You will try new things while you are visiting
Here is a partial list of some of the things
that you must try (cmon, at least once!)
while you are here:
- Kalik: the local, very tasty beer
- Meet the Shark Lady: a local character
who runs a museum and flea market out of her
home. Ms. Gloria Patience is known all over
the world (after having been featured in National
Geographic magazine). She catches sharks with
a hand line!
(pronounced konk on this island): the firm,
white, peach-fringed meat from a large type
of ocean mollusc. Fresh, uncooked conch is
delicious; the conch meat is scored with a
knife, and lime juice and spices are sprinkled
over the meat
- Souse: a soup unique to the Caribbean.
It is a simple broth made with onions, lime
juice, celery, peppers and meat.
- Ox tail or pigs feet: most people
have not tried these tender meats before and
they add a rich, spicy taste to soups and
- Coconut water: Not to be confused with
heavier coconut milk. Try it blended with
sweet milk and gin for a refreshing beverage
- The Switcher: a native drink
made with limes that many people swear it
tastes better than any other citrus drink
- The People-to-People program: This Encounter
program matches up volunteer Bahamians with
visitors. The volunteers act as hosts to visitors
for the shared goal of sharing each others
cultures and helping visitors feel at home.
- Criquet: You have probably heard of this
sport. Take advantage of your trip to the
Bahamas to enjoy this British sport. Cricket
season runs March through November.
- Pink Flamingo Stickers: Just so you know,
if a store has a pink flamingo sticker on
their door or window it means that this store
meets strict government guidelines and that
all their brands are authentic. (The flamingo
is the official bird).
- Sky Juice a local drink that is a mix of
coconut milk, coconut rum and gin, then shaken.
It is very rich.
While you're at it... why not test your Bahamas
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