My holiday in Barbados: Roberta Hides, aged 12
Saturday 19 July 2008
WHAT I LIKED
I loved the yellow buses that went quite fast and played loud reggae music. The beaches were brilliant and the sea was warm. Me, my dad and my brother James went on a banana boat ride and me, my mum and James also had a donut-inflatable ride in the sea.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE
One day in the capital, Bridgetown, we tried walking to the Barbados Museum in an area called St Ann's Garrison. We asked a lady for directions and she said that it was 10 minutes along the boardwalk, so we started walking. After 20 minutes going round in circles we got the bus back to our villa.
WHAT I SAW
Lots of beautiful tropical fish swimming around coral when we went snorkelling at Folkestone Marine Park and some Barbados green monkeys. I also saw a West Indies v England friendly cricket match.
WHAT I ATE AND DRANK
We bought some fresh pineapple from a fruit stall, which was really nice, and I had some Dorada fish that is nicknamed "dolphin fish". I didn't really like that though.
WHAT I BOUGHT
I bought two reversible Barbados lady dolls; one side has little plaits with beads on the end. I bought them for 20 Barbados dollars (£5) each.
WOULD I GO BACK?
Roberta wins a £15 book token. National Book Tokens are sold, and accepted, in all UK bookshops
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