Never a dull moment
Trip Start Nov 29, 2011
99Trip End Mar 01, 2012
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We survived the night without even a knock at the door, although there were a few pizza menu posted under the door, more junk mail than we get at home!
Well we had a bit of a stressful start for our standards really. It looked like an easy route into the airport considering we were staying virtually on the runway. We even followed the courtesy shuttle bus for good measure right up the airport entrance. Thats when it started to go downhill, just as we noticed the sign saying car rental returns on the other side of the road. Not a problem you might think, but given six lanes or so in either direction and flyovers going here there and everywhere no such thing as a U turn now. Well now there are signs everywhere, apart of course from the ones I needed. Ah another sign saying Car rentals but just missed it again, ended up trying to go in the staff entrance, so had to ask the guard for help
Next challenge was getting back to the airport, we were given some instructions in Spanish American and we headed off. We found the shuttle service and waited for a while until we realised all these shuttles were going to the port not the airport. I overheard some other people who had made a similar mistake being directed to the monorail and we followed suit.
Once in the airport of course our passports never work in the automated check ins so we have to queue up and time is starting to tick away now
The flight took us over the Bahamas, so many islands lined up one after another, they looked fantastic surrounded by turquoise sea. It’s a 3.5 hour flight to Barbados which passed by quickly enough.
Once we got to the hotel we had a look around, it is right on the sea front with a gate leading onto the beach. I had my first swim in the Caribbean sea, Claire saved herself for tomorrow and sat reading her book.
This evening we met up with Lisa and Alvan who Claire went to Uni with. It was great to catch up with them, it’s been four years since we’ve seen each other. Alvan being a local was escorting us to the local nightlife
We had one beer here then headed off to St Lawrence Gap, another party place. A street full of lively bars and restaurants playing loud music. Again very busy and the same great vibe. Alvan gave me the blog title tonight when he told us the moto of Barbados is "Never a dull moment", well it fits in so many ways.
Lisa had been island hoping all day starting in Caymen and transferring in Trinidad so was probably more weary than we were so we called it a day (well it was just after midnight so Claire did well)
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