Checking in mix-ups and mishaps

I like flying, but like most travelers, the checking in process at the airport is one of the aspects that I find less appealing. Like most flyers, I just want it to be over and done with as fast and as soon as possible. I was heading to George Town, Exuma Island in the Bahamas from Nassau with a travel buddy some months back, and I underestimated our time allowance.   Lynden Pindling International…

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The Queen’s Staircase: A Bahamas landmark

Tucked in between towering 100-foot limestone walls below Fort Fincastle in Nassau, Bahamas is a flight of steep stairs is a landmark in the Bahamas--the Queen's Staircase. Brief history The British colonized the Bahamas and it became a target for others to wanted to control the island, hence three forts were constructed to protect the island from marauders. The three forts--Fort Fincastle, Fort Montagu, and Fort Charlotte remain standing today and are among…

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Adelaide, a heritage village in Nassau

In the southern part of Nassau, Bahamas is a heritage village that has become a significant landmark in the history of the island. While a big majority of tourists would immediately scout the popular beaches and shopping malls, I and my travel buddy were looking for something different. We were looking for the back roads and villages and followed Adelaide Road until we came to the village. We drove through the village on…

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Visit to a Bahamas fort

The historical Fort Charlotte in Nassau is what I always envisioned forts should be—an imposing structure located on top of a hill surrounded by a moat, with thick walls and dungeons with a draw bridge, except that the moat is dry. You can walk all around it.   Fort Charlotte, a British colonial-era fortress, is one of the main attractions in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. I and my travel buddy decided…

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