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Barbadian German senior couple writing and sharing our travel experiences.
THE BIGGEST SPORTING EVENT IN BARBADOS: THE SANDY LANE GOLD CUP.
The Sandy Lane Gold Cup high stakes race has been a fixture on the Barbados horse racing calendar for forty years. It takes place in early March at the historic Garrison Savannah just outside of the capital Bridgetown. It's definitely an international affair as it attracts fans from across the globe. Racing began at the …
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DISCOVER HIKING IN BARBADOS: EXPERIENCE THE 38 KM (24 MILE) COLIN HUDSON GREAT TRAIN HIKE.
The Colin Hudson Great Train Hike is an annual event that's held on the third Sunday in February. This 38 km (24 mile) trek traces the route of the old Barbados Railway line that ran from Bridgetown in the southwest to Belleplaine in the northeast. In the 1800's, Barbados was one of the leading producers …
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CHECK OUT THESE 8 HIDDEN GEMS IN BARBADOS, 2023
Barbados is much more than sand and surf. With the ever changing demographics of travelers, countries, especially tropical islands need to offer more variety. We found some interesting sights that are worth a look.
HASTINGS BOARDWALK, TEMPORARY ART GALLERY, BARBADOS, 2022.
This section of the boardwalk on Barbados' southwest coast is the site of a soon to be constructed hotel. To beautify the area, local artists were encouraged to display some of their works. No nicer way to cap off a Sunday afternoon boardwalk stroll than with a beautiful Caribbean sunset.
CROSSING THE UYUNI SALT FLATS IN BOLIVIA, 2022.
The next phase of our trip through South America would take us to the Bolivian Salt Flats, then on to Chile and the Atacama Desert which we'll recap in a subsequent post. A three-and-a-half-hour drive took us from the dusty mining town of Potosi to Uyuni. This town is the starting point for a lot …
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DISCOVER PALCOYO, THE ALTERNATIVE TO VINICUNCA (RAINBOW MOUNTAIN) IN PERU, 2022.
On our recent trip to Peru on an organized tour with GAdventures, a hike of Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) was offered as an optional activity. At a height of 5200 meters asl, we were worried about the acclimatization factor since we wouldn't have that many days in Cusco which sits at about 4000 meters asl. After …
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CHILE: VALPARAISO, OLD TOWN, COLORFUL HOUSES AND STREET ART, 2022.
We'd been travelling through South America, (Peru, Bolivia and Chile) for about three weeks and our final stop was Santiago. When we arrived, it was rainy, damp and colder than expected so we ended up not doing much that day. Our flight the following day wasn't until midnight, so we had a full free day. …
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