Apologies to my loyal readers for taking two days off last week, but I guess that’s what happens when one’s birthday celebration is just that good. Consider my candles officially blown out. The good news is Wednesday’s Best of Bermuda list got quite a response. My ten island faves were re-Tweeted like gangbusters and best of all, I spotted some familiar and unfamiliar names in the comment section below. My favorite? “You look great in a man scarf,” writes Alina Durso. Thanks for the compliment, but it’s about 25 years too late considering I had a major crush on you in nursery school. And like, all of elementary school. But hey, thanks for reading! To Mandy and Rob who wrote in from Cyprus and appear to be running an interesting blog called A New Life In Cyprus, kudos for the kind words. Last I was in your neck of the woods the island nation had just become the European’s Union newest member despite a failed last-ditch effort to reunify the country. I got to spend lots of time with the Greeks in the South, but alas, political red tape ended my quest to visit the Turkish occupied North. Here’s hoping you’re eating lots of haloumi (traditional goats milk cheese) and are staying away from the Zivania (a Manischewitz-esque sweet wine made in the mountains). And to Sanda Burrowes—who along with her colleagues at Troncossi is a true PR guru—not only is that gas station “ron de cahner” but when I arrive I’m greeted with an enthiusiastic “hey bye!” Gotta love it. So in closing let me leave you all with just one more reason why living in Bermuda is so darn delightful. The sunsets. Because really, does it get any better than that view from my patio? I think not.
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).