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Week 1 Bahamas: New Providence Photo Summary 2

From the amount of businesses found in every nook and cranny of the island is impressive. From shopping centers to roadside stands and homes, Bahamians (as seen on New Providence in particular) seem to be very entrepreneurial. In the photo album you’ll see many examples of self-run tailor or barber shops and fruit sellers. One problem to point out, however, is the failure in diversification. Although there were many saloons, for example, locals haven’t ventured into more risky and potentially more productive enterprise. It is to be conceded that deficiency in demand may play a factor. There’s very little to do for recreation and entertainment with very few movie theaters and bowling alleys concentrated on one or two islands. Because it rained every day of my trip to New Providence, most of the photos hide the usually beautifully blue skies that mirror the pristine water.

Light interesting notes:

  • Gas is expensive
  • During the public news broadcast, there is a person using sign language to translate
  • Post office boxes are used instead of personal mailboxes
  • Gas stations have attendants that pump your gas for you
  • Lots of churches
  • Lots of bars
  • Public schools are painted yellow with green and white accents
  • Police and fire stations are usually painted green
  • Public Health facilities are usually painted pink
  • Court houses are painted pink
  • College of the Bahamas buildings are generally painted pink with white
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Week 1 Bahamas: New Providence Photo Summary 1

From the amount of businesses found in every nook and cranny of the island is impressive. From shopping centers to roadside stands and homes, Bahamians (as seen on New Providence in particular) seem to be very entrepreneurial. In the photo album you’ll see many examples of self-run tailor or barber shops and fruit sellers. One problem to point out, however, is the failure in diversification. Although there were many saloons, for example, locals haven’t ventured into more risky and potentially more productive enterprise. It is to be conceded that deficiency in demand may play a factor. There’s very little to do for recreation and entertainment with very few movie theaters and bowling alleys concentrated on one or two islands.

Interesting light notes:

  • Gas is expensive
  • During the public news broadcast, there is a person using sign language to translate
  • Post office boxes are used instead of personal mailboxes
  • Gas stations have attendants that pump your gas for you
  • Lots of churches
  • Lots of bars
  • Public schools are painted yellow with green and white accents
  • Police and fire stations are usually painted green
  • Public Health facilities are usually painted pink
  • Court houses are painted pink
  • College of the Bahamas buildings are generally painted pink with white

 

Airports, Seaports, Train stations (Website Background): Nassau, the Bahamas

The website’s background is currently a photo of one of the terminals of Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas, one of the airports I will be visiting on my travels. Its International Air Transport Aviation (IATA) airport identifier is NAS (this shows up on your ticket itinerary or when searching for tickets at booking sites online). In 2006, the airport dropped the country’s capital city from its name: Nassau International Airport and acquired that of the first Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, The Rt. Hon. Sir Lynden Pindling. With the name change came a world-class upgrade, especially to the international terminal as pictured in the gallery. It is currently the largest airport and international gateway in the Bahamas.

Fast Facts

Destinations
: 75
Countries Served
: 10
Continents Served
: 2
Avg Route Distance
: 2282 Km (1426 miles)

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Abaco Air Marsh Harbour
Aerogaviota Holguín
Air Canada Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau
Air Turks and Caicos Providenciales
AirTran Airways operated by Southwest Airlines Atlanta, Baltimore
American Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
American Eagle Miami
American Eagle operated by Executive Air Miami
Bahamasair Abraham’s Bay, Arthur’s Town, Cockburn Town, Colonel Hill, Deadman’s Cay, Fort Lauderdale, Freeport, George Town, Governor’s Harbour, Havana, Marsh Harbour, Matthew Town, Miami, North Eleuthera, Orlando, Providenciales, Rock Sound, Spring Point, The Bight, Treasure Cay
Bimini Island Air Fort Lauderdale
British Airways Grand Cayman, London-Heathrow, Providenciales
CanJet Toronto-Pearson
Caribbean Airlines Kingston, Montego-bay
Cat Island Air Arthur’s Town, Great Harbour Cay, Rum Cay, The Bight
Copa Airlines Panama City
Cubana de Aviación Havana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, New York-LaGuardia
Seasonal: Detroit
Flamingo Air Black Point, Farmer’s Cay, Staniel Cay
JetBlue Airways Boston, Fort Lauderdale, New York-JFK, Orlando, White Plains
Pineapple Air Chub Cay, Colonel Hill, Deadman’s Cay, Spring Point, Stella Maris
SkyBahamas Airlines Arthur’s Town, Fort Lauderdale, Freeport, George Town, Marsh Harbour, New Bight, San Salvador (Bahamas)
Southern Air Charter Deadman’s Cay, Governor’s Harbour, North Eleuthera, Stella Maris
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson
Thomas Cook Canada operated by Jazz Air Seasonal: Halifax, Toronto-Pearson
United Airlines Newark
Seasonal: Houston-Intercontinental
United Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines Newark
Seasonal: Cleveland, Houston-Intercontinental
US Airways Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington-National
Western Air Andros Town, Bimini, Congo Town, Freeport, George Town, Kingston, Mangrove Cay, Montego Bay, San Andros, Marsh Harbour
WestJet Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary

