Barbados 2007

Summer vacation 2007

Ahhhhhh. After more than 2 long years of work and school, I’m having my well deserved vacation. I’m off to visit my family in barbados (most of my family from both sides lives in the Caribbean) and how sweet it will be.… Read the rest

Barbados 2007 – The first few days

Alrighty. I’m back, digitally. Still in Barbados. We’re right in the middle of the Kadooment (Crop Over) festival, Barbados’ most important festival. Caribbeaners take festivals and parties MUCH more seriously than north american folk, so while Barbados could comfortably fit in Ottawa, there is more celebrating cumulatively than there is for Canada day 😀 Needless to say, they keywords are “Party Hearty” and the local bars are bringing home the bacon.… Read the rest


Man today was awesome. I’m a bit tired and washed out, but here goes. We woke up at 6:00 to get ready, got sunscreened and costumed up and took a bus to the starting point for 7:30. our band marched around on the stage a bit (my family saw us on local TV) and then we commenced our streetdance to Spring Gardens from 8:30 to 1:30.… Read the rest

Fun in the sun

And perhaps a bit too much, because now I am totally sunburned from head to toe, despite wearing sunscreen. Yesterday was a blast though; my family and I (cousins and brothers) took a scenic cruise up the west coast of the island on a Catamaran.… Read the rest

The Woodpecker’s Pub

Owwwww. Retrospectively, trying to get my money’s worth when arriving with only an hour of free drinks left wasn’t such a hot idea. Topping it off with a few beers at my cousins’ beach house shortly afterwards was even worse. Mind you, a great concoction was conceived last night – Sprite & (Banks) beer.… Read the rest

Homeward Bound

The weekend past was rather eventful – the perfect way to end a swell holiday. Friday was Dad’s birthday and we went to… Bert’s Bar! Furthermore, Bert happens to be the brother of our pharmacist, and both brothers are good childhood friends of my Dad.… Read the rest