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BARBADOS TRAVEL GUIDE
LanguagesEnglish and Bajan creole
What to eatCou-cou (grits-like side made with cornmeal and okra), fried flying fish, rice and peas, fish cakes, macaroni pie and Bajan black cake (like British Christmas pudding, but cooked with Bajan rum).
What to bring backArts and crafts from the stalls at Oistins Fish Fry every Friday, Bajan spices or hot sauces like Aunt May’s Hot Bajan Pepper Sauce and one of Barbados’ best rum: Mount Gay Rum.
Fun FactThe first Europeans to step on these shores were the Portuguese, including explorer Pedro a Campos who named the island Los Barbados for the bearded fig trees that adorned the land. If you’re wondering why a lot of places here have British names (Dover, Windsor, Yorkshire, etc.), Barbados was part of the British empire for about 300 years (until its independence in 1966).
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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