Miss me? Even if you don't I miss ya'll. I would like to apologize for the month long hiatus as I've been as busy as scientists trying to cure cancer. In case you haven't been told, I recently went to Bahamas for my much deserved (in my opinion but may not be the truth), and much needed Spring Break.
I spent about 5 days there doing all the shit Spring Breakers do. Smoked, drank, ate good food, partied, etc. The island that I went to is Nassau and it's the biggest island in the Bahamas with about 200k ppl out of the overall population of 300k. Stayed at this cheap ass motel for 20 bucks as we were willing to compromise comfort for alcohol, cigars, and parties. There are alot of clubs in the Bahamas and the more well-known ones are Cocktails n Dreams, Senor Frog, Waterloo, and Charlie's. Went to all of them but Charlie's. Covers are 10 bucks, affordable.
I have to say that I didn't enjoy myself at the clubs at all. There were girls going wild and wet t-shirt contests. It totally degrades the fairer sex and self-respect is down the drain. Isn't it amusing that the more develop a country is, the more immorality reigns. Sigh! I wish I could talk to each of them on a personal level and educate them about self-value. But then again, we can't always get what we want.
FYI, Bacardi is made in Bahamas and they have tours of the plant but somehow we just didn't plan to go for it. Rum is their unofficial national drink and they come in all flavors. We tried some Mango Rum and it was awesome to say the least. A 740mL bottle will set you back a meagre 8 USD. I felt really "erotic" when I had fire in the hole. What a great sales gimmick.
Alcohol is sold everywhere on the streets. Duty free shops, roadside stalls, and even under women's skirts. It's an alcoholic's paradise. If you aren't when you visit, you will be if you stay long enough. Cuban cigars are available in abundance. I don't know how much it usually costs but I bought 2 for 10 bucks. They were selling purple haze (slang for weed) but I didn't really want to spend 60 USD just to get a fix. I visited the straw market - where handicrafts made from straw, obviously, are sold - and to my surprise, most of the products there were made in China. If you want authentic Bahamian handmade straw products you have to ask for them. I find such a brainless fact hard to beat. Even immaculate conceptions sound more logical.
Some of the local delicacies include conch (pronounced konk) salad, conch fritters (my favorite), conch chowder, grilled crack conch, turtle steak (didn't try) and guava duff (a local dessert which has a very strong cinnamon taste) .
Conch is a type of shellfish which is tasteless and it's texture is similar to calamari. It has a mild fishy odor and isn't very tasty on its own. It is believed to increase one's libido and I ate a shitload of em' but didn't feel horny at all. Maybe because my libido is at it's maximum level.
All in all, Bahamas is a great place to chill and take your mind of work and your worldly problems. I definitely want to revisit that place and maybe even buy a house there in the future.
Anyways, I've posted all my pics on Photobucket. Just follow this link to see them.