Travel & Outdoor
ZiNG Caribbean

ZiNG Caribbean May/June 2019 (issue 49)

ZiNG Caribbean is a vibrant celebration of all things Caribbean, which will appeal to anyone with a curiosity in learning more about the region, or planning a visit, or who lives in the region. Drawing on a diverse range of writers and photographers, ZiNG is a colourful, energetic publication that gets beneath the skin of one of the world's most beautiful regions.

United Kingdom
Gecko Publishing Ltd
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in this issue

1 min.
get onboard!

Welcome to one of the most vibrant seasons in the Caribbean, when the region comes alive to celebrate its dynamic culture through our music festivals, carnivals and sports. LIAT is happy to fly you between our 15 destinations to enjoy what the region has to offer, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure. We thank you for choosing the Caribbean airline as we take you to your destination safely and comfortably. As we continue to improve, we will work to get you there on time to enjoy the pleasures of our destinations. In this issue of ZiNG, we invite you to climb to new heights with our Caribbean three-peak challenge and explore subaquatic wonders with the five best hotels for diving. Join us as we explore the world-class golf courses…

1 min.
one to watch

As his stage name suggests, Carlson Hannaway – aka D’Termine – is set on success. This singer-songwriter from St Vincent & the Grenadines is working with top producers in Jamaica, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. “I create different genres: soca, reggae, dancehall, Afrobeats,” D’Termine says. “My inspiration comes from life’s experiences.” He’s hoping to create a splash in 2019: “I want to make more positive songs, collaborate with other artistes and link SVG with the rest of the Caribbean and the world through music.” * INSTAGRAM: @DTERMINEOFFICIAL; WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/DTERMINEOFFICIAL PLUS * Hot stuff... Bright batik, Guyana getaway * Brilliant books... New reads * Epic events... St Kitts Music Fest, St Lucia Jazz, Grenada flavours and sailing * Feast your eyes... Gourmet Guadeloupe * Inspiring people... Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland…

1 min.
light fantastic

Interested in photography? Think you might be able to take a picture as striking as this? Then consider joining a group near you. This dazzling image – a zoom-in on the Independence lights reflecting in the dark waters of the Careenage in Bridgetown – was taken by Murray Symphorien, a member of the Barbados Photographic Society (BPS). Founded on an appreciation for and interest in photography, the BPS is open to all. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome to join the group’s Facebook page, share their thoughts, post their work and chat to other members about photography. Become a full member to benefit from the diverse range of BPS activities. * BARPHOTOSOC.WIXSITE.COM/HOME; WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/BARBADOSPHOTO…

2 min.
grown with love

Anyone with a wild aloe plant in their garden can instantly see how well succulents grow in the Caribbean climate. And one green-fingered entrepreneur is on a mission to spread her love of these hardy and easy-care little gems of the plant world. Edith Bailey Berridge, now based in Antigua, was born on the ‘Nature Island’, Dominica, and loved planting flowers in her family garden from a young age. “My mother would say: girl, you love your hand in dirt,” says Edie. “One day I visited a neighbour who had those lovely succulent plants – they looked so vibrant and alive. We exchanged a few for bush-tea plants, and at home I put them in a circular pot and decorated them with stones. They were so beautiful that I wanted to…

1 min.
batik beauty

Open the door to Art Fabrik on Young Street, in a quirky 250-year-old building in the heart of St George’s, Grenada, and you enter a delightful clothing boutique overflowing with vividly coloured batik garments in dazzling patterns. These unique, handmade fabrics are 100% cotton and dyed in exquisite, brilliant colours with imaginative designs. Art Fabrik is a 32-year-old Grenadian company specialising in beautiful handmade batik material, clothing and accessories – all wearable art. The collection ranges from dresses, skirts, tops and shorts to sarongs, hats and bags. You can also buy materials for sewing your own designs. By special request, visitors can climb the stairs to Art Fabrik’s second-floor workspace to see the ‘engine room’ first hand. Here, designs are traced onto virgin fabric and then waxed, dyed, boiled and hung out…

1 min.
ranch life

Waikin Ranch is an oasis of tranquillity in the middle of Guyana’s vast savannah, set in the south-east of the country around a 30-minute drive from Lethem. The ranch features four beautifully designed cabins, which opened in December 2018, complete with spacious balconies, hammocks and private bathrooms. Visitors can enjoy a number of activities including swimming, horseback-riding, hiking and rounding up cattle like real Guyanese cowboys. Meals are served buffet-style at the owner’s family table, with plenty of options to suit all tastes; dishes feature home-grown produce from the ranch, including the most enormous avocados. Waikin Ranch is an ideal destination for adventurous travellers who want to indulge in some R&R away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. * UPPER TAKATU & IRENG RIVER, RUPUNUNI, LETHEM; WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BULLSEYE.2011…