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Bermuda and her People

One of the most erroneous situations that occurs, more often than not, when the country of Bermuda is discussed, is that most people who have never visited our Island assume that it is located in the Caribbean.  As a result, people expect us to sound typically like our ancestors from Jamaica.  However if you listen to Chewstick on this website, you will hear our dialect and discover that Bermuda has a unique culture with its own peculiarities and distinctions.  So [...]

Transportation

Transportation – Part I Travel by Moped or Pedal Bike There are a number of ways to travel around Bermuda, some more exciting than others, and some safer than others.  Yes, travelling via a scooter or a moped (a motorized cycle) may be more fun and definitely exciting but it can be hazardous to your health if you are not careful. Why do I say this? Well most of all because in Bermuda we drive and ride on the [...]

The Mysterious Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, also referred to as the Devil’s Triangle, has long been the subject of fascination and intrigue for many. The Bermuda Triangle, the existence of which is not recognized by the US Navy or the US Board on Geographic Names, is a loosely defined area where a number of ships and aircraftshave disappeared. We can thank pop culture for giving attention to possible extraterrestrials and paranormal activity in this region but there have also been many reports and [...]

Money, Money, Money! US Dollar or Bermuda Dollar?

Travelling to Bermuda is so much easier than visiting to some other countries where currency is concerned.  Why? Because, we use the U.S. dollar just as much as we use our Bermudian currency.  As a result, there really is no need to exchange your dollars to Bermudian currency because if a visitor spends U.S. dollars, vendors will often support the visitor by repaying or giving change in the same currency, i.e. U.S. dollar for U.S. dollar.  As a courtesy to [...]

Interview With Wendell ‘Shine’ Hayward, A Local Legend

Wendell ‘Shine’ Hayward is one of the most well-known musicians in Bermuda. We recently had an opportunity to have a chat with this amazing musician, teacher of music, and talent-builder. Q - Is there such a thing as a “Bermuda sound”? A - Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a ”Bermuda Sound,” in my opinion. Some would like to think that there is, but the truth of the matter is that there is not. Having said that, I am in [...]

A Taste of Bermuda – Bermudian Cuisine And Places To Eat

Bermuda’s cuisine can be described in many ways. Rich in texture, and flavours, Bermuda’s cuisine is not for the faint-hearted or the calorie counters. Although we used to grow most of our food until about the 1930’s, nowadays most foodstuff is imported. As our island’s population grew, the availability of farm land became more and more limited and we eventually had to resort to importing most of our food from the United States and Canada although, wherever possible, people still [...]