Thursday, January 24, 2013

“Where you limin tonight?”

by Simon Carey, TUI Base Manager for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

“Where you limin tonight?” You are in St Vincent and the Grenadines, in the lower Caribbean, the only country where “lime” is a verb, adjective, and a noun. For me, “limin” is one of the only ways to spend time in SVG. All that’s needed is friends, music, and rum (a cold Hairoun beer will work). You could be sitting around a pool, a beach bar, on someone’s boat or in their living room. Carefree “limes” are hours well spent, but nothing of great importance needs to be accomplished, problems need not be solved -- just living in the moment, and enjoying your company and surroundings.

Some of my favorite places to lime are Reds Rum Shop in St Vincent, Flowt Beach Bar in Blue Lagoon St Vincent, Black Boys Beach Bar in Salt Whistle Bay Mayreau, Jacks Bar Bequia, and Mangoes Lower Bay Bequia -- stop by, hear the local beat, buy a few rounds and soon a few will be coming back to you – “limin”.  Hours slide by and the sunny afternoon turns to dusk, then to evening, and great conversations and laughter mark the time.

“Limin” at Black Boys, Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau

1 comment:

  1. Hey Simon,just dropping in to say that you're a great bloke!And very generous tooo...!!! I remember you buying my friends and I bottles of wine on Canouan at the Tamarind Beach you qualify as one of the very best "liming buddies" ever!