Admit it. Probably you’ve heard of Bermuda as something to be feared. Thanks to the many real life mysterious unexplained disappearances of aircraft and sea vessels that we came to know about.
Where is Bermuda?
Bermuda is a 53.3 sq kilometer archipelago of more than 150 islands in the middle of the North West Atlantic Ocean collectively known as “The Island”. Bermuda is located on the other tip of an imaginary triangle. The other tips being Puerto Rico and Miami, Florida. Most common misconception is for people to think Bermuda is in the Caribbean. It is not.
Welcome to the triangle!
The triangle which is closely associated with Bermuda tickled a lot of my brain cells when I first came across about it in a TV show back home. The mysterious disappearances happen within this region and not exactly within Bermuda. Experts say, the weather in the area is very volatile and perilous. The condition can change from bad to worst. This is also the area where most hurricanes are formed. There is also another theory involving methane gas ejecting from the bottom of the triangle towards the surface. The water with bursting bubbles become dangerous, ships cruising right on the spot will lose its buoyancy causing it to sink. Others say, the lost city of Atlantis is located within the waters of the triangle. They say, there are huge pyramids underneath the ocean waters. Ofcourse, you can’t remove another theory that aliens are involved in various cases of disappearances: extraterrestrial abductions.
Bermuda is the oldest British Overseas Territory. It is self-governing, having its own constitution, Parliament that creates local laws and regulations. Defense and foreign relations remains the primary responsibility of the United Kingdom. It’s current capital is the City of Hamilton. The government is Parliamentary dependency under constitutional monarchy. Having said that, Bermuda’s head of state is currently Queen Elizabeth II.
Bermuda is divided into 9 Parishes and there are two Corporations: the City of Hamilton and the Old Towne of St. George’s.
Its recent population count is 71,176 as of July 2018.
The Island gets huge income from tourist arrivals. Mostly, they are on board cruise ships. Tourists usually wander in its beautiful beaches scattered around the island. Various tourists attractions off the beaten paths also exist. Century old forts, churches as well as nature parks and reserves dots the island. Railway trail is also offers a good hiking tour from the West End to the East End. Tourist can hire bikes or small electric cars that can fit 2 people to go around the island.
Helping fuel Bermuda’s economy is the niche of insurance and re-insurance industry.
Fear not Bermudaful!
Despite the frightening reputation of the notorious triangle, here I am, living as an expat. Bermuda is a lovely place. Nothing to fear! People are amazing!