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Overview of Cuba - Travel Guide
Great Admiral of the Ocean, Christopher Columbus, returned to Spain from
his second voyage to the New World, he was convinced that he had reached
a continent. Even at the time of his death, he had not changed his
mind. Influenced by his crew and the rough sea along the southern
coast of Cuba, he did not feel that it was necessary to continue exploring
the endless shore. The island was so big that it confused the experienced
is a big, long, narrow island, located crosswise within the boundaries
of the Caribbean Sea. For a long time it was considered as an indispensable
key allowing passage into the Gulf of Mexico. The largest island of the
West Indies has a diverse landscape, a great many different cities, and
more lavish beaches than one can imagine. The exclusive flavor of
the island has been enriched by the common origins and ethnic similarities
of its inhabitants, who have blended their cultures and traditions over
time. Cuba has always been affected by the crucial events marking
various eras, and the island has thus become a focal point of world history.
You may add to this historic dimension a cultural heritage that has reached
major heights in more than one artistic form, all contributing to promote
a national identity that is acknowledged worldwide.
If Columbus were exploring Cuba today,
he would not only realize that he had discovered THE Big Island
but also a GREAT ISLAND!
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