Scenes from downtown Nassau, Bahamas (plus a video!)


In my last Bahamas post, I showed you some pictures from the Atlantis resort. On Monday afternoon, we had the opportunity to take a bus into downtown Nassau to eat lunch and spend an hour or so walking around the shops. It inspired confidence that our bus had a giant dent across the front.
^^^ They drive on the other side of the road in the Bahamas (and by "other side of the road" I mean for us American folk). These "yield" signs were cracking me up. Driving there reminded us of the crazy drivers in Nicaragua!
I told you last time that one thing that surprised me was that Atlantis is like its own little area of the island. We had to drive over this bridge to get outside Atlantis and into the downtown area. What stood out to me the most was just how colorful everything is. I mentioned the color of the water in my last post, but in Nassau we got to see how colorful the streets and buildings are. It was so fun!
We ate lunch at this absolutely delicious place right off the water where some cruise ships were docked. It had the best view, music, and food and was personally one of my highlights of the trip.
After lunch, we walked around a bit and enjoyed some scenes from the island. We watched some guys diving for puff fish and conch shells. Fresh from the ocean!
In conclusion, I put together a short (less than 2 minutes) video! It's not the greatest quality because when I uploaded it to YouTube something funky happened. Movie editing is not in my skill set. 

Also, apparently the "Under the Sea" song I used for 30 seconds at the beginning is copyrighted, so this video is blocked in Germany...? Random. Also x2, YouTube says "ads might appear" on the video because of the song, so sorry if that happens. But I'm too lazy to change it now so just deal with it.

If you can't see it on the blog, view the video on YouTube here.

*If you can't hear some of the audio in the second half, Jordan and I asked each other: "What is your favorite memory from the trip?" Jordan said the color of the water and meeting the OBGYN in the line for pizza. I said walking around Atlantis and seeing the OBGYN. Because I will never stop talking about that.

shelleystirs said...

Loved the video! Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

Miriam said...

The colours of the houses are so pretty, pastel paradise! I also really loved your video. No ads haha!

Rach said...

I love it all! You're right, it's all so colorful! And that water is just gorgeous! You guys' OBGYN story is just so cool. I can see why it's both of you guys' favorite. :)

Erin LFF said...

So pretty :) You take great photos! My parents got to stop in Nassau when they did the KLOVE cruise a few years ago and they commented on how colorful it all was too!

Tara said...

SO beautiful! I love all the colors! We were in Belize for a day and the buildings were similar-looking. And I love your smiling, happy selfie with Jordan :)

Unknown said...

That street looks like a movie set!

And music copyright is serious business on YouTube now. I only use royalty free music, or my videos become silent movies.

Brittany said...

The colors of those buildings! Amazing! I'm seriously yearning for a beach vacation, but it's not going to happen anytime soon. Ugh.

Melissa @ Always, Lissa said...

Those beautiful and colorful buildings. My gosh. I've never seen anything so beautiful before.

All of your picture are exquisite and your vacation looks like loads of fun. Man oh man, I wish I could go.

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

Ooooh so pretty! Looks like a great vacation! Was this your "babymoon"?! :)

Caravan Sonnet said...

I traveled to Nassau last year on a cruise for my first time and loved it!! Reading your post brought back such incredible happy memories!! :) Thanks so much for sharing!
:) Rebecca