Sunday, May 20, 2007

Beauty of Turks and Caicos Islands

Famous for being hideouts of sea-pirates during the seventeenth and eighteenth centureies, Turks and Caicos Islands have a very tumultuous political history.

These islands are part of an archipelago separately called Caicos Islands and Turks Island, both of which consists of separate large and small islets. Some inhabited, and some not.

Part of British Overseas Territories, these islands lie in the Carribean Sea, and have more common in terms of culture and economy with that of US, than with Britian. Even its currency and dialling codes are both American.

These islands like almost all islands in the Carribean Sea has also seen its fair share of celebrity fame. Some of its islands have been protrayed in films and TV dramas, while actors like Bruce Willis and Dick Clark have their homes here.

But the best part about this archipelago is, that it is one of the world’s great snorkelling zone, with a huge variety of underwater flaura and fauna.

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