The one minute summary on Barbados

This is it: one minute to the best info on Barbados. This info alone will put you ahead of 99% of foreigners visiting Barbados, garner the admiration of the locals who will instantly want to be your friends, and the envy of your fellow travelers. Read on. You’ll make friends faster that way, become a traveler instead of simply being a tourist, and also enjoy your travels a lot more.

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The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.

That was it. I promised one minute.

For other condensed info check also my other posts on local culture (don’t make the mistakes I made), local food or local drinks. And when you call your friends to tell them you were by far the most knowledgeable at the party, do that with confidence that you’ll not get hit with a 6.99 per minute bill. You’ll also pick the local food from the tray, and order a local drink with confidence.

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Now, cheers to the most Barbados aware person at the cocktail party.

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Best places to see in Barbados

The west coast holds numerous deluxe resorts, and it and the interior highlands have several historical sites with picturesque views. Numerous web sites offer details. Botanical Garden, . In the interior there is a beautiful Botanical Garden with more fauna information than most similar places across the planet. Cricket, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. Check for if there’s a game to experience west indies cricket. Mount Gay Rum Distillery Ltd., Spring Garden Highway, Bridgetown, Saint Michael, .

The tour takes about 45 minutes and includes a rum tasting. There is a bar in a veranda. There are more expensive (B$75) lunch tours which include transportation as well as food. B$16 for basic tour. Harrison’s Cave, Welchman Hall, St.Thomas, . 8:45 am – 3:45 pm. 2nd most popular attraction in Barbados (after Oistins Fish Fry). Underground cave with stalactites, stalagmites, small waterfalls and pools. Ride by tram through the cave; you can disembark at some points. $30