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Bermuda is not for the poor

I decided to check out the dog friendly hotels in Bermuda.

While they may be dog friendly, they are not wallet friendly. We are talking 4 figures at the least expensive.

And that’s just for a night.

Of course, the Rosewood is near where the billionaires live. So, prices are commensurate with the neighbourhood.

I guess if you can afford the accomodation, you can probably afford the private jet to get you to Bermuda. Which also means that you can probably find some other place to stay as well.

Unless you want to stay in a hotel.

The rest of us have to leave the dogs back home.

Going to Bermuda???

I am seriously thinking about going to Bermuda for Lobster Season, which goes from the First of September to the 31st of March 31. I would like to take my dogs, which used to be impossible.

Now it’s only difficult.

Only a couple of hotels allow dogs: The Hamilton Princess & Beach Club along with the Rosewood Bermuda. I see which one I would go to if I do take my dogs. Unfortunately, both of them are away from civilisation. So, getting a Twizy would be a definite, but not a problem since the dogs would ride in the back.

Anyway, it’s still in the planning stages, but it is something I am considering. Also, considering Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine or the Gaspé. Those might be more doable with dogs

See:

https://www.gotobermuda.com/article/visiting-bermuda-pets

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel/by-country/pettravel-canada

Ouaip, Je reste en place pour l’instant.

One reason I really hate the “mesures sanitaires” is that they cut down somewhat on my movement. I still am able to get around more than the average person, but there are still limits. At least, I’m not like my friends who were given a few days to pack up, find a flight, and go back to the US after a year long course. Still, it looks as if travel is limited as I prepare to visit my mother.

My wife said this to me in an e-mail this morning:

You indeed have led a very privileged life in comparison to my very humble upbringing…..I was never even on an airplane until my mid-twenties……….

To which I responded:

And I was on one when I was a couple of months old. Prop plane, so not a jet setter.

Yep, my first trip was to my dad’s family on a prop plane. I grew up speaking three languages: English, German, and French. Toss in phrases of others with the fact that Spanish and Italian are similar to French. But, I will admit to usually speaking English whenever possible.

Anyway, it looks like movement is going to be cut back for a while longer until the “crise sanitaire” is “resolved.”

It surprised me what the world’s largest airport happened to be.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)!

Yeah, I am a Euro-centric snob with strong NE US tendencies. London Heathrow (LHR) is only 7th on the list! Amsterdam’s Schipol (AMS) is 11th right under Paris’s Charles De Gaulle (CDG) which is number 10. LAX (Los Angeles Airport) comes in at 4th above Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) which is 6th!

New York’s JFK and Newark’s (EWR) aren’t even on the list!

Actually, it depends on whether you are using passengers or airplanes since O’Hare has more planes go through, making IT number one for that calculation. International Airport Review, who came up with the ranking, has this methodology:

Airport terminal passenger numbers are calculated by summing the totals of departing passengers, arriving passengers, transferring passengers and direct transit passengers. A passenger who transfers from one flight to another is counted twice by the airport in which they make their transfer. A direct transit passenger is someone whose stops temporarily at an airport and then departs again on a plane with the same flight number. These passengers are counted once.

With the exceptions for my guesses being Asian Airports (Tokyo’ Haneda (HND) and Beijing (PEK)), none of the ones I would have guessed had the most travel did. OK, except for O’Hare.