"The beauty of these islands surpasses that of any other land as
much as the day surpasses the night in splendor", said Christopher Columbus
and most visitors do come to frolic on the beautiful beaches of the Bahamas.
However, they also
come to gamble in the casinos (Merv Griffith owns one on Paradise Island), to
shop in duty-free shops and to meet the warm and friendly Bahamians. (On
one of my visits, the bus driver backed up his bus
to pick me up when he saw me running).
The Bahamas is a family of seven hundred coral and limestone
islands that begin 50 miles from the southeastern coast of Florida
and arc 750 miles to the northern coast of Haiti.
Comprised of flat to gentle rolling lands and covered with
scrubby thick pine forests, the Bahamas' unique beauty lies
not its topography,
but rather in its
startling visions of blue/green water lapping at
miles and miles of white
powder/pink sand shores.
If visitor's time it right (December 26 (boxing day) or
January 1 (New Years Day) from 2:00 am until 8:00 am), they also get to
participate in Junkanoo, a colorful festival that includes dancing to
a cacophony of copper bells, whistles and goombay drums and wearing
crepe paper costumes in the brightest and boldest colors imaginable.
This unique celebration was started when slaves were given a day off
from duties during Christmas holidays.
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