Hog Island 2011
If you didn't already know, I was born In Brooklyn but I was raised in my parents homeland, Grenada, in the West Indies (also known as the Spice Isle). As a kid, I spent summers with my grandmother eating amazing Caribbean dishes like rice and peas, stew chicken and calaloo; I played in kiddies carnival; and I lounged by the river eating mango's for many days.
As a whole, I gained an authentic dual cultural upbringing in my younger years.
Prior to this vacation however, it had been 9 years since I went back home.
When I booked my ticket I was beyond excited, partly nervous, and VERY anxious. I wondered if the country had changed, would I like the changes, would I have fun etc.
Boy did I have fun!
I did so many things that made the trip worthwhile. I went snorkeling for the first time, visited a private island, went hiking up a mountain (involuntarily lol), visited a sulfur hot spring, took an island tour, saw a black sand beach, and spent a lot of time with family.
Needless to say that since I am going through MAJOR withdrawal symptoms, I am missing Grenada more than ever. I love that little island in the sun!
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My view in the mornings... Paradise!
My little brother and I... He thinks he's so cool!
Mama in the market.
Grand Anse beach...
Ask any Caribbean person you know about KFC back in the islands.... There's something special about that place! *Giggle*
There were some gorgeous houses on the island tour.
The oldest catholic church on the island
Grenadians love their flag... it was painted every where you looked.
YUM! Dinner on a private island after snorkeling
Spent New Years partying with my mama :-)
Grand Etang Lake
The involuntary hike up the mountain to the sulfur springs... Lol, rest in peace to my pretty sandal that popped on the way back down in the rain... smh
Sulfur mud masks! Our skin felt so smooth after!
What a sunset.... The last one before I said goodbye.
One of the saddest things I had to do was get on that plane to leave.
Until we meet again...