14 odd and beautiful things I learned about Bermuda
By STEPHANIE RAMLOGAN
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When I was invited to Bermuda for their Heroes Weekend / Second Carnival, I jumped and catspraddled at the opportunity. Besides the mysterious tales of the Triangle, and the ultra GQ Bermuda Shorts, I knew nothing else. I found it to be not only the most gorgeous place I have ever (and probably will ever) seen, but the energy and brightness of the people and the environment were addictive! It will not be my last time.
What I learned About Bermuda:
1.The accent is so strange. Just when you think they sound Australian, they can sound like they’re from Brooklyn, even Boston, and then they throw in words like “Phone” (pronounced like “Fern”) and “Weird” (pronounced like “Word”!)
2.The widest part of the island is 1 mile in distance! It’s super narrow and makes for small two-laned main roads. Sidewalks are extra slim, and people often opt for mopeds and scooters to get around.
3. That noted, the speed limit is 20 mph! That is 35 kmph to you Trinis who cannot come to terms with our 80.
4. Bermuda is not in the Caribbean. I knew this from before, but people constantly confuse this little tid bit. It is so unlike the Caribbean actually. It is more of a cross between New Orleans, the Cotswolds and where ever you can find friends enjoying Cricket on a weekend.
5. The only Fast Food Franchise is KFC, and I believe that there only exists one outlet in the town. (They used to have McDonalds back in the day)
6. The houses have white tiered rooves, that help to collect rain, to be filtered as their household drinking water! (And it tasted perfectly fine.)
7. The cost of living is the highest I have personally witnessed, and from what we found out, slums basically do not exist. While I was there I lived off of a loaf of mulitgrain bread, two avocados, a small jar of hummus, some nuts and a hand of bananas. I was not about to spend US$22 on an aloo roti.
8.Bermudians love Trinis. I received so much love and appreciation for my being there. I love them too. Lovely, warm, welcoming people