October - December 2008 lime 03 ISLAND HOPPING Standfi rst here and here all the heroics had been handed down by mouth. By Craig Rix PLACE NAME 1 any could attend matches that were not taking place in their territories. The relationships generations formed with Test cricket were fi ltered through the commentary of John Arlott and others from across the seas. The eloquence of these commentators, and the imagery they invoked, suited a West Indian culture deeply immersed in its oral traditions. All the great stories of West Indian heroics had been handed down by mouth. Written accounts would come as a literary culture began to fl ourish, but in the early days the listener had the liberty to confi gure a hero based on the storyteller's skill. GET UNDER THE SKIN offered its own magic, transmitting tales of brave deeds done in transmitting tales of brave deeds PLACE NAME handed down by mouth. TOP SPOT COMING SOON DISCOUNTED FLIGHTS THROUGHOUT JANUARY 2009 TO ALL DESTINATIONS. SEE WWW. LIAT. COM TRINIDAD There's a huge variety of pickled and preserved fruit that Trinidadians eat, such as candies. You'll fi nd them on the way to Maracas Beach at the look- out point, a popular destination for families at the weekend, and on Lady Young Road, Port of Spain. The choice is immense: pepper strip mangoes, tamarind balls, sweet and pepper plums. The pickled half- ripe fruits ( chow) include pommecythere ( golden apple), mango and pineapple slices. These are preserved in salt, sugar, garlic, hot pepper and chandon beni. Unusual snacks but once you get the sweet sour taste they're addictive. DOMINICA Soused cow skin, locally called fwa sheen, is sold by the side of the road in plastic bags. This is 1 Y SCHEDULE WATCH KEEP AN EYE ON OUR SCHEDULES TO ALL DESTINATIONS. VISIT WWW. LIAT. COM REGULARLY. July - September 2009 ZiNG 83 certainly one of the more unusual snacks that you'll fi nd in Dominica. Check out the cafes in Roseau Market on a Saturday morning and you can enjoy all sorts of treats, roasted corn, plantain, but there's nothing quite like some soused smoked pig snout to clear the head after a session of rum and dominoes. PUERTO RICO If you are not watching your waistline then you simply have to taste the Puerto Rican bacalaito, which is a huge salt cod fritter the size of a frisbee. You'll fi nd this deep- fried delicacy and many others at Pinones, east of San Juan. It's a favourite destination for locals at the weekend, where there are what seems like miles of stalls along the beach road, selling a huge variety of fried foods, as well as other local dishes. Tempt your taste buds at these LIAT destinations. By Judy Bastyra Above: Tucking into a frisbee- sized Puerto Rican bacalaito; Right: A selection of Trinidad candies; Below left: Shopping for snacks at the market BARBADOS Saturday is the day that many Bajans look forward to. This is when you can buy freshly made pudding and souse. Souse is made from different parts of the pig, usually head, tail and feet, which is boiled then marinated in lime, hot pepper, parsley, onion, sweet pepper and cucumber. Pudding is the white kind not the meaty black pudding you fi nd on other islands. It is made from grated sweet potato, onions, thyme and chives. A good place to try it is at the market in Bridgetown. CURAÇAO As with many of the more unusual Caribbean delicacies, iguana soup has the reputation of being an aphrodisiac. It tastes a lot like chicken, and to reassure the more conscientious diners iguanas are now being farmed. It's not restricted to weekend availability but can be tried at Jaanchi's Restaurant ( Westpunt 15) or the Marsche Bieuw ( the old market) in Willemstad, which has an amazing selection of local dishes. ANTIGUA There are many delicious dishes in Antigua, but there's one the locals look forward to all week and that is fungi. You fi nd it all over the island on weekends at roadside stalls. This Antiguan speciality is made from cornmeal ( similar to the Italian polenta), which is seasoned, cooked and rolled into balls. It is generally served with salt cod stew ( duckanoo) or another island favourite pepperpot - a thick vegetable stew with salted meat. WWW. FLICKR. COM/ PHOTOS/ POORLITTLETUMBLEWEED 2 3 4 CURA 5 6 6 UNIQUE TREATS TOP EAT ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA TOURIST OFFICE JUDY BASTYRA
84 ZiNG July - September 2009 SAVE ON YOUR TRAVEL! FOR A FULL OVERVIEW OF OUR SPECIAL PROMOTIONS, KEEP VISITING WWW. LIAT. COM ZiNGLIAT FLY HEALTHY... Y BE RESTED Get a good night's sleep before you travel, eat a light meal and do some gentle exercise( s) before leaving. Y DRESS COMFORTABLY Wear cool, loose- fi tting clothing and shoes that are not too restrictive. Y UNDER PRESSURE? If your ears feel blocked during take- off and landing, ease pressure by sucking a sweet, yawning or swallowing. Y KEEP MOVING! Keep your circulation going by standing up and walking in the aisle where possible - and repeat some of our recommended exercises at regular intervals. Y EAT RIGHT Eat a light, well- balanced meal before you travel, avoiding excessive salt, sugar and dairy products. Try to steer clear of fi zzy drinks and gaseous food. Eating and drinking in excess ( except water!) or consuming the wrong type of food can lead to indigestion and uncomfortable bloating. Y STAY FOCUSED If you are prone to motion sickness during take- off, landing or in the event of turbulence, focus on a fi xed object. Follow our top tips to help you reach your destination feeling fresh EXERCISE! Keep your circulation going with these easy in- seat exercises: Hydrate The low cabin humidity in planes can cause dry eyes, nose and throat, especially on longer journeys. Drink plenty of water and fruit juice and keep alcohol, tea and coffee to a minimum as these can lead to dehydration. If possible, remove contact lenses and apply skin moisturiser and lip balm. Keep it handy Pack essentials in your carry-on bag for quick, easy access. Don't forget medication, your glasses or contact lens case, and a toothbrush! For clarity on what can be carried on board, turn to page 86. Y SHOULDER ROTATION Raise your shoulders up and rotate back to front. Repeat several times in each direction. Y FINGER/ TOE STRETCH Clench fi ngers inward towards palms, then stretch outwards. Repeat several times and do the same with your toes. Y ANKLE ROTATION Lift one foot off the fl oor, keeping your leg stationary. Move it in small circular motions in each direction. Repeat with other foot. Y FOOT FLEX With heels on the fl oor, lift your toes upward as far as possible, hold for several seconds, then relax and repeat several times. Y HEEL LIFT Lift one heel as high as possible while keeping toes on the fl oor, then relax heel to the fl oor. Repeat while alternating right and left heels. Y NECK ROLL Bring chin to chest, then slowly rotate head clockwise several times. Repeat in other direction.