Barbados Feb 2018

From Grenada, we flew about an hour northwest to Barbados.  Barbados used to be a British Colony since the 1620s and it was the English center of the African slave trade because it was a major sugar colony.  Barbados abolished the slave trade in the early 1800s and became an independent state in 1966.  It … Continue reading Barbados Feb 2018

Grenada Feb 2018

Located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago is the island of Grenada.  Grenada is often known as the “Spice Island” and is one of the world’s largest exporters of nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger crops.  It has been colonized by the French and the British until its independence in 1974.  Grenada has a mountainous interior … Continue reading Grenada Feb 2018

Trinidad Feb 2018

From Tobago, we took a 25-minute flight to Trinidad.  Alternatively, you can take an almost 3 hour ferry ride.  It was a good thing we had bookings for the flight because during our visit all the ferries for several days were cancelled due to rough seas.  For our short stay in Trinidad, we stayed at … Continue reading Trinidad Feb 2018

Tobago Feb 2018

From Antigua, we continue our Caribbean holiday to Trinidad and Tobago.  Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island country off the north-eastern coast of South America not far from Venezuela. The island of Trinidad was a Spanish Colony from 1498 until the British arrived in 1797, while the island of Tobago changed from Spanish to … Continue reading Tobago Feb 2018

Doha Oct 2017

We made a pit stop in Doha, Qatar on our way back from Africa.  Qatar Airways has very good connections from Asia to the different African countries.  We had two days to explore the city.  Of particular interest is the Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I.M. Pei, located on an artificial peninsula off the … Continue reading Doha Oct 2017