Traveling to Nassau?

Attributed to lyng883

Attributed to lyng883

I was chatting with a friend the other day and realized I haven’t travelled very much during this year. My year has been filled with short day trips to different cities within VA, a week trip to Tampa, but nothing too far. I miss the old days. I long to surf the waves, listen to the ocean, and watch kids build sandcastles.

I vow this day, that 2011 will be the year I get a couple new stamps on the passport.

I have a few places in mind, but not too sure how that will work out. We will see. One place for sure is the Bahamas. I went there a few years ago (although it’s not a new place) and had a blast. My passport is just itching to be inked.

Now, I just have to remind myself of the lessons learned while there! (There were so many.) Actually, here are a few things that I remember. You can use these too, if you decide to go to Nassau.

Some things to remember:

  • Make sure you learn the colors on the license plates of cars; it determines whether the car is a taxi or a personal vehicle
  • Never go anywhere by yourself, there are dogs everywhere and they are scary
  • Check out their rugby team, they’re phenomenal!
  • The guys WILL hiss at you (this means they like you)
  • Learn how to bargain! They have really great things, but far too pricey
  • The children will come up to you on the street to sing and dance, make sure you have some change
  • The natives will think you have a lot of money because you’re there vacationing
  • The natives are not allowed to gamble, don’t think about inviting them to the Atlantis to do so

Overall, though, Nassau Bahamas is a pretty cool place. I have memories that I will never forget. Actually, my next posting will be my banana boat adventure. Stay tuned!

Safe travels!

Lakia lives, breathes, and sleeps learning of other languages, cultures, and nationalities; she has lived and studied abroad at La Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico. Although, right now, she only travels within the United States (she is working on her Doctorate degree) she still has vivid memories and experiences about her travels abroad. From how to apply for a visa to what not to wear, she gives her readers advice, tips, and suggestions on how to have fun and safe travels. You can also check out more of her writings at:

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