Freeport, Grand Bahama
As I sit here listening to Broods’s self-titled debut EP, I feel a sense of calm that I haven’t felt since I was in the Bahamas with my family & Josh. I’ve been so high strung since I’ve gotten back with application deadlines looming, attempting to gather together my thoughts to compose several profound & moving personal statements formatted correctly to each school’s guidelines that I often forget to just breathe. There is so much I’d like to write to explain myself & why I want to pursue medicine, but I’m often confined to 2500 characters to 450 words, thus it’s absolutely imperative that I make every word count. Years of blogging have taught me that most people stop reading if your blog exceeds 500 words so I’ve always attempted to keep my thoughts short. Just taking a gander at my giveaway post, you can see that most people didn’t care to read what I wrote because they were simply there for the chance to win free loot.
Without further ado, here are some pictures & a video from my week vacation in Freeport, Grand Bahama. It was overcast everyday while we were there so the weather wasn’t optimal for us to do any fun water sports, but with such a beautiful view, it’s difficult to have a bad time!
Island in the Sun
Bahamas: Day 1
I’m only posting 3 pictures from each day to keep from overwhelming the post with photos, so if you’re curious to see more, you can view the gallery.
The first day there, I was anxious to eat the local grub, but quickly found that there are only so many ways to consume conch. Most of the island food was deep fried, while our resort’s restaurant was Americanized–hamburgers, hot dogs, spaghetti, ham & cheese extravaganza–so we were all a bit disappointed. When you’re traveling to a new country, the last thing you want is to eat something you can eat at home.
Bahamas: Day 2
The bar at our resort had a big list of cocktails & we were determined to try them all. We retired to our room when the sun began to tire us & enjoyed the view from our balcony overlooking a marina with rows of million dollar homes.
Bahamas: Day 3
On our third day, Josh, Vinny, & I got to venture out to the Lucaya Market, which was sprinkled with bars, restaurants, & souvenir shops. Itching to fulfill the island vacation stereotype, the guys & I sought out a bar that served drinks in coconuts. It might’ve been a little before noon by the time these coconuts were consumed, but we refused to be judged by our alcohol consumption when we were simply enjoying our vacation!
Bahamas: Day 4
While we were relaxing on the beach, one of the resort’s employees had a heated debate with a few of the guests about religion. Yelling at the top of her lungs about Jesus, all of us couldn’t help but feel as though the subject matter, decibel level, & behavior was not only inappropriate of the resort staff, but unbecoming. Can we just enjoy some crystal clear waters without hearing a sermon? Why is that so much to ask?
Due to the seclusion of our resort, the bus schedule didn’t extend beyond dinner hours thus confining us to the resort’s restaurant. As I mentioned before, most of the local food is deep fried. The almond crusted grouper I ordered was nevertheless delicious, but I came back to the states feeling as though my body despised me for trying to consume all that I did.
Bahamas: Day 5
Nearing the end of our vacation, we moved to an all-inclusive hotel on the opposite side of the island, which proved to be much better than the resort we were at for the first 5 days. The food wasn’t significantly better, but everything was an improvement from free wifi to a plethora of activities, it seemed even the seagulls knew what’s up. The weather wasn’t very welcoming with its harsh winds & rain, but it didn’t stop us from exploring what the hotel had to offer.
Bahamas: Day 6
I swear I didn’t edit these photos with an overcast filter! The sun seemed to struggle to shine through the thick clouds looming over the island. If you look through this album, you’ll see that the trees’ branches all drunkenly leaned in several directions due to the strong gusts of wind. This marked the end of our stay in the Bahamas. Thus concludes our island vacation, but wait, there’s more!
Ice, Ice, Baby!
I’ve added two new ice pops–Coconut Pomegranate & Avocado + Coconut Kiwi–recipes that are perfect for the upcoming summer season. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to stay up-to-date on my latest creations & follow me on Bloglovin’! I’m only 17 followers away from reaching my goal of 100! Thank you all for participating.
- Bahamas: Day 1
- Bahamas: Day 2
- Bahamas: Day 3
- Bahamas: Day 4
- Bahamas: Day 5
- Bahamas: Day 6
- Avocado + Coconut Kiwi Ice Pops Recipe
- Coconut Pomegranate Ice Pops Recipe