Sights of Saint-Croix – what to see. Complete guide to iconic places
Santa Cruz Island, located in the Caribbean, is part of the Virgin Islands and is under the jurisdiction of the United States of America. Tourism here is not yet very developed, which allows you to relax comfortably in peace and quiet, while enjoying all the charms of the Caribbean! Plus, the island is famous for its pirate drink, the rum of the Kruzan brand.
For the first time the foot of a European citizen stepped on the island at the end of the fifteenth century – he was the navigator Christopher Columbus, and this was his second trip to America. The traveler gave the island its current name and declared it part of Spain. However, the Caribbean tribe who lived at that time had their own opinion on this matter. The natives who called their land Ai-Ai did not want to give 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
Panama (Spanish: República de Panamá) is a state between two continents, in Central America on the narrow Panama Isthmus that divides the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The word “Panama” originally did not mean a hat at all, in one of the local Indian languages it means “fish place”. But “Panama hats” are not produced by Panama, but by Ecuador.
The area of Panama is 75.5 thousand km2. Administratively, the country is divided into 9 provinces and 3 autonomous regions (mosquito).
Along the west and east coasts of Panama stretch narrow plains and hilly terrain, between which are steep, dissected by valleys mountains with alpine plains. The highest point in Panama – Baru volcano. Geographic coordinates: 8.808, -82.543; Click to view on Google maps (aka Chiriki), 3475 m. The northern slopes of the mountain ranges are covered with dense evergreen forests, the southern areas are Continue reading