When I say Barbados, I probably don’t need to tell you about the dozens of white sand beaches, the friendly Bajans, the rum. I could tell you that there are 70 square miles of beaches (in a country measuring only 166). I could tell you that the word Bajan comes from the British pronunciation of Barbadian which made the “d” sound more like a “j” and easily morphs to to Bajan when said quickly. I could tell you that Mount Gay is the world’s oldest, continually operating rum distillery (since 1703). But, I’ll leave you to the guidebooks for more factoids and instead tell you what I wish someone told me before my first stay on island:
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