01.10.2013 - 11.11.2013 88 °F
Grand Cayman is not a mammoth island like Cuba, nor it is a little spit of sand dotting the Caribbean landscape. The island has a sizable population of 65,000 inhabitants, roughly the same number of Walmarts you find in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dotted over the island may be 10 total stoplights. Transportation is just on a smaller scale.
There is 5:00 traffic, yet it only delays your commute by five minutes, but surprisingly enough, 5:00 traffic lasts until 6:30.
Driver tendencies span from grandmas inching down the road to young teenagers racing around blind corners. Iguanas never know what to expect.
Being that the Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory, everyone drives on the lefthand side of the road and all vehicles move completely opposite from back home.
Yet there is one thing that makes life more convenient on the road. It isn't rum, it's roundabouts.
These well designed roundabouts allow traffic to flow. Like a river. It does require you to be able to use your blinker with proficiency.
With roundabouts, you never have to idle.
Roundabouts come in two sizes, large and small.
I do question, do people have the "right" away, or the left "away"?
P.S. I added a video to Ivan's Salty Lemons