Back from the Bahamas

May 30, 2006 at 10:38 am 8 comments

I’m back in Jamdown – tired, over-worked and sun-burnt!

Bahamas was good – the meetings were long and tiring, but the hosts made up for it with some good parties in the evenings… I have to admit to being very impressed with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Band – those guys can move a party. However, their best moment was when they were playing music before the start of the official opening ceremony. This is a big ceremony, flags everywhere, people parading around, anthems being played etc. The last piece of music they played before the event began was a version of a song called ‘What Happens in the Party’ which is about how anything that happens in the party, stays in the party – so if you misbehave, no one will know. I am not sure what message they were trying to send to all the delegates!

Nassau felt to me like a smaller version of Georgetown in Cayman – very americanised and first world – not enough potholes or animals wandering around to make me feel like I was still in the Caribbean. And I did laugh lots at the t-shirts on sale with photos of Bob Marley on them and the word ‘Bahamas’ – who were they trying to fool? We had an offical tour one afternoon (by official, I mean heads of delegations in one bus, plebs like me in the other buses, police cars to escort us…) which took us over to Atlantis – I have never been anywhere so OTT in my life – gold figures, carved horse heads everywhere, fake lakes etc. It was truly amazing.

I also managed to get a day off on saturday where I found myself a day out on a sailing boat – bliss. Lots of food, amazing snorkling and good company – a perfect chance to relax and switch off. Moments like that, I love my job! I have now put that photo on my desktop to remind me that I love my job sometimes while I try to clear the backlog that developed in my absence…

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Entry filed under: On being a working girl, On going to foreign.

My 100th Post! Bahamas – photos

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. 007 in Africa  |  May 30, 2006 at 11:09 am

    The picture of the place looks heavenly!

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  • 2. Seal  |  May 30, 2006 at 11:17 am

    cool pic …. post more pic of u and the place

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  • 3. cream  |  May 30, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    KG, it looks exactly like the North Sea in December!
    Is that Whitby I can see behind you! :o)
    Lucky thing!

    Reply
  • 4. CoolDestiny  |  May 30, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    I just love the Bahamas! And Atlantis is amazing. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

    Reply
  • 5. Mad Bull  |  May 30, 2006 at 9:50 pm

    Glad you had fun. Now get back to blogging!

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  • 6. Kingston Girl  |  May 31, 2006 at 9:07 am

    Bahamas was really pretty but am glad to be home … will try and resume proper blogging soon!

    Reply
  • 7. Scratchie  |  June 1, 2006 at 11:00 am

    Welcome back. I called the Bahamas home for so many years in my early childhood. Don’t remember anything much about the place now.

    Reply
  • 8. Anonymous  |  June 13, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    Baby you are looking PhAt 😉
    RudeBoy (www.jamaicaventures.com)

    Reply

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