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Caribbean travel

Like monuments to fallen empires, the ruins scattered throughout Sint Eustatius’ capital and sole town, Oranjestad, are whispers of a forgotten age, when rum, gold and slaves moved around the world with great alacrity. Sint Eustatius’ naturally deep harbor was the doorway to the New World, and during its golden era there were over 25,000 inhabitants representing a diverse spread of cultures and religions. Today, all that’s left of this time are the stone skeletons of several imposing forts, mansions, a synagogue and a church.