I had to ask Bernard in St. Lucia

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Bernard talked to me for a while about why most in St. Lucia don’t like to be photographed and I understood.  From his experience and from those I’ve spoken to, they have experienced many tourists taking pictures of them without their permission with no idea where their image will end up.

If I was him I’d probably feel the same way.

When I asked what does he do here, he pulled out a worn in book from his backpack.  It was filled with thank you letters from previous tourists who he took for tours on the island.  When he asked me the same question I waffled awkwardly about blogging/working for myself/photography.  Blogging is growing but relatively unknown to many.

Everything he wears is local.

Thank you Bernard for the talk about life, people, spirituality.




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01473045301972012756 Lolitta

    Gorgeous brotha and i love his dreads.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15988966480652292447 leesicam

    His locs are amazing. Wish mine could have grown that nicely.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06237339378013084155 Eat.Style.Play

    Lawd Bernard is fine, tell him he has fans in the US that say Heyyyyyyyyyy! he looks great!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen


  • Catherine

    What a handsome man.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14177780682550801025 Lizzie Montoya

    St. Lucia is a gorgeous place.

  • http://www.classictajtours.com/ Golden Triangle India

    Killer look

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15024955405351398748 amalie

    this is aweesome x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    amazing snapshots!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07594392144717700960 Confessions of A Confused City Girl

    Such a beautiful moment. I love my island people! You’ve got me missing Grenada…

    Confessions Of A City Girl / Enerjiee

  • Anonymous

    Love his hair!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06784045404057241884 Alexa Strautmanis

    oof i cant even imagine how heavy those dreds get when wet!

  • Anonymous

    He’s beautiful and it emanates from him.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      wow he’d love to hear that. Hopefully he’s reading this

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10570482075129450304 Daria

    he is beautiful. i agree with Anon at 3:31, the beauty emanates from within.

  • http://www.facebook.com/janique.ouellet Janique

    Wow! I will be in St Luica in a little over a month to visit my family. Hope I get to chat with Bernard about life and spirituality too Karen!

    So exciting to see your Carribean posts, makes me long so much for the upcoming jaunt to the island! Cannot wait for the sun and the sand 😉

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12275911795490356582 MishSmash

    his dreads are something SERIOUS. absolutely gorgeous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00864981620856103405 M.Maria Rhoden

    WOAH! LAWDY!LOVE Mİ RASTAMAN. ONE LOVE FORM JAMAİCA Karen by way of Turkey right now(studying) but check your blog once a week.


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