My absolute favourite event here in Nassau is the International Cultural Weekend. The third weekend in October all of the different cultural groups who live here participate in this amazing 2-day weekend. There is authentic food, drinks and live entertainment from all over the world.
This year there were booths from the Bahamas, the US, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Guyana, Turks and Caicos, Myanmar, Greece, South Africa, Peru, India, China, Philippines, Spain, England, Scotland, and I'm sure many others I can't recall right now.
I used to call it the 'eat and drink your way around the world' weekend. Because that's what I used to do.
Not this year. This year i 'nibbled my way around the world'....... and barely that. I made a beeline for Peru for some ceviche because i Love it and this is usually the only time and place I get it. I may have eaten 1/4 of the bowl and ended up making all my friends try it because it was truly too good to throw away. I drank lots of water. For dinner I went to a Caribbean booth for some yummy jerk chicken. I ate most of a not very meaty thigh and some of the dumpling things.
I came away feeling quite satisfied and not stuffed to the gills. I haven't been drinking alcohol in quite a while so didn't miss that either.
It's a nice feeling this eating to satisfaction when satisfaction comes so quickly.
Ok.... time to get all my stuff in order because I will probably need to get up at 4:30 tomorrow morning to be at the airport for 5:30 for my 7:10am flight... I have three flights to get from Nassau to Austin. Ugh!
Was going to take a carry on suitcase since it's only 3 days and I don't need to take much, but I really don't want to have to schlep it around four airports and I'm still not sure I should be lifting heavy things so would have trouble getting it into and out of the overhead bins. So bigger suitcase checked in.
Oh... and I ran into my trainer at the festival today.... turns out he's no longer there!?!?! So sad because he really was a big part of my getting to where I am right now. i know i'll still be in good hands with the other trainer, but still. At least he managed to get a job doing what he's really trained to do - physiotherapy - so i can't fault him for moving on.
ok. now i'm really going.