Bahamian blue holes, a new Florida rum, Cuba travel basics and some painkiller love–this week’s Caribbean Wrap Up has a little bit for everyone.
Enjoy the escape!
Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up
Painkiller LOVE: Dim the lights and cue the 1970’s era porno music because there’s a big love-fest going on over here for the one and only Painkiller cocktail. –Story by Rum Connection
Black Coral Rum a South Florida Craft Rum: A customer came by the Rum Bar in Key West the other day and asked I had Black Coral Rum, I had to admit that I didn’t and I had not heard of it. He informed me that it is a product of South Florida, made in Riviera Beach. His inquiry got me thinking and so I did some research and found that this is another very interesting rum with its home in South Florida. –Story by Bahama Bob
Video – Cuba Travel Basics for 2015: Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com takes us on a tour through Cuban streets to discover a rich, diverse, and exuberant culture with some of the warmest people in the world. –Story by OhThePeopleYouMeet.com
Blue holes of the Bahamas: Called “blue holes” for their deep navy hue, these flooded caves are spectacular calcite cathedrals of stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and fine, cylindrical deposits called straws. There is estimated to be more than 1,000 such caves in the Bahamas, only 20% of which have been explored. Pictured here is the Cascade Room, a passageway 24m underground that leads into Dan’s Cave, a blue hole on Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas. –Story by BBC.com/travel
Jamaica’s Blue Mountains Are Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site: The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has unanimously agreed to designate Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains as a World Heritage Site. The designation, which was made at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee Meeting currently underway in Bonn, Germany, is the first for Jamaica and also the first “mixed” (cultural and natural) site for the Caribbean. –Story by Caribbean Journal
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