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Bahamas on a Budget

    View from my window of Nassau port

 The Bahamas really is heaven on Earth and the great thing is it’s so cheap! Here are some amazing things to do when you’re on a budget…

                                                   Junkanoo Beach 

An idyllic beach situated just a 10 minute walk from the city centre. Its pure white sands provide a comfortable place to lay and bask in the hot temperatures. When you’ve had enough of relaxing, the turquoise waters await to help you cool down. Drinks can be brought to you; we got a selection of 4 beers for $5 served in ice. We were lucky enough to catch Junkanoo festival too, which was fun!

A hidden gem, cheap drinks and away from the tourist areas.

      A stroll

A stroll costs nothing and the Island of Nassau provides plenty of beautiful scenery to take your breath away. Stopping for the occasional swim at one of the picturesque shorelines can help relieve your feet.

Cute little boats we came across on our walks.

       Window Shopping

Okay maybe you’d be tempted to spend money but honestly Nassau hosts some beautiful shopping outlets. It is more than possible to walk down the colourful streets and look at the bespoke jewellery, homemade cigars and local rum without buying it. And if you do have some spending money, you’ll be sure to catch a bargain with its duty-free prices

Source: Cruise Critic

You could step on this island with nothing in your pockets and still have the time of your life.  Discover more. 


 

Living in Indonesia vs in England

Getting used to living in Indonesia, a country that has only two seasons (monsoon and dry season) and where beautiful beaches lie along the hundred mile seashores, living in England has given me colourful experiences, such as:

1. Different Taste of Food

In Indonesia, the food is rich of flavours from the various spices and herbs. However, the food in England is so much different.

Typical Indonesian food
British food

2. The Fast-Changing Weather

Unlike in my hometown Surabaya, which temperature ranges from around 25°C along the year, the temperature in England varies from around 3°C in the winter to around 20°C in the summer. However, the weather is often changing unpredictably so we must check on the ‘weather’ application regularly.

3. Different Culture and Language

4. Transportation

A significant difference can be seen from the public transportation in Indonesia and in England. Unlike in Indonesia which its public transportation is still limited, all the public transportation in England is connected and highly facilitate the citizens to mobile in the city and inter-city.

Bus in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Buses in Hull, England.

Finally, the most important thing of living abroad is to adjust ourselves so that we can feel more comfortable although we are thousand miles away from home. So, tell me about your experiences when living abroad by leaving your comments below!

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