Destinations Map

http://www.theairdb.com/airport/NAS.html

Official Infrastructural Upgrade Video

Many photos in this post retrieved from: http://www.vantageairportgroup.com/photo-gallery/lynden-pindling-international-airport-gallery

Map data retrieved from:http://www.theairdb.com/airport/NAS.html

Airports, Seaports, Train stations (Website Background): Charlotte Douglas, NC

One of the most exciting places to visit while traveling is usually the first place you leave and the first place you arrive at at both the start and end of the trip. Modern airports, seaports, and train stations are designed to mesmerize and to entertain visitors. They do this not only to keep visitors occupied, but to make sure that they spend their last dime before leaving the host country. The website’s background is currently a photo of one of the terminals of Charlotte Douglas Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the airports I will be visiting on my travels. Its International Air Transport Aviation (IATA) airport identifier is CLT (this shows up on your ticket itinerary or when searching for tickets at booking sites online).

Fast Facts

  • Seventh nationwide in total operations
  • 11th nationwide in total passengers (38,254,207 passengers)
  • 34th nationwide in cargo (freight, mail)
  • Number of Flights Daily: 703
  • Direct/Nonstop Flights: 138 destinations,  36 International

Airlines
Domestic Carriers:

  • AirTran Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways

Foreign Flag Carriers:

  • Air Canada Jazz
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
  • Insel Air

Regional Carriers:

  • American Eagle
  • United Express
  • Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines,
    ComAir, Compass Airlines, Mesaba Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines and Shuttle America
  • US Airways Express operated by AirWisconsin, Chautauqua Airlines, Mesa Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines and Republic Airlines
International
Destinations listed are nonstop.

  • Antiqua*
  • Aruba
  • Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Belize*
  • Bermuda*
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Cozumel, Mexico*
  • Curaco, Netherlends*
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Freeport, Bahamas
  • Grand Cayman Islands
  • Liberia, Costa Rica*
  • London, England
  • Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica

Coming in 2012

  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Montreal, Canada
  • Munich, Germany
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Paris, France*
  • Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Rome, Italy
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands*
  • St. Lucia*
  • St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
  • St. Kitts*
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Toronto, Canada

* Seasonal service

http://charlottechamber.com/eco-dev/airport-fast-facts/

http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Airport/AboutCLT/Pages/Fast%20Facts.aspx

Travel Abroad Scavenger Hunt: Electronic Storage Media

One of the most important things you should remember to do on your trip is finding ways to remember it later! After all the time and money you’ve spent going to your destination country, it’s really not cost efficient to not be able to remember it in a few years or to not be able to show the cool stuff you’ve seen to your friends.

This is why I bought an extra SD card for my camera. It was a reasonable price, especially seeing as this card hold 8 times more data than my previous card with both costing about the same price. It was also really sleek and cool looking (although that shouldn’t be important, it did serve to solidify my choice).
Extra space on my camera (the new card by itself and my old card as a backup) is essential for a stress free travel experience. Think about all the times you won’t have to decide which of your amazing pictures to delete in order to take a picture of this other amazing sight. With extra space, you can take them all! Even if you plan on taking your laptop without or transferring the photos to internet cloud storage regularly during your trip, you never know when you might forge to clear new space, or simply run into a day where you actually want to take 30 million photos. A bit of a stretch, I know, but you get my point.
Sd

What features are good for an SD card or other electronic storage media card?

  1. Well, this particular card has memory chips that are protected from liquids and dust. Should you spill water or juice on this card, or have it fall into a glass of the same, it (nor its precious contents) will be negatively affected.
    Samsung’s website reports:

    SAMSUNG molded its memory cards with EMC and tested them. The memory cards were soaked in various liquids including water, 5% acetic acid, 5% salt water and 1% sodium carbonate acid for 24 hours. Neither the card nor the data inside was compromised by harsh testing.

  2. Speed is also important. Both read speed (how fast data is transferred from the card to a computer) and write speed (how fast data can be written to a card) for this card was great. It has a max read speed of 24MB/s and a max write speed of 13MB/s.
  3. A large amount of storage space is probably one of the most important factors in memory card choice. This card was an 8GB, meaning that it could (as advertised) store about 2000 photos or songs (140 hrs of music).
  4. This card also is also magnet proof and shock proof. This means that if this card is run over by a 1.6 ton vehicle, the photos still won’t be lost. It also means that I can remain calm about any sort of magnetic exposure (e.g. x-rays).

Video detailing the “destruction” of a Samsung SDHC Card.

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