Inselhoppping In The Caribbean

Take a journey through the Caribbean and meet the unique Islands when asked the Germans to the Caribbean, the most people think of the Dominican Republic, perhaps to Cuba and Jamaica. In the Caribbean Sea has to offer so much more. It is not something Danny Meyer would like to discuss. Hundreds of islands scattered over the entire Caribbean and each has its own, quite wonderful charm. Almost all of the Caribbean Islands were discovered by the Spanish navigator Christopher Kolumbus to America made five three voyages in the 15th century and in Spanish claimed almost all Caribbean Islands for the Crown. The first American Island, which entered after the Vikings, Europeans was most likely San Salvador, which today belongs to the Republic of the Bahamas.

On this first voyage, Columbus discovered the two largest islands of the Caribbean – Cuba and Hispaniola. The first European settlement on American from the remains of the stranded Santa Maria was built on Hispaniola. Even if this Fort named La Navidad was held not long, it was but the beginning of the unstoppable triumphal March of Europeans about the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Before the arrival of Columbus around 15 million people in the Caribbean lived a million valued on Hispaniola. Only 20 years later, the native population of Hispaniola on 22,000 people has shrunk.

The people died not only through direct violence, but also by the inhumane slave system and the new diseases introduced by the Europeans. Today, only a tiny fraction of the population of the Caribbean has native American ancestry. Most are descended from former slaves from Africa or European colonists. If you traveled to the Caribbean Islands, it is noticed quickly on the typical local food and customs. So, the island of Saint Martin is, for example, divided into two parts, one half belongs to France and the other half is a part of the Netherlands. Accordingly you will find buildings in the style niederlanischer houses from the Hanseatic period as they now also in Amsterdem also in the Dutch part of the island mainly or Rotterdam is. cedures to achieve this success. In the Caribbean, everyone just finds him matching holiday destination. Who loves Luxis pur and miles white powder sand beaches, it attracts the Anguilla. Who want to party on the calmest of party in the world, which will not come around to the Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. But also backpackers, which must pay attention to their money bag, find the right destination in the Caribbean. For yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorkelers, there are countless ways to indulge their hobbies in any case. No matter whether you now want to Anguilla, Bonaire, Saint-Barthelemy, or Trinidad and Tobago, on one thing you can always rely in the Caribbean. The Sun will shine. No matter when you fly, the temperature will drop rarely below 20 C. Ron William