Note: We have been to Antigua for a few weeks and are now back in St. Martin. Internet connections are often slow or non-existant so blog posts are difficult to upload. We will continue to write posts and upload when we can. This and the last post are just catching up and will write about Antigua and Barbuda soon.
According to our “Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands” travel guide, there are over 7000 islands making up the Caribbean (only 10% inhabited). Although the islands share geography, these islands vary so much in history, government and culture. St. Martin is a good example of that diversity given that part of the island is French and the other Dutch.