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  Hamilton is the name of the capital city of Bermuda.  Note that there is also a parish named Hamilton, and the city is not located there.  The capital moved here from St. George in 1815.

  It's a fairly typical city by most standards.  Perhaps a little shorter, and more spread out than most.  It is made up of a grid of streets on the side of a hill, where the main street ,Front Street, runs along the water at the bottom.  Front street is really only the main street for tourists.  Most of the real businesses are located up the hill some.  Generally there are two cruise ships docked in Hamilton, right on front street(see the picture).  It's a bit disappointing to have the view blocked, but it's also an impressive sight.  Those things are huge.

  I really don't know a whole lot about Hamilton, to be honest.  We usually spend one day there.  It's a bit of a hike from St. George on the bus.

  The normal day in Hamilton goes something like this...  Shop a little bit(Front street is COVERED with shops), eat at the Hog Penny Pub, and shop some more.

  For those that are interested, the T-shirt shop I buy all my T-shirts from is located in Hamilton(I can't remember the name, but it's on Queen Street, just up from Front Street).

  The Hog Penny pub is located on Burnaby street, a couple doors up from Front Street.  It's a pretty typical English style pub.  They even have bread pudding for desert.  One interesting note is that there is no such thing as a Hog Penny...

  This year we spent two days in Hamilton.  The first followed the typical day, while the second was so we could visit one of the new attractions, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.  Ironically abbreviated to B.U.E.I.(pronounced the same as buoy).  They've got some good displays there, including a HUGE shell collection, artifacts recovered from some of the many(40 something I think) ship wrecks off the island, and some general information on sea exploration.  Be aware though that it's quite a walk down front street from the main part.  Keep walking, and when you think you must have gone too far... keep walking.  You can't miss it.