2011 Bahamian Vacay Series Part 4: My First Junkanoo Experience

Hey guys!  So this is the last installment for my 2011 Bahamian Vacay Series!  I hope you all enjoyed the posts, pictures, and videos 🙂

On my last day in Freeport, my family and I got to go to Junkanoo, which I had never heard of before (lol). But! It’s pretty much a Caribbean Carnival at night time to kick off the new year.  It was fun and quite creative and I definitely enjoyed myself.

Check out the videos and pics below 🙂

For more info on Junkanoo, you can visit the official “What is Junkanoo” page by clicking HERE.

Thanks again for taking the time to share this vacation experience with me, and I hope this is just the first of many 🙂

Love and God Bless,

– T

2011 Bahamian Vacay Series Part 3: The Wedding

Now for the REAL reason that I got the pleasure of going to Freeport:  My cousin and her fiance’s wedding!  It was such a beautiful occasion and she looked amazing!

Hope you guys enjoy this little video slideshow of just a few moments from the wedding 🙂

I pray that Launice and Hollie will have a happy and joyous marriage for the rest of their days.

Love and God Bless,

– T

2011 Bahamian Vacay Series Part 2: Queh Queh – A Taste of Guyanese Tradition

As many of you may know, I am Guyanese by birth. I was born there and lived there for 7 years before my fam and I relocated.  One of the big Guyanese traditions that my family and I still celebrate, is that of the Queh Queh. Yes, I’m gonna explain, so wipe that question mark off your forehead lol.

Basically, a Queh Queh is a Guyanese version of a rehearsal dinner and bridal party all rolled into one.  There’s lots of food, family, music, and dancing along with traditional folk songs involving drums and…some interesting lyrics lol.  Of course we HAD to have one the night before my cousin’s wedding, and I had to capture some of it lol.  It’s a lot of fun and really keeps our heritage alive.  But…I’ll let the video below speak for itself.

Hope you guys enjoyed this taste of my culture (which I STILL have so much to learn about).

Love and God Bless,

– T

2011 Bahamian Vacay Series Part 1: The Beach & Other Fun Moments

First thing on my list when I got to Freeport:  DEFINITELY had to go to the beach!!!

But I’m getting ahead of myself…I’ll let the pics speak for themselves 🙂  And there will be lots and lots of pictures!

Snapped a shot upon our arrival at the Freeport Airport. I could feel the relaxation beginning already lol

View from our humble abode for the week...

And here's the pic of our actual humble abode 🙂

Found a bird's nest in one of the lamp posts!

BEACH DAY!

Had to capture the conch shells

Bahamian flag

Gettin' my feet wet...hehehe

Me and my cousin Jonelle 🙂

My post-beach-let-the-sun-dry-me-off face (???) lol

Post-Beach outing with the fam at Port Lucaya

Port Lucaya main square

Beautiful Christmas tree

Gettin' it in with the fam (I don't dance tho...lol)

Dinner at Zorba's. The ONE time we went out to eat. Caribbean families don't believe in eating out, I'm convinced. But that's okay because there's ALWAYS food cooking at home 😀

Mmmmmm (the Louisiana hot sauce on the table made it better though, real talk)

And that was just the first two days 🙂

Stay tuned for Part 2:  Queh Queh – A Taste of Guyanese Tradition!

Love and God Bless,

– T

2011 Bahamian Vacay Series!

Hey guys!  So over the next several days, I decided to share with you all some moments from my vacation at the end of 2011 to Freeport, Bahamas for my cousin’s wedding.  I had SOOO much fun and it was really relaxing.  I loved it.  so stay tuned for this four part series:

Part 1: The Beach & Other Fun Moments

Part 2:  Queh Queh – A Taste of Guyanese Tradition 🙂

Part 3:  The Wedding

Part 4:  My First Junkanoo Experience

I hope you guys stay tuned and enjoy 🙂

Love and God Bless,

– T