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Welcome to Bermuda

Welcome to Bermuda. The sigh says it all. You have come to one of the best places on Earth. At least, that was my opinion after just a few days on the island. The people are nice, the culture is laid back, the weather is easy, and the sands are timeless. Bermuda had a better feel than almost any other place I've visited. With West Indian charm without West Indian poverty, with British orderliness without British hurriedness, with American convenience without American sloppiness, Bermuda has a charm of its own.

Bermuda, a crossroads of the Atlantic

Bermuda seemed to have the look and feel of the Caribbean only without the poverty. Many many people are of West Indian descent, and form the cultural basis of the island, only better. Whereas the Caribbean islands tend to be poor and crime ridden, in Bermuda, you can walk anywhere, go places etc. without real fear of crime.

There is a British tradition in Bermuda, but it seems confined to pubs and a few cricket matches. The island's tie to the UK seems rather tentative and much more formally political, just as its ties to the US seem to be much more commercial and economic than cultural or social, despite the fact that you can watch American television. Both countries maintained large military bases on the island, but the cultural impact seems to be quite minimal on the whole. It is almost as if the islanders and their economy operated in a separate world.

Bermuda also has a strong strain of Portuguese culture. One quarter of the island's inhabitants are of Portuguese descent, and you can buy Portuguese or Portuguese style food and drink in any grocery store. ATMs offer you a choice of English or Portuguese, and the Portuguese figure prominently in museums dealing with island history and culture.

Bermuda is like no other place I've come across so far. Tiny, small, but diverse, with a booming economy and a very keen sense of identity.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very nice people, very unique island
  • Cons:21 square miles can get very small
  • In a nutshell:Unique
  • Last visit to Bermuda: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 5, 2008
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    A place that maybe someday I can visit and see the wonderful sites and clean living. I like to visit forts and they are here. I guess a motorbike is the way to go/come around the island.

  • Little_Lou_Lou's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    Right smack in the middle of a research thing. A lot of work, but it will hopefully be worth it in the end.

  • VZ-Pam's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Thanks for sharing Bermuda's pages :)

  • elae's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2008 at 8:24 AM

    really nice ***

  • Florida999's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2007 at 8:15 AM

    Great photos and nice page. LOVE the beach there, wow! I would say even nicer than beaches in Florida. Thanks for my postcard too :)

  • Bilimari's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2007 at 6:43 PM

    Thanks for beer and rum tips, but the chowder sounds the best. :)

  • Karlie85's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2007 at 8:19 PM

    Thank you very much for the Bermuda postcard! I love the stamp, too. Good tips :)

  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2007 at 11:35 AM

    Wonderful Bermuda page!!! Thank you so much also for the Nina does Bermuda pics! Love your tips, always great ones, interesting the Bermuda Band/First Squad-pics.

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