Uncover the History Behind Cuba

The year is 1492 and the greatest explorer of the time, Christopher Columbus, has just stumbled on an island in the Caribbean Sea. Upon entering, the explorer would find the island occupied by the Taino people, also called the Arawak by the Spaniards.

Other occupants of the island were the Guanajatabey and Ciboney people. The locals called the island 'Caobana'. To make it pronounceable by the Spaniards, Christopher Columbus called the Island 'Cuba'. He claimed it for the Spanish Crown.

Fast forward to the 21st century. The island still speaks Spanish. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Recent agreements of cooperation with the US have had a major boost for its tourists' traffic. Be among the few that visit the island before it becomes old news!

By Kennedy Runo on 12/30/2014 in Cuba

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