These pretty as can be flowering shrubs can be seen in many local gardens across Barbados. The most common coloured flowers you will find from the Oleander are pink, white and yellow. With its deep green waxy coated leaves, this shrub attracts many butterflies and resident birds. As mentioned above the Oleander is also know as the milk bush as if you cut the shrub, milk will flow right on out! You must be cautious, as this milk is not only poisonous but will also blister your skin if not washed off quickly. Such a beautiful plant which adorns our island!
You may or may not have heard of Rachel's Restaurant, a quiet little spot located in Savannah Hotel on the South coast. We were invited for dinner last week and let's just say we left stuffed and satisfied. Two good things if we do say so ourselves! We started with the Roasted Caprese Salad, which was a take on the original Italian version of the salad. The buffalo mozzarella was melted upon the sliced tomato which added an element of richness to the fresh tomatoes, and the balsamic dressing rounded the dish off with its sweetness.
Travel is the ultimate Inspiration! Helping you through your week with some Barbados Magic. This view is from the Eastern Hills, looking down on Martins Bay followed by the long stretch made up of many East Coast Bays.
Located in one of the many sheltered bays of St. John, Conset Bay has a quaint fish market oozing with Bajan charm. As you drive down the main hill towards Conset Bay you cannot miss it, veer to the right and its right there at the bottom. A small building, framed with old Barbadian fishing boats and of course, fishermen either 1. bringing in their catch of the day 2. selling their fish or 3. slamming dominoes!
Buzzing all around Barbados, especially amongst colourful and sweetly smelling flowers are little golden bees with the classic yellow and brown abdomens. The Honey bee, our most popular bee in Barbados lives in hives with a Queen (usually the mother of majority if not all the bees), Drones (males) and Workers (females with two set of chromosomes).
The Multi National Fair is making its mark again after 10 years; you may remember it as being previously held at the Governor General's home. This year, Foursquare Rum Factory and Heritage Park will be the venue for this multi faceted fair, on the 15th November from 12 PM - 5:30 PM. There will be a little something for everyone, from international food to arts, to agriculture and health and your little ones wont be left out either, with tons of activities for the children.
We were invited to experience the "Adventure Tour" from Island Safari, one of their most popular tours. We hopped on the back of their off road jeep which is fully decked out with seats and of course seatbelts for all the guests! We were greeted by our guide and driver, full of informative tips on Barbados and lots of jokes! Now, this tour is certainly not for the faint hearted but rather for those who love to have fun and explore Barbados off the beaten track style!
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