August 6, 2013

Booze, bikinis & a pirate ship

Entertaining people in Barbados is usually a breeze; everyone loves our pretty beaches, strong rum punches and crazy night life. People come here to relax and have a good time and we generally have hosting down to a tee. However, being asked to come up with a week long itinerary for two boys who have already circumnavigated the globe in search of adventure seemed a little more daunting. How the hell were Sheena and I going to impress the winners of the Biggest, Baddest Bucket list competition? Sally and Keith Miller, of My Destination Barbados, were their official hosts whereas we were the 'unofficial' hosts who had to make sure that Alex and Marko experienced Barbados through the eyes of a twentysomething in less than a week. Quite the challenge, especially considering it was the week before Kadooment and there was way too much going on. We gave it our best shot, planning out daily activities for Alex and Marko, mixing 'touristy' stuff with local highlights. Massive THANK YOU to the great people at My Destination Barbados for organizing such a fabulous week! Here's the break down of how we kept the Vaga brothers busy in Barbados:

1. Partying on the Jolly Roger pirate ship 

'Oh my gawd, we're partying on a pirate ship in the Caribbean! Awesome!'

 2. Keeping them up way past their bedtime on a Sunday night in Harbour Lights

'Do you guys ever stop drinking? This is my favourite country in the world.'

3. Teaching them the complexities of Twenty20 cricket at Kensington Oval

'Cricket: it's kinda like baseball, but English, right?'

4. Getting lost on a boozy island tour: Stops included the Animal Flower Cave, St.Nicholas Abbey and a rum shop in St.Joseph

'dis is ACTION!'

5. Making them attempt cringe-worthy jump shots (Sorry boys!)

A few weeks after they visited us, the boys hit the nail on the head with their article on MSN TravelAlex and Marko reflected on their trip to the island, noting that they 'lived less like locals, more like kings' by staying in 5 star resorts and eating at the finest restaurants. We wanted to show them the flip side when we were island touring, so after eating some fish cutters we chilled at the rum shop on the hill between Bathsheba & Cattlewash. The boys sipped on white rum, played dominoes and chatted up the bar girl whilst we sat back and enjoyed the entertaining 'shite talk'. It was a great way to end the day and it highlighted the number of reasons why the Vagabrothers are the perfect guys this trip around the world: They're down to earth, bubbling with personality and keen to seek out the nitty gritty of 'local' experiences. 

Good luck on the rest of your travels boys, I look forward to following you on your adventures!

1 comment:

  1. We're already green with envy that the lads have all the adventure, leisure and paradise they could want. But really?! Do you have to show them in the company of beautiful women? Enjoy life fellas, there couldn't be greater ambassadors for living well.