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The Brimstone Hill Fortress on Saint Kitts

After Guadeloupe, Dominica, Saint Martin and Saba it was almost time to go back home. One more stop was still possible and that brought me to the island-twin Saint Kitts and Nevis. This is an independant country in the north of the West Indies that only gained independance in 1995. With only 261 kmĀ² and 45.000 inhabitants it's a small country, but one specific attraction on the islands made me decide to go and have a look there: the Brimstone Hill Fortress.

This Brimstone Fortress is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in the whole of the West Indies and is a remain of the British era on the island. Right after arriving in Saint Kitts I took a minibus to the sight and after a walk all the way of to Brimstone Hill I arrived in this spectacular collection of buildings. Great views over Saint Kitts and all the way to Statia and Saba, and great views over the green hills and the granite bunkers, towers and other buildings that surround you.

And apart from this fortress I just enjoyed the atmosphere on the island. Went out partying in Frigate Bay, went to the beach at the southern part of the island, wandered around in the nice capital Basseterre and I ended this visit with a drive around the northern part of Saint Kitts, though the hills, the palmtrees and along the impressive coastline. And after that? A flight back to Saint Martin, from there to Guadeloupe, and then back to Europe... Back to the cold... :(

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