VIDEOS FROM THE CARIBBEAN
GENTE DE ZONA – LA GOZADERA (OFFICIAL VIDEO) ft. MARC ANTHONY
Music video by Gente De Zona performing La Gozadera. (C) 2015 Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC/Magnus
[DOCUMENTARY] THE HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN
[WIKIPEDIA] The Caribbean is a region that consists of theCaribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean), and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north ofSouth America.
Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the region comprises more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, andcays. (See thelist.) These islands generally form island arcs that delineate the eastern and northern edges of the Caribbean Sea.The Caribbean islands, consisting of the Greater Antilles on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the south and east (including the Leeward Antilles), are part of the somewhat larger West Indies grouping, which also includes theLucayan Archipelago (comprising The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands) north of the Greater Antilles andCaribbean Sea. In a wider sense, the mainland countries of Belize, Guyana, and Suriname may be included.
Geopolitically, the Caribbean islands are usually regarded as a subregion of North America and are organized into 30 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. From December 15, 1954, to October 10, 2010 there was a country known as the Netherlands Antilles composed of five states, all of which were Dutch dependencies. While from January 3, 1958, to May 31, 1962, there was also a short-lived country called the Federation of the West Indies composed of tenEnglish-speaking Caribbean territories, all of which were then British dependencies. The West Indies cricket team continues to represent many of those nations. More here
The Caribbean Travel Video Guide
Haiti is the starting point of this journey in the Caribbean. Since the time of Columbus it has been the European idyll of paradise set amid a distant ocean. But beyond the dream is the fact that its original inhabitants were wiped out and replaced with African slaves. Now independent states have gradually emerged from the dark shadows of an inglorious past.Jamaica is another Caribbean paradise and its second largest city, Montego Bay, is the starting point for tourists from all over the world. One of its attractions is Harmony Hall, a fine manor house situated on a turn of the century plantation. Kingston is the capital of Jamaica and the island’s political, economic and cultural centre, a former pirate stronghold that is a lively mixture of joie de vivre and reggae. Nassau is the capital of New Providence Island and is one of more than seven hundred islands in the Bahamas archipelago. Paradise Island is the most modern and spectacular resort in the Bahamas with Atlantis the largest entertainment oasis in the world. It was created by South African hotel tycoon whose mega luxury resort boasts an array of amazing LA-style casinos and entertainment facilities. Havana is a Caribbean metropolis that for many years has become somewhat run down and neglected but nowhere else are the cocktails mixed better! Whether it be the Teatro Marti, the Old Tobacco Factory, the famous Bacardi house or the Floridita Bar, everywhere there is a feeling of nostalgia and when the Daiquiri is served one almost expects Fidel Castro or Ernest Hemmingway to be seated at the next table. Cuba and the Caribbean are a melting pot of colonial culture and an overgrown and abundant Garden of Eden!
25 Amazing Caribbean Islands That You Wish You Could Visit
From picturesque waterfalls to incredible coral reefs these are 25 amazing Caribbean islands that you wish you could visit!
Antigua: Caribbean Travel-Travel Video PostCard