Traveling makes me learn like nothing I've ever experienced. These are some of the epiphanies and ignorant transformations I have made in the week on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.
1. Having an island in the Caribbean does not mean that it is "tropical." I have to admit that I imagined stopping at roadside stands to buy local mangoes, papayas and bananas. The climate of Turks and Caicos cannot produce such fruit. Almost all of the food was imported...tons from the U.S. Even Cabot Cheddar!
3. Drinks make everything better. I'm not only talking about the alcoholic kind either! On Turks and Caicos all their water is purified through desalination. This is expensive. Very expensive. We are so fortunate to have clean drinking water that is affordable and plentiful.
5. In the midst of the dry, limestone island, there was always beauty lurking around the corner.