Wednesday’s destination is Barbados, probably named for its bearded fig* trees (los barbados – the bearded ones) by the Portugese explorer Pedro a Campos in 1536. The British ruled until 1966 and the country is still part of the British Commonwealth.
The island is densely populated with 280,000 inhabitants and the HDI** put the country on 37th place in the world, indicating that it is highly developed.
We arrive in the capital Bridgetown at 7 in the morning and leave at 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
My summary: “Calypso, Bridgetown mostly modern, flying fish, cricket, high tea”.
*) Ficus citrofolia, also called Wild Banyantree
**) HDI = Human Development Index