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Christopher Columbus’ unexpected home

Founded in 1501, Santo Domingo is home to extraordinary traces of the original city, which served as a template for the design of emerging cities in the New World.
03 May 2013


Revealing rarities of historic Barbados

Amid this island’s rolling limestone hills and powdery beaches are fascinating survivors of the colonial past – rum shops, horse racing and churches that have a story to tell.
24 April 2013


Beyond the Headlines

The mystery of Christopher Columbus’s legacy

Columbus’s personal timeline has been so enigmatic that both Seville, Spain and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic lay claim to the explorer’s remains.
Read more… 09 November 2012


Fantastic historical dive sites

World War II shipwrecks, ancient ruins, statues and frescoes create an underwater art gallery you need to be a scuba diver to enjoy.
15 August 2012


Playing where pirates pillaged on Cayman Brac

The sleepy 14sqm Caribbean island was once a hideaway for Blackbeard and other 17th and 18th Century buccaneers.
Read more… 17 January 2012


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