After living in the United States for the last 11 years, I moved back to New Providence in the Bahamas. Now, if you’ve heard about the Bahamas, that “New Providence” may sound strange to you.  No one who lives on the island of New Providence actually refers to living there. Instead, we say that we live in Nassau, but practically no one lives in Nassau proper. Nassau, the capital of the country and only city on this island, really has fixed boundaries around the harbour, but we all have expanded those boundaries to the entire island. By local standards, we’re all city dwellers, even though many of us would die if we actually had to live under urban rather than coastal suburban conditions. But by comparison with our countrymen in the dozens of rural islands, known as the “Out Islands,” we’re all urbane sophisticates. Or so the story goes…So I think my posts have to do with being a citizen of this strange island city. (Something like Singapore or Hong Kong, I guess)…

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