San Salvador, Bahamas

San Salvador is an island in the Bahamas. It was believed to be the first land sighted by Christopher Columbus on its voyage into the New World, on 12 October, 1492. A National Geographic Society revelation in 1986 concluded that the first sighting was at Samana Cay, not at San Salvador.


Haiti is a semi-presidential republic in the Caribbean. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti covers 27,750 sq km (10,714 sq mi) and has a population of 9.7 million people. Its capital and largest city is Port-au-Prince. The official languages of Haiti are […]

Hiva Oa, French Polynesia

Hiva Oa is the second largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia It is the largest island of the South Marquesas group. It covers an area of 316 sq km and has a population of around 2,000 people (2011 estimate). The main town in Hiva Oa is Atuona, on the southern part of the […]

The Abacos, Bahamas

The Abacos or Abacos Islands is a group of islands in the Bahamas with the main islands being Great Abaco and Little Abaco. The smaller ones are cays, among them Elbow Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Great Guana Cay, Castaway Cay, Man-o-War Cay, Walker’s Cay and Moore’s Island. The Abacos have a population of around 13,000 […]

Prince George Wharf, Bahamas

Prince George Wharf is the place where tourists on cruise ships alight upon arrival at Nassau, Bahamas. It looks like a colossal parking lot for ocean liners. Visitors coming ashore here are immediately deposited into the thick of downtown Nassau, with many of the colonial buildings and museums within walking distance. Exclusive for Bahamas As […]