Friday’s Island: St Kitts

11 12 2009

Friday already and we are visiting St Kitts, or as it is officially called, St Christopher Island, from 8 o’clock in the morning to 18. St Kitts is an independent country together with the island Nevis, and the capital is Basseterre.

Christopher Columbus in OSJ, PR
Christopher Columbus on Plaza de Colón, Old San Juan

In my summary about the island I wrote: “not the most attractive capital, reggae, friendly locals”. My father has told me that he really would like to visit this island, but I am not sure if he said why?

St Kitts is 29 km long and 8 km wide, and has 35,000 inhabitants. It was established as a British colony in 1623, which makes it the oldest in the Caribbean. Both Great Britain and France actually used the island as a base to colonise other Caribbean islands. Neighbouring Anguilla belonged to the country until 1971.


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