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The West Indian Flamingo – The National Bird of the Bahamas

[amazon text=Amazon&asin=​ Phoenicopterus ruber a name that is as funny as its owner, The West Indian Flamingo also known as the Caribbean flamingo.  The flamingos are mainly found in four areas around the world, The Galapagos Islands, Southern Caribbean, Northern Caribbean and the Yucatan Peninsula all in various and numerous …

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Lignum Vitae – National Tree of the Bahamas.

Guaiacum sanctum – The Lignum Vitae Not only is it the National Tree of the Bahamas but its name alone is Latin for Tree of Life. This tree got its name because it has so many life restoring properties, the resin or ‘sap’ as Bahamians call it, has been used …

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What to do in Nassau- Pirates of Nassau

What to do in Nassau – Pirates of Nassau Museum  Located in the Downtown Area west of the Prince George Dock about a 5-8 minute walk, lies a large maroon building with the infamous scull and cross bones.  This symbol as many may know was the sign of a pirate …

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What to do in Nassau – Ardastra Gardens and Zoo

What to do in Nassau – Ardastra Gardens and Zoo   For the Nature lovers on a vacation on the island of New Providence in the city of Nassau but dont have lots of time to go hiking to view the local fauna. The Ardastra Gardens and Zoo may be …

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The International Bazaar – The Lost Shopping Mecca

The Place that Time Forgot   Visiting Grand Bahama on a personal note, I decided to walk through the International Bazaar. As a young lad i spent many days roaming the Bazaar running through crowded narrow passage ways and slipping by the many tourist and locals alike enjoying a lively …

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Briland Sweet eh! pt 2 – A working trip

    Harbour Island, this tiny island 3.5×1.5 miles is located less than a mile  east of the North Eleuthera. Takes about 5-8 minutes on a ferry (small transportation boat) to reach there at a a cost of $5.00. Arriving at the dock there were locals haggling to help with …