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Martinique Slavery Abolition Day
πŸ‡«πŸ‡·Martinique

Martinique Slavery Abolition Day Celebrations

For conscious travelers, the evening of May 21st, the night before Martinique Slavery Abolition Day, is the best time to visit Martinique.
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Saint James Anglican Church
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΈNassau

Saint James Anglican Church in Adelaide, The Bahamas

The Bahamian village of Adelaide is a must experience for conscious travelers. Saint James Anglican Church is among the reasons why.
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Rat Island, Saint Lucia
πŸ‡±πŸ‡¨St. Lucia

Rat Island, St. Lucia Comes Full-Circle (But Could Still Use a New Name)

Every Caribbean island can't have an alluringly exotic name. Rat Island, though, is more than its unfortunate name makes it out to be.
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Fort Charles, Jamaica
πŸ‡―πŸ‡²Jamaica

Fort Charles: Fading Bastion of British Colonial Rule in Jamaica

During its heyday (1600s), Jamaica's Port Royal was the richest and wickedest city in the Caribbean. Chief among its defenses: Fort Charles.
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Admiral Rodney HMS Royal Oak
πŸ‡±πŸ‡¨St. Lucia

Admiral Rodney Rum HMS Royal Oak – My Mixed Emotions

I'm a big fan of Admiral Rodney Rum. HMS Royal Oak, in particular, is fantastic.Β Admiral Rodney the man, though, is another story.
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Cerveza Hatuey
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡ΊCuba

Cerveza Hatuey: Back To The Future (Sort of) Sabor de Cuba

The story of Cerveza Hatuey is really the story of 3 beers.Β It's also the story of a brave man and Cuba's enduring fight against oppression.
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Fort Amsterdam, St. Maarten
St. Martin/St. Maarten

Fort Amsterdam, Sint Maarten – Sadly Decaying 17th Century Stronghold

Like the continued coexistence of the Dutch and French in SXM, the combination of Dutch and Spanish styles in Fort Amsterdam make it unique.
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Notting Hill Carnival
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§UK

Notting Hill Carnival: A Fete Born of Fire & Pride

For over 50 years, Notting Hill Carnival has grown and morphed with the times. Born of fire and pride, it's unlike anything else in the UK.
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Fort Shirley Officers' Quarters
πŸ‡©πŸ‡²Dominica

Fort Shirley Officers’ Quarters: Where Mutiny Begat Emancipation

An 1802 revolt that started at the Fort Shirley Officers' Quarters in Dominica directly led to the emancipation of a most unlikely group of slaves.
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