Anybody wanna go to Barbados?

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    Sep 11, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    I wanna go to Barbados. For a week or so, sometime around February.

    Why? Blue water. White sand. Warm sun. Swaying palms. Cool tunes. Tall fruity rum drinks. Allegedly the most consistent surf in the Caribbean. And the third highest Human Development Index in the Western hemisphere (behind the USA and Canada).

    I'll go by myself if I have to, but I'd much rather have a buddy or two or three to travel with. Unfortunately, my lame ass friends either don't have the time or don't have the money, or aren't adventurous enough to go someplace new and different and far from home.

    So, I thought I'd throw it out to you guys. Anybody up for the trip? Not expecting a big romance or a week-long fuckfest, just looking for somebody cool and active and adventurous to share a good vacation and have some good times with.

    I'm putting the word out early, because nobody normal would agree to spend a week in Barbados on the spur of the moment with someone they've never met.
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    Sep 11, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    I think a guy could do worse than having you for a traveling companion. Not for myself, naturally, but is your plan to fly in and out?
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    Sep 12, 2010 12:23 AM GMT
    I have been there plenty of times, do not forget to go to James Coast, is BEAUTIFUL!!! is like the Cliff of Dover in England...wonderful scenery, the East coast of the Island is where most of the surfers goes and is rough so not really for swimming, the West Coast and South is the better swimming spots.

    Also, Harrison Cave is not to be missed -limestone formations of crystalline structure surround the whole cave structure, and you find the purest water. And of course the best rum...and you should know the name Mount Gay Extra Rum, not making it up that is the real nameicon_lol.gif

    Let me thinking about it and time if its in February.
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    Sep 12, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    Yeah I'm flying there. Turns out a ticket from LAX to Barbados is no more expensive than flying to Cleveland for Christmas to visit my mom.

    Hmmm, Cleveland or Barbados.....
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    Sep 12, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    I'm thinking Cleveland in February. Why would you want sunny warm white beaches? You could have tons of snow to enjoy.....icon_twisted.gif



    Athaleet saidYeah I'm flying there. Turns out a ticket from LAX to Barbados is no more expensive than flying to Cleveland for Christmas to visit my mom.

    Hmmm, Cleveland or Barbados.....
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    Sep 12, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    It just so happens that my birthday is at the end of February (Im a Pisces) and I have been thinking about an interesting place to check out about that time. I love the islands, love traveling in general, tropical locals & rum drinks a huge plus! Natural Island culture calls my name. I'm game! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 12, 2010 1:08 AM GMT
    I went there in "96". It was a graduation gift from me, to me. I went with some high school friends and had a blast. Went to some clubs hit the beach. Only negative about my trip was I got sick. Worst chest cold ever.
  • bayboy

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    Sep 12, 2010 4:10 AM GMT

    Just looked at your profile again. Gosh, I wonder if you'll ever manage to find a few dozen guys on this site who'd want to head off for an island vacation with you...
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    Sep 12, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    Are you paying? icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 12, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    Why is Cleveland so expensive to fly into? I don't get it. I just got back from living in the Caribbean for about 4 years and it cost me more to fly to Cleveland (to visit my family) than anywhere else in the world. Insanity!

    Barbados in February will be stunning. Enjoy!
  • mybud

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    Sep 12, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    I went there 6 years ago.....brah you'll love it...seriously...BUD
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    Sep 12, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, I appreciate the suggestions and the good wishes.

    As far as Cleveland being expensive to fly into... trust me, it ain't near as bad as Cincinnati!
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    Sep 12, 2010 8:24 PM GMT
    halltd saidWhy is Cleveland so expensive to fly into? I don't get it. I just got back from living in the Caribbean for about 4 years and it cost me more to fly to Cleveland (to visit my family) than anywhere else in the world. Insanity!

    Barbados in February will be stunning. Enjoy!


    There is this interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about the same issue - it sited:

    (1) Airline Type
    (2) Competition
    (3) Passengers
    (4) Operating Costs

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704540904575451653489562606.html?KEYWORDS=airline+ticket+prices

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    But yes, is totally insane.
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    Sep 12, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
    Athaleet said Allegedly the most consistent surf in the Caribbean. .


    LOL, thats because its not in the Caribbean sea... its in the Atlantic ocean and gets oceanic swell ;)

    Im a surfer from Curacao and surfed throughout the Caribbean, never been to Barbados, but Ive heard nothing but GREAT things about it... so I would join if I could lol
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    Sep 12, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    Agamemnon saidAre you paying? icon_twisted.gif


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