The Currency in Barbados is the Barbadian Dollar and it is pegged to the US dollar meaning 1US$ = 2B$. The highest Barbadian currency is 100B$ and the lowest is 1B$ coin. Below are pictures of what the Barbadian currency looks like (Swipe left) Got questions about Barbados? comment below Get my best stuff sent … Continue reading Barbadian Currency (Photos)
What is a Sharkhole and why is it in Barbados?
I hate to say this but I didn't really like the food in Barbados.
The island of Barbados is home to 287,000 Barbadians and is a major tourist hotspot in the Caribbean. Tourists can't get enough of her turquoise blue waters, white beaches, nice weather, tall palm trees, coconut water and rum, rum, rum.
During my one month stay in Barbados, which was the first majority black country I visited outside of Nigeria, I found a few things that I thought might be interesting. Here are 12 of them: 1. The official language is English but the average tourist will not understand what the locals are saying. Barbadians speak … Continue reading 12 Weird/Cool Things You Should Know about Barbados
Rihanna's childhood home in St. Micheal Barbados It was my last week in Barbados and my primary goal was to see Rihanna's childhood home before leaving. In my mind, my trip would not be complete without it, dramatic I know but my love for Rihanna is unmatched and I think she makes way better music … Continue reading I Visited Rihanna’s Childhood Home in Barbados
As a holiday island, depending on what you're interested in, there's no lack of things to do and places to check out in Barbados. Be it hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, car racing, go-carting, restaurant hopping, swimming in the sea, whatever you like it's all available on the island. If you're interested in nature and botanical … Continue reading Places to Visit in Barbados: Hunte’s Gardens (Video)
In my previous post, I explained the restrictions on how much money a visitor could bring into Barbados and the amount to be declared. I also spoke about the strict dollar regulations on the Island including ATM withdrawals. In this post, i'll explain to you how my debit card stopped working after I paid for … Continue reading Credit/Debit Card Declined in Barbados 2 of 2
I'm writing this post because during my 4 week stay in Barbados, I experienced certain issues with regards to cash, credit/debit card payments and ATM withdrawal. This happened due to restrictions in Barbados and this post is to shed some light on these issues in order to help anyone who plans on visiting the island … Continue reading Cash, Credit/Debit Card Payments and ATM Withdrawals in Barbados 1 of 2
My request to extend my visa in Barbados got rejected. The Barbadian Immigration Authority felt I didn't have a good enough reason to extend my stay in Barbados. I had to leave the Island at the expiration of my 1 month visa stamp I got at GAIA. It sucks to leave sooner than I expected … Continue reading Leaving Barbados; My Quest For Dual Citizenship Continues
You've made it to the rum paradise and like thousands of tourists you don't want to leave. The next step for you is to extend your visa in order to keep living the island life sipping coconut water and taking dips in its turquoise waters. In my previous post I explained how my visa extension … Continue reading How to Apply for a Visa Extension in Barbados 2020 (Avoid these 3 Mistakes I Made)
Barbados Immigration Department In my previous post, I told you guys how I was given a 1 month visa upon arrival in Barbados instead of 6 months by immigration at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), and also how I visited a lawyer and saw no hope of attaining citizenship. However, I was advised to … Continue reading Week 3; Tourist Visa Extension Barbados 2020
If you've been following my posts, you already know why I decided to move to Barbados and if you haven't, here's a little recap. Because of my restricted Nigerian passport and after much research, I decided to legally immigrate to Barbados in a bid to acquire dual citizenship somewhere down the line (With a Barbadian … Continue reading Lawyers Office; Immigrating to Barbados
Before visiting Barbados, I wasn't really worried about how safe the island would be and how freely I could move around as a tourist considering i'm from Nigeria, black and would blend in quite well. However, my husband as a white tourist would stand out and thus safety posed a concern. This is because, based … Continue reading How Safe is Barbados? 2020
Fruit vendor sign at the Ministry of Agriculture market In Barbados, i've noticed a couple of signs, names of restaurants, or street signs that I found pretty funny. Here are the ones I managed to take a picture of, for your viewing pleasure.... Restaurant Sign in Holetown, Barbados Sign at a Restaurant in Bathsheba Barbados … Continue reading Funny Signs in Barbados (Photos)
I can truly say that Barbados is beautiful as nature made it, the Bajan people are very nice and will offer help without you asking for it. In the capital city of Bridgetown, roads are paved with old buildings painted in bold colors of orange, lime green, pink, blue giving the small town some character and just enough color to brighten up your day.
After spending 3 spectacular months in the "Holy Land", it was time for my trip to Barbados (you can view my previous post here). For this trip, I booked a 6 months return ticket with Lufthansa at $1,180 per passenger which was a steal considering it was peak season. As explained in my previous post, … Continue reading Flying to the Island of Barbados