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TTC Special: Souvenirs from Kingston, St. George and Havana


TTC Service-. Shorts, cooking sauces, spices, handmade wooden sculptures and Rum are the best souvenirs you can bring home to the Caribbean islands in order to make your trip unforgettable.
An old and popular song from the 50s of last century spoke of souvenirs bought in Rome, Cannes and Paris. Now are in the list Kingston, St. George, Havana and other Caribbean capitals offering a wide range of objects, some surprising, so that once you are back home you display them in your living room or use it in kitchen recipes Spices are natural treasures of Granada. The “Spice Island” as it is called, obtain more crops of spices per square mile than any other place on the planet. Granada produces nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, bay leaves, and others. Baskets full of fresh dried spices are sold in the market square in St. George.

Bridgetown, Barbados, also has much to offer to a tourist , especially the wonderful wooden sculptures made by hand, some vases, jewelry boxes and bottle holders.

In Havana and other places and towns in Cuba, the best known souvenirs you can take home are the excellent rum, coffee and famous cigars or “habanos” that once enjoyed the hours of John F. Kennedy and Winston Churchill. Tourists stroll through Cuba can buy shirts , keychains , bracelets and other items filled symbols of historic and cultural events related to the country. They are at hand memories of Ernest Hemingway. Also drawings related to Ernesto Che Guevara or Fidel Castro.

In Dominican Republic, faceless dolls are a very popular item among foreign and Dominican tourists alike. The original dolls called Dolls Limé , were created in 1981 by the Dominican artist Lilliana Mera Limé who once commented to the press that the dolls were made without faces because the Dominican people are represented by a great variety of ethnic and racial worldwide groups. Each group has its own personality. Bermuda islands offer the world the ” shorts” or beach shorts, which have taken the name of the islands. The Bermudas are a very authentic piece. Are trimmed to three inches above the knee, as did the soldiers of the Royal Navy to beat the heat and eliminate hot heavy and uniform.

In Trinidad and Tobago Steel Drums are difficult to transport but very easy to play. They are also very special memories. Steel drums are musical pillars of Caribbean carnival.

Sure, there is always a bad souvenir, especially for Americans. According to a Fox News report the Customs and Border Protection U.S. seizes every year hundreds of thousands of items that travelers returning to the country of your holiday trying to pass.

Among the items seized inadmissible are most often counterfeit designer clothes, watches, handbags and footwear. They also make the list of souvenirs confiscated other “consumables” such as herbs, meats , cheeses, meats and medicines

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