It was inevitable really. A B-level holiday rolls around and we writers gravitate towards related events or news pegs that seem to matter in our respective slices of the blogosphere. Although I’m surprised. Not even Google has decked out its logo, as it usually does, with whimsical graphics to celebrate the day. No lime stuck in the O, no sombrero-wearing G. Just plain old multi-colored Google—although two colors of the Mexican flag are shown on the L and the E, so I suppose in some weird way that counts for something. At any rate, this is where I make the transition from the topic of the day to Bermuda, because ultimately, it’s always about Bermuda isn’t it? Consider this your fun fact of the day: There’s one, count ‘em, one Mexican restaurant on the entire island. It’s called Rosa’s Cantina and not surprisingly, it advertises World Famous Margaritas (if I had a nickel for every time I’ve seen that one, I’d be a rich man). I used to think a place called Tio Pepe’s was a Mexican joint—after all it means Uncle Pepe in Spanish—but as it turned out it’s Italian. Go figure. I’ve still never sipped one of those “famous” margaritas, but I’m guessing they’ll be some kind of fiesta going on over at Rosa’s today. As for me, well, I think I’ll go for a swim instead.
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).