I went to Antigua for work for a site visit for the wedding we have there in November. I’ll spend a week there in late November into December but this trip was just one full day and two days of travel. I spent a lot of time on the beach in meetings but I didn’t get to go in the water. That’s ok with me though because in February Nick and I are going to Indonesia and we’re going go to the beach tons. Here are some thoughts and things I learned.
1.There are wild goats everywhere!! I really wanted to hang out with them but I didn’t get a chance. But there were so many just scattered along sides the roads.
2. I saw the most and brightest stars I’ve ever seen. I love how small and thoughtless it made me feel as I looked at them.
3. I had my first (and 2nd and 3rd) rum punch. We had it at three different restaurants so I got to do a taste test and my favorite one was the one that was more spiced.
4. Sundays at a place called Roadhouse is super lit on Sundays, it’s the place to be. Hundreds of locals come out and dance to the live reggae. According to everyone we asked the best thing to eat is the fried chicken and in the morning they have different flavored pancakes. There’s an appetizer on the menu called goat water (which is goat stew basically).
5. Lots of Antigens have never been to Barbuda.
6. All the houses are so colorful and lovely. There are lots of pastels and to my great happiness lots of houses painted shades of peach and pink. If I lived there I’d either paint my house light blue, lavender or a peach. It made my home seem very bleek.
7. Susie’s hot sauce is an antigen made product and according to one person I spoke to the only product made in Antigua that’s sold on amazon. It has a serious burn. You can also customize the front and put a photo of yourself. This is what I brought home as gifts and there’s a photo below of the one I bought at the airport 🙂 At the cash register I told the cashier thank you for having this president on the bottle and please never have our evil one. She assured me they would never do such a thing.
8. It was my time flying first class and it was amazing. I sat in the seat closest to the captain and had my whole aisle to myself and felt like so lucky. They fed me (it was really good food tbh) and we got to choose between two meals. And you could have as many beverages as you like which was really such a luxurious touch. Before I boarded the plan I spent $20 on some earphones just to find that they provide complimentary earphones (how was am always economy girl to know?). They also provide polar fleece blankets and I hope everyone’s very proud of me for not stealing one, it was difficult for me.
These beaches were voted the most beautiful in the world a while back by travel magazine (I was told)
I’ve not seen these flowers in photos – so it was cool to confirm with my own eyes that they’re real.
It was really good (and my first time eating a meal on an airplane). And the view out the window was even better.
The Susie’s hot sauce I talked about above. I brought this one home for Nick
My first time eating Mahi mahi and my first time having rum punch (and double fisting at lunch lol)