In case you didn’t know, Suriname is to the east of Guyana. A little history – Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana were all called Guiana a very long time ago but then the different European monarchies came to an agreement and split the country up into three – Dutch, British, and French Guianas. Eventually, British Guiana acquired their independence becoming Guyana and Dutch Guyana became Suriname after their independence. Each speaks their language of their last reigning crown.
I decided to play tourist in my own home country recently when a friend came to visit. Showing the country to a visitor was a great way for me to see and appreciate some parts of it for myself all over again and even to experience new spots.
For those of you that do not know, Guyana was once ruled by the British and was actually called British Guiana up until they attained their independence. It is the only country on the South American continent whose official language is English and is home to six different ethnicities that have all contributed to the Guyanese society. We are a nation that can thank the Chinese, East Indians, Amerindians, Africans, Europeans, and Portuguese for their contributions to our food, religion, and overall culture. Read More
A few weekends ago, I went on a little road trip to a place in Guyana called Parika. Parika is on the Essequibo River (the largest river in Guyana). I wanted to use this platform to showcase the beauty of places in Guyana and decided to share a few photos from this road trip with you here.
Sunday is market day in Parika. The market is very close to the stelling, Read More
A weekend or two ago, I went on a road trip to Key West. This wasn’t my first trip to the keys. The others were all day trips and every single time we had got down to Key West it was pouring. One day it poured so much that cars were floating around. This time, I was hoping that it would be much better than previous trips.
Back in September, hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean and the state of Florida up from the keys all the way up to the gulf coast cities and mashed up some areas along it’s journey. Islands like Antigua Read More
The Caribbean is home to some of the prettiest blue waters you will ever lay your eyes on. That being said, if you need appropriate attire to enjoy these gorgeous waters then there’s a plethora of designers to meet your swim attire needs.
I have to say that I have been a little disenchanted by swimwear lately. The reason for this may be two fold and one of them may have to do with the fact that I am an architect by day. Have you ever heard of form follows function? A lot of swimwear these days just don’t look like they’ll stand up to getting wet or doing any sort of strenuous activities. They look like they’re just made for boat cruise parties and posing on the sand. Others just seem to be the least amount of covering without being deemed as indecent exposure.
But all of that aside, today, I am sharing with you a few Caribbean swimwear designers. I do hope that if you decide to go to the beach in the Caribbean that you will do so donned in an ensemble by one of these designers.