Oh, hey there, Nassau!
Nassau Travel Blog› entry 2 of 5 › view all entries
May 20th, 2008 – by: misskristenL
We met my dad and his girlfriend for breakfast and then Kim and I headed out to explore.
We visited the straw market, which I do recommend. However, I was kind of disappointed. Each little shop seemed to have very similar items. I wasn't sure if they were actually handmade or not--some were blatantly not hand made, such as knock off bags and sunglasses. I did get some lovely homemade soap. The woman was very charming. You can use both Bahamian dollars of US dollars when shopping, which was a nice convenience but did seem very strange.
After browsing through the straw market, my sister and I ended up walking the wrong way and found a beach that was probably not for tourists.
We then hopped in a taxi bus and headed over to Atlantis beach, the touristy part where the casino is. This beach was pristine and riddled with drunken tourists. There was a drink special: $20 for all you can drink all day in a coconut. The men selling these drinks were walking around shouting "No time for thinking, let's get to drinking!" Nice sales pitch, especially since most people did come to drink. My sister got the cheaper drink special: $10 for 3 drinks in a coconut.
I did have a bit of a strange experience while sitting on the beach. My sister had gone in the water, so I was left to watch the stuff. One of the men selling drinks came over and sat down next to me. He chatted with me for a bit and then *BAM* he asked if I wanted to sleep with him. I am a very shy girl already, but I had no clue what to say to this random man. I ended up telling him no, but thank you anyway. He didn't leave me alone the entire rest of the time we were there.
I'm sure he was harmless, but I had visions of being that girl who disappeared in Aruba. Its sad that its so hard for me to trust people because of all these different bad things that've happened around the world, but that's life.
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