Last Friday I mentioned I had a second adventure during the summer...

Like some of you already know, I had to go to Nassau to get my passport stamped, and once I finished all my paperwork I thought, well you have 12 hours to explore the island. But first I boarded the local bus and returned to the hotel to change my attire (seriously, humidity and heat can make a mess out of your jeans).

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Behold the US Embassy at Nassau! No! Not McDonald's! Although that's where the majority of the Americans gathered once they descended from the numerous cruise ships. If you look to the right, where the potted palm trees are, you might notice a set of benches, that's where people waiting to enter the embassy seat... I still find it funny that McD decided to set up shop next to the Embassy.

Walking around the promenade behind the Nassau Straw Market, I notice a strange object sunk in the seabed...

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Another take of the promenade behind the straw market...

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It was still early, in the morning when I took this picture. Notice the absence of hoarding tourists...

... no cars were allowed in this street, yet someone had a different idea.

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Ohhh.. what's that you say? Well Ice Cream is being served on that green building, I knew I had to stop there to treat myself with some frozen custard!

After eating a double scooped Hazelnut/Pistachio frozen treat (lies I never had any ice cream), I embarked up the hills of New Providence main island.

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There I notice all the government institutions, including the National Bank of the Bahamas.

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And many other ministries and buildings I didn't care enough to take pictures of... with the exception being the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas & The Turks & Caicos Islands. Sadly someone important to the ministry had passed away that day... and a horde of guards were blocking the entrance.

After trekking the hills of Nassau, I descended to Bay Street.

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and started walking to my next destination... Which according to the bus driver of the Jitney #10 is the best place to eat fried fish and cracked conch.

I walked for... 10 minutes. To my left a rock quarry.

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To my right... trash.

I kept on walking for ten more minutes, and that's when I notice a bridge... (and if I recall correctly, the bus driver told me the place I was looking for was under a bridge...)

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...and a beach soccer complex.

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I was collapsing from hunger, but no matter how hungry I was... I wanted to check the view from the bridge.

Under the Bridge... Potter's Cay Dock.

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To the west... Downtown and the port of call for the cruise ships.

...and to the east... a sunken ship called Lady D =/

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Also... the Potter's Cay fish market.

This is where the bus driver told me to get my fix on the local food... no tourists, cheap food... and blooming with locals! Yeah... I don't see any locals at all, maybe cause it was 3PM on a Thursday...

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Anyway... I stopped by one of the few places that was still open, and full of locals drinking and eating.

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Sat down, ordered a fried snapper and shared a moment or two with my fellow diners.

The day was almost over... so I embarked on the bus to get back to the hotel.

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I did spend a second day in Nassau, but since I had to pick up my passport in the embassy, I couldn't carry my phone with me. Sadly that was the day I went to the Queen's staircase and other historical landmarks of the island...