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Flag of Barbados Barbados
Language: English
Capital: Bridgetown
Population: 284,589
Currency: Barbados Dollar (BBD)
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Barbados is the easternmost island of the Caribbean and has an area of 430 square kilometers. The capital is Bridgetown. Other major towns include Holetown, Oistins, and Speightstown. Be wary of the odd hurricane, tropical storm, or landslide during the wet season (June till November). The possibility of a hurricane is higher, if not restricted to the eastern side. Generally this occurs once every 26 years or so. Serious hurricanes appear to pop up even less often as the most recent one that caused major damage to the island was in 1955.

As with most of the Caribbean, hitching is quite easy, although not common. Will be harder around Bridgetown. Barbados is quite popular among British and American tourists and is considered (and considers itself) much more developed than the rest of the West Indies. Chances are your rides will be with Christians that will be happy to pick you up. Thumb signal works well, waving hand also.

People are generally friendly however like Saint Lucia you might experience some aggression (especially around some areas of Bridgetown). Keep alert and choose your rides wisely.