Antigua & Barbuda
Background: The Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak and Carib Indians populated the islands when Columbus landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early settlements by the Spanish and French were succeeded by the English who formed a colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.
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- May 13th 2013 Diary of a girl at Sea – Sailing for the first time!
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- May 10th 2013 Diary of a girl at Sea – Sailing for the first time!
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- May 7th 2013 Diary of a girl at Sea – Sailing for the first time!
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- May 2nd 2013 Diary of a girl at Sea – Sailing for the first time!
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- April 30th 2013 Diary of a girl at Sea – Sailing for the first time!
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- April 1st 2013 Antigua, belle découverte!
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- March 22nd 2013 Antigua and Barbuda
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- March 14th 2013 Deux belles navigations
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- December 3rd 2012 Antigua 12-2009
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- May 24th 2012 Idyllic Barbuda
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- May 12th 2012 Plan B?
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- May 10th 2012 Antigua - Working on checking off the list & Friends
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- February 21st 2012 Antigua and then home
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- January 15th 2012 A Taste of Honduras
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- November 2nd 2011 Antigua
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- June 11th 2011 Antigua
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- May 20th 2011 The Observatory & AIR Studios
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- May 19th 2011 The Boat Trip and Oriole Trail
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- May 19th 2011 From Nazca lines to sandboarding!
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- May 18th 2011 Another minister, snorkelling, a violin lesson and the Community Choir
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