then light blue and dark blue. It was so beautiful and one of the nicest places I have been. The country here does really well for itself.  All the other islands I have been to have kind of fallen apart and on one side of the road is poverty and the other side is nice resorts. Out here, everything is nice. They do work a lot here as the average house costs $1,000,000. The average one bedroom apartment starts at $2,000/month. I'm not really sure how the people make it here. They do have banks that do a lot of international business whereas a lot of other island countries do not do a lot of international business.

I was happy to come back home alive.  Everyone teased me about the Bermuda Triangle and the mysteries on how people die there. Planes and boats disappeared. Years ago, there was an Air France plane that disappeared and was never found.  There was an unsolved mysteries TV show back in the day about the airplanes that disappear here and are never found. They say it is
due to the magnetic field in the Earth. There are over 300 shipwrecks here and most of them are due to the reef. I guess hundreds of years ago, the ships were not aware of the reefs.   
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