Monday, February 28, 2011

Carnival - Day II

Nassau, Bahamas - What makes Nassau so special? Picture an idyllic place with stretches of perfect white-sand beaches, gracefully swaying coconut palms offering oases of shade, and warm, crystal-clear waters revealing the secrets of incredible multi-colored marine life. Whether you spend the day shopping for duty-free gifts and mementos, taking a carriage ride past sorbet-colored buildings, or touring in a glass-bottom boat, chances are you'll leave this happy place in the Bahamas with lots of beautiful memories.
Nassau is the capital, largest city, and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The city has a population of 260,000 (2008 census), nearly 80 percent of the entire population of The Bahamas (330,000). Lynden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for The Bahamas, is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of Nassau city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The city is located on the island of New Providence, which functions much like a federal district. While there is no local government, it is governed directly as an administrative division of the national government. Nassau is considered a historical stronghold of pirates. Source: Wikipedia

14 comments:

  1. I am sure you are having a GREAT time Sandee!! am excited to see pictures :)

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  2. Sorry you missed Nassau because of the fires. Barb said something about you all get to go to Carnival's private island instead?! Hope it was just as great.

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  3. I could only imagine how wonderful to be on the cruise! Whew! :)

    Stay safe and have a blast! ;)

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  4. In a former life, before farming and animals, I used to LOVE to cruise. I'm so excited I get to see it through your eyes. How wonderful! Have a fantastic time and please keep sharing!

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  5. FABULOUS!!!!! Oh, you know that I'm just green of envy.... *dreaming*

    I know you'll have a fantastic trip, so be sure to report back later on to us :-)

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  6. I have alawys wanted to go to Nassau. Bet you are having such a good time. Take care.

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  7. Soak up some tropical sunshine for us!

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  8. I am wishing you days full of sunshine and clear blue waters. It sounds really great.

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  9. I think palm trees alone make a place special. Beautiful! I hope your having a great time.

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  10. I would say that what makes it so special is that there is no snow there :)

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  11. Hope you are having a wonderful time!

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  12. If you get the chance ask a cab driver to take you to places that they usually don't. In Nassau we did that and had the time of our life, along with great bargains on rum and perfume. Although we did get yelled at by the members of the cruise ship and almost missed departing. Oh well, wouldn't have minded being "stuck" in Nassau...........Just saying lol

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  13. Okay, I'm sold. I'll be right there.

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  14. I'm so friggin jealous. You get to squish sand between your toes and swim in aquamarine water. We just had our annual water check up for our well and it ain't aquamarine. Enjoy!

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