St. Eustatius

The Surprising Slave History and Mystical Legend of Statia Blue Beads

Of all the many varied, unique, and amazing types and styles of jewelry found all throughout the Caribbean, none are more uncommon than Statia blue beads.
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🇻🇮St. John

Peace Hill Sugar Mill, St. John: Uncommon Attraction

Few places in St. John, or anywhere else in the Virgin Islands for that matter, offer such awe-inspiring views as those on offer atop Peace Hill.
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🇧🇸Bahamas

Uncommon Photo-Op: Queen’s Staircase in Nassau, The Bahamas

For all of the outsized touristy glitz that has come to define Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas is actually a prime destination for history lovers keen on exploring African roots and the legacy of slavery in the West Indies.
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🇲🇶Martinique

Lest We Forget – La Savane des Esclaves, Martinique

La Savane des Esclaves in Martinique is a unique and incredibly moving place, made more special by the one amazing man with the passion to make it happen.
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🇭🇹Haiti

Discover Tire Machèt, The Secret Martial Art That Helped Haitian Slaves Win Freedom

In one very special corner of the Caribbean the use of machetes extends to art; an ancient martial art some 225 years old called Tire Machèt.
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St. Martin/St. Maarten

Slave Walls of Saint Martin: Uncommon Attraction

In some parts of the Caribbean, the stains of slavery are as evident as they were hundreds of years ago. The slave walls of St. Martin are an example.
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🇩🇲Dominica

Macoucherie Slave House, Dominica: Uncommon Attraction

Raw, decrepit, and as unfit for habitation as it no doubt always has been, the Macoucherie slave house is a stark reminder of the real vagaries of slavery.
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🇧🇶Bonaire

Bonaire Slave Huts: Uncommon Attraction

Bonaire rarely springs to mind when one thinks of Caribbean islands with deep ties to slavery, which makes these slave huts all the more curious.
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Exuma

Exuma’s Golden Tribute to Pompey’s Slave Rebellion: Uncommon Attraction

The golden figure is meant to honor Pompey's slave rebellion, the very first substantial victory for Bahamian slaves against their masters.
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