Friday, December 6, 2013

Turtle Island, Île de la Tortue, Haiti featured in Granma International

ÎLE DE LA TORTUE, Haiti.— Located off the northeast coast, this 180-square- kilometer island is home to 27,000 residents who make their living in fishing, commerce and tourism fueled by pirate stories. Its name, based on the island’s geographical shape, is attributed to Christopher Columbus.

Surrounded by crystalline blue waters, with tropical temperatures and bountiful vegetation including a number of unique palm species, this small mountainous enclave appears to have been born a legend.

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