Lifestyle

CARNIVAL VIBES

“Whole year we waiting, and we anticipating…..#WaitingontheStage” 

Well the wait was finally over last week and now we wait again for 2018.

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Real Vibes & Music

Dubbed The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival, Antigua’s carnival takes place from the last week of July to the first week of August. The first Monday & Tuesday are public holidays given to people to go out and celebrate. Historically, Carnival is all about emancipation and celebration but over the years it has become very main stream. Nonetheless this year was our 60th anniversary and we had the traditional queen shows/pageants, music (calypso and soca) shows, panorama, Jouvert and parades.

Leading up to the holiday events there’s a wide variety of “pre-carnival” fetes with lots of different themes. However for me, my most anticipated weekend is the one right before the holiday. I shouldn’t even say “weekend” because it technically starts from the Sunday to Tuesday; not sure what happens on Friday/Saturday but ISSA NO.


 

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At the Table, Food Spots

Eat Outs // OJ’s Beach Bar & Restaurant

Hey Guys!!

This past Sunday took us a little south of the island in search of some good food.
The first place we went to was closed, so we quickly decided on a second option which was relatively close by. It also happened to be my first time being at this restaurant.

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The general atmosphere was very relaxing and more than expected when entering first. There’s a wide variety of seating available and we opted for upstairs which had the open view of the sea.


Beachfront restaurant seating

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Food Spots

Eat Outs // Garden Grill

Hey Guys!!!

Happy Tuesday & I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. Since I returned home last summer I made a list of restaurants I’d love to visit.
Well, one year later I finally made it to one of my top places.

Garden Grill

Located at Dutchman’s Bay near the airport, Garden Grill serves as a rather open, friendly, picturesque restaurant. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on select days. We opted for lunch on Saturday afternoon.

Before you enter, you’re greeted with chalkboard signs welcoming you as well as views of the garden and a pool that you’re welcomed to use. It’s an outdoorsy setting; seating arrangements are under a canopy. Unfortunately, Saturday was incredibly hot so there wasn’t any breeze really. Thus it was slightly uncomfortable.

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Food Spots

Eat Outs // Pari’s Pizza + Steakhouse

Hey Guyss!!
Happy Friday!!

This week has been a long one yet still a quick one, if that makes any sense. However, on Tuesday we celebrated my baby sister’s graduation from high school. She received many awards and we simply couldn’t end the night without celebrating. Since it was a week night we settled for a pizza night.

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Our choice was PARI’S PIZZA + STEAKHOUSE.

It’s located just behind Rex Halcyon Cove and only 10 minutes from town. It was recently renovated and has been established since 1977. The overall environment is very welcoming and relaxed. It is a great area for families and kids, as well as groups (coworkers/friends). As mentioned earlier we came specifically for PIZZA; we ordered two large ones to share.

Mexican Pizza

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Island Life, Travel

#ILiveWhereYouVacation

If you’ve ever been on social media, and seen pictures of what people call paradise you’d surely see the hashtag “I Live Where You Vacation” among them. Well, I happen to be one of those individuals who live where others would like to vacation. I hail from the beautiful island on Antigua and Barbuda, and i’m here to tell you a bit about my home.

Washed by the Caribbean Sea, Antigua is home to 365 beaches one for every day of the year. Lush blue clear waters where you can see your feet at the bottom, perfect for snorkeling. There are many activities and water sports to keep you occupied. However “The Beach is not only the Beginning.”

Antigua also has a tropical rainforest where you can go zip-lining, old sugar mills to explore, various forts, swim with stingrays, and endless activities. The new ones include buggy rides around the island, as well as DBoatΒ a floating water attraction.

Barbuda, it’s sister island is home to pink sand beaches, and one of the largest Frigate Bird Sanctuaries in the region.

Check out one of my previous posts “Summer in the Islands


Aqua playground at Darkwood beach.


Fort Barrington, Antigua


Green Island (One of the islands offshore from Antigua, accessible by boat tours)

The above pictures were taken from Live 2 Hover check out his page for more beautiful pictures of Antigua & Barbuda, and occasionally Montserrat.


Old sugar mills; historical site.


The famous lookout point – Shirley Heights

For more pictures, and further information check out theΒ Antigua & Barbuda TourismΒ page.

P.S as mentioned earlier, none of the pictures shown here belong to me, they were all taken from the following links.