Located in the Caribbean Sea, the marvelous islet of St. John is part of the United States of America, or rather – owned by the United States Virgin Islands. St. John is both the smallest in the group and the richest. The constant number of inhabitants here does not exceed five thousand, while more than half live in the largest town – Cruz Bay. The island of St. John attracts travelers (and sometimes even stars of television screens and cinema) with its remoteness from civilization and the lack of amenities – a kind of savage vacation in the Caribbean.
Around the beginning of the third century AD, Arawaki arrived in St. John – by water, naturally – from present-day Colombia and Venezuela. More militant Caribs drove out peaceful Arawaks – this happened at the beginning of the fourteenth century. The first European on St. John was Christopher Columbus – this journey was the second sailor’s account, and it took place at the very end of the fifteenth century. Continue reading
The Caribbean has long been recognized as one of the most dangerous for navigation. Tropical hurricanes, often “visiting” this region, bring with them many troubles. For example, Hurricane Gilbert (Spanish el Huracán Gilbert), which swept in 1988 at a speed of 320 km / h, left a strip of catastrophic destruction 4 km wide. and killed about 400 people. In 2004, Hurricane Jenny (Spanish el Huracán Jenny) killed 1,314 people in Haiti.
The Caribbean is a seismic zone. According to the observations of scientists, the Caribbean lithosphere plate is annually shifted east by almost 20 mm.
Due to the movements of the earth’s crust, the collision of the North American and Caribbean lithospheric plates became one of the most catastrophic earthquakes of recent years: on January 12, Continue reading
Carib’s extraordinary popularity among tourists is easily explained: the warm sea all year round, the fabulous beauty of nature, a decent level of service, an extensive selection of hotels (for every taste and budget) and a huge “menu” of various entertainments: interesting excursions, an abundance of historical and natural attractions, water and “Land” sports, restaurants, discos, night clubs.
A distinctive feature of the Caribbean region is a large selection of diverse leisure options: each state here has its own “specialization”.
For example, in Barbados, English national traditions were firmly rooted in life, the rest here is mostly measured and calm. Continue reading