Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The amazing Caribbean

If you say "Caribbean", the first thing that comes to mind is Reggae music and Bob Marley in particular. His songs really had a big impact during my younger days. I would definitely love to pay a visit to his hometown in Jamaica.

Many people have the misconception that the Caribbean is a single country. Actually the Caribbean islands are a chain of islands 2,500 miles long enclosing the Caribbean Sea.

I am not really sure, but someone told me that there are 31 countries in the Caribbean and no two islands are quite the same. Each has different historical beginnings with their own culture and speaking diverse languages. Even the geography and climate in the Caribbean region varies from one place to another. Whereas Trinidad, the birthplace of Calypso music has tropical forest and hilly areas, the Island of Aruba has a relatively flat terrain with a dry climate and desert landscapes. You can say that there is something for everyone in the Caribbean .

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