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Divi-Divi Tree in Aruba

The Divi-Divi tree is called the compass of Aruba because it is prevalent on the island and is always pointing towards the South-West. This particular tree is located on Eagle Beach and is extremely popular at sunset for obvious reasons. This picture was taken with a simple Canon point and shoot camera with minor post-processing.

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Gros Islet Jump Up

St. Lucia’s largest street party is a Friday night ritual known as the Jump Up in Gros Islet. ¬†There you can find island locals along with tourists listening to music on huge speaker setups while drinking in the streets and eating barbecue fish and chicken. Pictures from the Gros Islet Jump Up in St. Lucia We were there fairly early on a rainy night, so there wasn’t much of a crowd. Vendors line the both sides of the street selling different foods and drinks. There are bars and restaurants open all night long. Fish and chicken on the barbecue. There are plenty of tables to eat at. There is more food that you can imagine. Stop by the Roll Over Bar. A bartender will make you whatever type of drink you want. Towers of speakers produce the music for the night, even in the rain! See more pictures of the Gros Islet Jump Up here…

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Annaberg Sugar Mill, St. John, US Virgin Islands

The Annaberg Sugar Mill was one of 25 active sugar producing factories on St. John. The Annaberg Plantation is now protected by the Virgin Islands National Park and are open to the public.

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Nyhaven, Copenhagen, Denmark

The 17th century waterfront, canal and entertainment district is lined by brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants and serves as a “heritage harbor” to many historical wooden ships.

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Fredrikstad Fortress Walls

A tunnel and storage shed are set into the walls of the Fredrikstad fortress which was built in 1666 to protect against a Swedish invasion. It looks more like a scene from the Shire in ‘Lord of the Rings’ to me.

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