Hey, Cheap Bastard: tell us the whole story on Barbados
Has the Cheap Bastard been seduced by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and its fawning members? The Cheap Bastard, in his latest blog, points out these great deals in Barbados, but never mentions the down side of visiting.
True, in relation to other areas in the Caribbean, the crime rate in Barbados is relatively low, but recent data suggests it is on the rise. There has been an increase of robberies on tourists, including armed robbery.
And don’t forget the dengue fever, which can be caught from mosquitoes, or the pot-holed, narrow roads with no lighting or street signs. You might want to be aware of their laws, too: it’s illegal to dress in camouflage, for example, and even small amounts of marijuana can land you serious jail time.
Barbados can be a great place to visit, but you need to be aware of these dangers, as you do when visiting anywhere in the Caribbean.
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This sounds suspiciously like all of Duval County, in Northeast Florida.
Dengue Fever, though, must take a backseat to West Nile Virus, Equine Eastern Encephalitis, poison ivy, water moccasins, Bubbas, and sandspurs. That's IF you leave out bone crushing humidity, eyeball searing haze, and the stench of the Glidden Plant when the wind is right. You want a challenging course in an area famous for a hideously high crime rate, weather that makes light of any landscaping greenery attempts, more WalMartians than Arkansas, and the Devil's own weather, forget Barbados and come on down...we can provide an excruciating challenge rat cheer in the Land of The Free and Home of the Depraved.
And most of our courses are remarkably empty in July and August, unlike Disney World just to the south a bit.
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