Day 3: To Speightstown... and Beyond! (to Bridgetown)
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July 7th, 2010 – by: es1418
These cool tourists got off at Farley Hill, a popular local attraction, and I continued into the city. When the bus reached its final stop I got out and followed the crowd until I saw some shops near the ocean. Speightstown lies along the Caribbean Ocean, which is just as clear, calm and blue as the stories say.
It was still early after I had finished with Speightstown, so I decided to head to Bridgetown, Barbados’ capital. My Barbadian friend at work had told me about smaller, independently-owned busses that competed with the public buses, so I decided to take one of these to Bridgetown. These little busses were a lot of fun; they played loud music and were brightly painted on the inside. It was a party on wheels!
I arrived in Bridgetown and walked around for a bit looking for interesting shots. All cities seem basically the same to me, full of people, buildings and even more people. I didn’t wander far here, for one crowded street looks pretty much like every other after a while.
I returned to Bathsheba and had dinner, and I finally got to meet some Europeans! I had heard that Sea U had a large European clientele, but until tonight I had met only Americans - and three of the couples were from Washington, D. C.! I did NOT travel seven hours by plane to meet people who lived 25 minutes by car from me. The family I dined with tonight had flown in from Harlow, England earlier that day. The mother, son and daughter were tired and headed off to bed early, but I stayed up with Simon the father talking about all manner of things. I’ve always enjoyed conversing with Europeans; good conversation is one of the reasons I want to move to Europe one day.
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