A teleprinter runs above your head in the Bridgetown, Barbados bus station carrying the news of the day.
We read that there has been a violent crime in the capital…
Hundreds of thousands are expected at the Grand Kadooment closing ceremony for the Crop Over carnival…
And the best places for limin’ are…
This is pre-drinking Caribbean style.
Way of life
Pre-drinking is one of the great modern inventions.
We know all about that from excitable teenagers and Twentysomethings around the house.
But while pre-drinking is something for the weekend for the young of Ireland and Britain limin’ is a way of life for everyone in the West Indies.
All of which brings us to British and Irish visitors being welcomed back now with famously open Bajan arms through Grantley Adams this month.
With flights from Gatwick on board Virgin Atlantic https://www.virginatlantic.com (July 18).
And Heathrow with British Airways https://www.britishairways.com and Jet Blue https://www.jetblue.com (July 25).
Crop Over next year
Crop Over https://barbados.org/cropover.htm#.Xv2Vp-R4WEc which runs from June through the first week of August is off this year but will return in ’21.
But no Crop Over 2020 won’t stop our Bajan pals from doing what they do… limin’ and dancing which is really just our craic.
It’s just that they’ve got the sun and the Soca.
And a welcome drink of rum punch on your arrival at Turtle Beach, Sandals or Club Barbados…
While Tropical Sky are your go-to holiday providers https://www.eleganthotels.com/turtle-beach?utm_source=local&utm_campaign=gmb&utm_medium=organic, https://www.sandals.co.uk/sandals-barbados/, https://www.theclubbarbados.com
And also check out Let’s rumba in Barbados and My kiss with Rihanna.
Of course hospitality is in the Caribbean gene and you’ll find just as big a welcome on Tobago.
Acting the goat
And I can’t say I’ve seen anything in the guidelines about social distancing with goats…
And I trust my kidder Bandanaman won’t have been putting his hooves up in lockdown.
See https://www.visittobago.gov.tt and https://www.google.ie/amp/s/jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2020/03/17/ready-steady-goat-racing-in-tobago/amp/.