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Joyce Moul

Joyce Moul

Monday May 28 2012 06:44:47 pm

Hoping to get basic information from someone who's visited. We spent a month in Barbados a year ago and 2 mos in Hawaii this year. Found food available in Barbados to be dismal and expensive. I love to cook and will probably rent a condo. Things I'd like to know:
On what side of the road do people drive?
Is the food in the markets up to US standards?
Is any food locally grown?
How expensive are groceries compared to US?
Is the island safe for visitors?
What is the cost of gasoline?
We are in our mid-60's and don't dive or do water sports. Will we find enough to occupy ourselves for a month?
Can we fly directly to Curacao or must we fly somewhere else and get local flights?

Thanks for any help you can give us.

Joyce

Henry Johnson

Thursday June 07 2012 06:59:12 pm

Reply to Joyce
Drive - on the right
Locally grown - not sure but there is a farmers market downtown close to shopping district mostly Venezualens bringing fresh fish and produce
Groceries - a third more than the states typically.
Safety - same caution you would have in any large city.
Gas - double versus the states and its sold by the liter and pay with guilder
Activities - lots of culture and we only scratched the surface. Golf. Tennis. Most of the island is a national park so hope it remains that way.
fly - direct from Miami for us not sure about the rest of the country.
note - Papuamento is widely spoken, helpful to familiarize yourself with the language if you really want to get beyond the average tourist experience.
Enjoy your vacation!
We are going down 6/16
Regards,
Henry