Sunday, June 3, 2012

Live out of your imagination, not your history

Wise words by Stephen R. Covey, to live beyond the condition of your history and find an appreciation for all that surrounds you. When I was in St. Kitt's and St. Lucia, I felt the people that I encountered from the taxi driver to the seller in the market have adopted such principle in the love they have for their country and the healthy skepticism about the ever growing tourism industry. St. Kitts and Nevis in particular are in the unique position of having the longest written histories in the Caribbean, both islands being among Europe's first colonies. These 2 Islands combine mountainous beaches with the remnant of Great Britain military footprint and the legacy of the sugar plantations; friendly local people and pulsing soca music. In some part of St. Kitt's you feel like you stepped into old Europe, while other parts are very much what you will expect from a Caribbean Island.

Brimstone Hill Fortress

 It was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999 for its exceptionally well reserved military architect

 17th-18th century British military strong hold

Bloody Point

 a grisly time in Kittitian history, where in 1626 joint British and French forces massacred more than 2000 Caribs

Local people and market highlights

 our mini bus/local taxi

Beer Bottle Tree - local custom to hang the bottles on the tree

Breathtaking natural scenery

Hope everyone has a great summer.....till next time.


hippie_cyndi said...

Each Caribbean Island is so unique and these awesome pictures show it.

Theadorabletwo said...

Oh Gosh its beautiful. I still feel so sorry for the poor people :(

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Emmett Katherine said...

amazing pictures, I am loving the beer bottle tree pic/custom :)

Marsha C said...

wow amazing pics x

Baby Budget Blog said...

Oh my god, what BEAUTIFUL countryside! It's so lush and green!! Gotta love nature when it's that gorgeous!!

Monroe Steele said...

breathtaking photos. awesome post.


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Ines said...

I love your blog. Makes me want to travel more but in a smarter way. Not cram 2 days every month but take 2/3 weeks to truly discover an area and culture :)

Huda said...

thanks everyone for your sweet comments.