Most probably you relate the Caribbean basin mainly to the Pirates of the Caribbean film series about Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and his dangerous adventures. But do you know where the Caribbean is situated and what it’s all about exactly? Yes, I know you do. The Caribbean is a very exotic region in the Caribbean Sea and in the outskirts of the North Atlantic Ocean. It consists of some 2000 islands, islets, cays and reefs between the Gulf of Mexico and the mainland of North America on the one hand, and eastern parts of Central America and north South America, on the other hand.
The name of the region and the homonymous sea derives from the name of an indigenous people known as the Kalinago or Caribs that lived there in the pre-Columbian era. Unfortunately, “original Caribs” don’t exist anymore in present times but the whole region has kept the original name up to now. Moreover, one of the flagship beers there is called Carib and its ads are really very attractive and entertaining. Continue reading