Quarantine is over, offices have reopened and even though we are still on a curfew, there’s a part of me that sometimes forget that we are in a pandemic. I think we will be living with Covid-19 for the foreseeable future. We have to stay as safe as possible while having some semblance of normalcy and enjoying what we can. I am not ready to travel out of the country as yet, but I do plan to visit an out island for the August Monday holiday. In the meantime, between time, I’m thinking of having a staycation right here, at home. I’ve seen a few hotels advertising Bahamian/Resident rates and figured it would be good to have them all listed in one place. I’ll keep updating this blog as the deals come!
I have been putting this off for as long as I could. I just didn’t want anything Corona related on my blog. However, I realized that this is something that we are all facing and I’m in a better space to actually talk about it now. A few weeks ago, I was in a rut and just couldn’t make sense of any of this. Everyday, I caught myself in a “I can’t believe this is real life” game. I sympathize with the people this is affecting the most. The persons with underlying conditions, the elderly, the ones in unfortunate living conditions, the essential workers and the people who were already living paycheck to paycheck and now don’t know where their money is coming from. We are all living in this pandemic and a little compassion and grace, can go a long way.
Hey, it’s your favorite festival girl! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Festival Season 2020 is finally upon us and starts this weekend with one of my absolute favorite festivals, the Tru Tru Bahamian Festival. Thinking back to 2015, this is where my love for all things festive began. At that time, I volunteered for Tru Tru and had a blast. Seeing all the food choices, the jewelry, the artwork, singing and dancing along to some of the most memorable Bahamian songs was wonderful. With more and more festivals popping up, I think that there has been an increase in Bahamian owned food/drink/ dessert vendors. They are trying to build their clientele and showcase their excellent products and these festivals were designed just for that. However, with so many festivals and as more people become interested in attending, I figured it was time for a festival guide. How else are you gonna know how to navigate these experiences and truly enjoy everything they have to offer?