On the second day of our cruise - back in February - we took an excursion through the island of Nassau which is part of the Bahamas. We took a bus tour of the island’s capitol and stopped at a zoo. I don’t really know what to say about the Bahamas…at least the part we saw. For some reason, I’ve always thought of the Bahamas as a developed picturesque beach heaven, & I’m sure there are many parts that are - given the fact that the Bahamas is made up of nearly 700 islands, but wow - there’s actually quite a bit of poverty in Nassau. It’s not seen as much in the tourist areas where we spent most of our time, but it was still a little shocking to see glimpses of poverty in the caribbean - I didn’t expect that.
We saw a black swan at the zoo which was amazing. I’ve never seen one before, and I found myself contemplating the impact of the highly improbable.
(There’s a book out called The Black Swan: the impact of the highly improbable. It’s possible that only an economist’s wife would know that.)
My face is cracking me up! ^^^^^
My niece was having way too much fun posing like a flamingo.^^^^^
We didn’t spend a lot of time on the island, but I was grateful for the chance we had to see a new country & once again, see the world with new eyes. I’m okay with not visiting the Bahamas anytime soon, but I will say, the people have a distinct personality - are generally happy, full of faith, & good humored - something I’ll remember for sure. ;)