Things You Find At The Beach

Walking along the beach is one of the best things about island living. The white sand and the range of azure and dark blue colours of the ocean cannot be beat. You expect to find many things on the beach such as picnic rubbish, empty sun lotion bottles and plastic bottles but sometimes the beach …

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Mi Dushi Aruba

We first came across the word Dushi when we first visited Curacao a couple of years ago. When we were exploring the island we came across large letters of the word Curacao and beside it was also the word Dushi. We had no idea what was the meaning of Dushi was but snapped a photo …

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Our First Aruba Carnival

Our first Aruba carnival is over and thoroughly enjoyed. Carnival season in Aruba is held during the month of February and a great way to get over any lingering Christmas blues. Aruba’s carnival goes back to the 1920’s when the Lago Oil Refinery brought in immigrants, mainly from Trinidad, with a culture of carnival. Trinidad …

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20 Survival Tips For Living On A Tropical Island

Island living is not all sunsets and cocktails.   You need a few survival tips to stop you fashioning a friend out of an old football and calling it “Wilson”.   These tips are not the ship wrecked survival guide but are for those of us who lived in larger countries and cities before setting up home …

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Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Aruba

A few months into living on the island of Aruba and I am still in awe of the variety of the shops here.  For a small island, there are a great assortment of stores.   When you are visiting as a tourist you are mainly concerned with where you can purchase basic groceries, rum, beer, sun …

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Another Year, Another Island

After three years in Barbados is was time to move on.  Or rather my husband’s work visa expired and he didn’t wish to renew it.   We were in the fortunate position of debating where in the world would we live since he had a few employment offers from a variety of countries.  Yes, I hate …

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How Technology Improves the Expat Life

We have now just started our third expat move and it occurred to me that the process of moving abroad is now a much easier than our first move, principally aide by technology. Our first expat experience began in 2007 when we moved to Dubai.   This was before the introduction of smart phones and Facebook …

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Island Dangers of Barbados

Behind the beautiful sunsets, beaches and glasses of rum punch lurk a few island dangers that you should be aware of in Barbados.  Although there is nothing quite on the level in nature danger as Australia there are a few things that can pose a threat to you. The Manchineel Tree This tree is believed …

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Signs to Nowhere

If you are looking to drive around the island of Barbados, make sure that you have a decent map app on your mobile phone or go old school with a paper map.   The signs to local attractions are pretty random and will point you in a general direction.  It makes me giggle on how you …

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Island Roadside Shopping

As you drive around Barbados you need to keep your purse with you as there is always a shopping opportunity!  There are many items that you can purchase on the side of the road, whether it be a small road or even along the main highway.   A lot of goods for sale are often sold …

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