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Is Samaná An Island?

Something interesting springs to mind if you look at old maps and charts of the island. See it? In almost all old maps Samaná is drawn as an island, separated from the mainland. In fact, on a few it is even marked as “Samaná Island”. The way it is separated varies and, granted, they did not have satellites back then and cartography was still an experimental science so to say — but is it really that difficult to tell an island from a peninsula when you sail right past it? Maps Lie In almost all of the maps it’s...

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Larimar — The Young Girl And The Sea

Imagine the light-calorie blue of the ocean. Add the cloud-sprinkled August sky of the Caribbean with a Latin American attitude, and you get one of the most remarkable gems on planet earth. Now imagine earth during its Genesis. Somewhere in the area that would later become the Caribbean, a merely lengthening sliver of solidifying rock was hesitantly emerging from the tumultuous ocean floor, disgorging at its extreme western corner what would later be named the Bahoruco Range on the island of Kiskeya (Quisqueya in Spanish), now known as Haiti and Dominican Republic. Fast-forward about 100 million years. On the...

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