I am really looking forward to my trip to Barbados. One of my favourite things to do when going to a new destination is find out as much as I can about the area / country I am going to. The Barbados forum is full of information on changing money, on if we should bring cardigans, on taxi services etc.
I know most of the history, I also know that Bajans speak English, and that they do quite a lot of things as they would be done in the Uk. .
However I want to know about the local wild life, yes there are monkeys, can I see them anywhere or is it just a wildlife park?.
Birds, do you have any birds I should watch out for?
Tree frogs,/whistling frogs, when is the best time to hear these little fellas, and are they easy to spot?
Do you have fire flies?
Any other little critters that I will see in Barbados that I probably won't see in Europe, ( well Ireland and England anyway)
Customs, I see a lot about how much the Bajans do for tourists, and how friendly they are, but have the Bajans any of their own customs, ways of greeting, sayings, etc that would be nice for us to use? Folklore?
Foods, I know a large amount of the food stuffs are imported, but what did bajans eat before the tourists started to come and want food imported? what would I order that is produced in Barbados? ( don't worry I will certainly support the rum industry)
If you get in trouble with the police, where is the jail? ( no intention of finding out , lol)
Had Barbados problems with pirates in their past ? or the fact that the british had such a military presence there acted as prevention to all sorts of naughty goings on.
I suppose I am looking for just the general stuff I can expect to see , hear, on the island. Besides the wonderful beaches.
What sort of things are sold as souviners? what would a bajan try to sell me on the beach?
What should I make sure I don't miss? out from rum what is sold to remind me of my trip to Barbados? I suppose just a general chit chat bunch of questions.