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Nov 14, 2018 - St Vincent

Saint Vincent (Antilles) is a volcanic island in the Caribbean. It is the largest island of the country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is located in the Caribbean Sea, between Saint Lucia and Grenada and it is composed of partially submerged volcanic mountains. There are 32 islands and cays that make up St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Nine are inhabited, including the mainland St. Vincent and the Grenadines islands: Young Island, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island, Mayreau, Petit St Vincent and Palm Island, although our...

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Apr 9, 2018 - Gregarious Garifuna on St. Vincent

St. Vincent was a very special stop for us. We had learned all about the Garifuna community from Audrey, our friend at the Flamingo Cultural center in Punta Gorda, on Roatan, Honduras. They were comprised of former slaves who survived a shipwreck off of St. Vincent, who then lived with the local, indigenous Caribs (originally from South America). After the island was fought over by the French and English, the English won and banished the Garifuna from St. Vincent, putting them on boats to Roatan. We were so eager to see the island that...

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Jan 24, 2018 - Kingstown, Saint Vincent

This morning it was off early for my Flight to Saint Vincent at 6:00 AM got checked in then through security and a short wait for the boarding of the plane, was a turbo prop plane wow have not been on one of thoses in several years, LOL Was a 45 minute flight landing at the new airport on the other side of the island from my hotel, so another long taxi ride, LOL and as we got close to Kingstown the traffic became very heavy heading into the city the 8 o'clock rush hour. Got to my hotel a very nice place setting on the top of a hill...

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Mar 17, 2012 - Kingstown, St. Vincent

*one of our favorite islands *a volcanic island (La Soufriere last erupted in 1979) *the largest in the chain of 32 islands and cays *made up of steep mountain ridges and lush valleys; the most rugged island we've seen! *very British; gained independence in 1979 *named by Columbus in 1493 (he sure got around!) *movie Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp was filmed here *the 'Vincys' are a very friendly people *capital city is Kingstown, home of the first botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere, (1762) *Endemic endangered national...

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