Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The CARIBBEAN ~ Map ~

... A fantastic postcard showing all the Caribbean Islands... a slice of Paradise... there are thousands of islands which make up this stunning part of the world... and every single one of them has their own unique traditions and cultures.... I'm still missing a few of them... maybe someone going on a cruise there (>‿♥)... with great stamps and postmarks... Thanks a lot Humba!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
© JOANN'S
On postcard: "The Caribbean Islands are also known as the "West Indies". When Columbus set out to reach Asia (the Indies) by sailing west, he thought that he'd found the East Indies when he stumbled upon some islands. These islands were called the "Indies" and Columbus called their inhabitants "Indians". When his mistake was discovered, the Indies were renamed the West Indies to differentiate them from the real East Indies."

The islands of the Caribbean Sea or West Indies are an extensive archipelago in the far west of the Atlantic Ocean, mostly strung between North and South America.

Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Cayman Islands, often grouped as Greater Antilles, are by far the largest countries in the area and the most visited by travellers.  In the north is the Lucayan Archipelago, which includes The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean also includes the Lesser Antilles, a group of much smaller islands to the east.

Stamps:
2X Fauna - Marine Life
(Issued 03-02012)

The 10th Anniversary of Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems
(Issued 09-07-2014)

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