Travels: Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman Islands

Last week I went to Cayman Islands with the wife and some friends. I’m usually not the type of person that likes to lay around outside in the heat and get baked but I had no complaints about it during this trip. The beach was amazing and so was the food.

Prior to the trip, I didn’t really know much about Cayman Islands. In fact, I kept picturing Cuba in my head but I was dead wrong. The island is pretty new and a lot of the architecture and stores were fairly modern.

Cayman Architecture

Local Coconut Guy
A local guy selling coconuts on the side of the road

Cutting the coconut

Conch Fritters
Heritage Kitchen – Conch Fritters

Ox Tail and Jerk Chicken
Undras – Ox Tail and Jerk Chicken

The food was really good and not too pricey. Some of my favorites were Heritage, Blue Cilantro and Undra’s

Pirate Week at Cayman Islands
We planned the trip so we would be there during Pirate Week, which apparently is a big deal in Cayman Islands.

Iguana

Green Wall in Cayman Islands

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Live Surface - Billboard

Live Surface - Bottle

Live Surface - Book

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