They call them green monkeys because their skin underneath is a light greenish/blue. Actually quite pretty honestly.
Day 2. Let’s take a look at your typical Bajan breakfast. Every fruit you could think of, muesli and some type of lentil dish. Oh and the best fresh juices.
Another island snack/treat that is popular is their rum cake. So. Good.
Then we went adventuring downtown by all the shops, bay and touristy spots.
Albino crab? Who knows.
The Tiki Bar was pretty touristy and had delicious drinks. Cool atmosphere.
Another great day in the sunshine. Not going to lie, this scarf makes me feel like Rihanna… Yeah idk. Maybe also because I was in Barbados but I love this silk scarf and wear it all the time now. Johnny Was Clothing, you are amazing.
Inspiration of the day:
“See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.”
— Ray Bradbury
“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.”
— Anthony Bourdain
So yeah this last quote is my thoughts exactly. We tried the local food down the street. Being vegan made this difficult and I resorted to ordering sides, common occurrence. Oh quick note- if they say sweet potatoes it really just means potatoes, not the orange looking ones here in the US. And their pepper hot sauce is actually extremely hot. Like make you cry hot. Definitely try the corn though. Delish.
When you go to the local spots like this it is more for the experience and to interact with the locals and get to understand the people’s culture and values and mannerisms. So I loved it, stomach ache and all. Worth it.
Song of the day: “Pour It Up” by Rihanna