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Grenada
By: Michelle
 Lamotteo      VIETNAM
               By: Lap Thuy
                 Nguyen         Australia
                              By: Colleen Kelly
The Arawak Indians were the first to inhabit Grenada, but they were all eventually
massacred by the Carib Indians. When Columbus arrived in 1498 he encountered the
Caribs, who continued to rule over the island for another 150 years. The French
gained control of the island in 1672 and held on to it until 1762, when the British
invaded. Black slaves were granted freedom in 1833. After more than 200 years of
British rule, most recently as part of the West Indies Associated States, Grenada
became independent on Feb. 7, 1974, with Eric M. Gairy as prime minister.
In 1979, the Marxist New Jewel Movement staged a coup, and its leader, Maurice
Bishop, became prime minister. Bishop, a protégé of Cuba's President Castro, was
killed in a military coup on Oct. 19, 1983.

In an effort to establish order on the island and eliminate the Cuban military presence,
U.S. president Ronald Reagan ordered an invasion of Grenada on Oct. 25, 1983,
involving over 1,900 U.S. troops and a small military force from Barbados, Dominica,
Jamaica, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent. The troops met strong resistance from Cuban
military personnel on the island but soon occupied it. After a gradual withdrawal of
peacekeeping forces, a centrist coalition led by Herbert A. Blaize won a parliamentary
majority in 1984. The New National Party (NNP), led by Keith C. Mitchell, won a
majority in the 1995 parliamentary elections. He won reelection again in 1999 and
2003.
Geography
                  This small
nation consists of three
islands: Grenada, Carriacou,
and Petit Martinique. Grenada
is by far the largest of the
three, with a width of twelve
miles (18 km) and a length of
twenty-one miles (34 km). Its
133 sq. miles (440 sq. km.)
are mountainous, volcanic
terrain, reaching heights of
over 2,750 feet atop Mount St.
Catherine..
                       State of Grenada
             Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)
        Governor-General: Sir Daniel Williams (1996)
            Prime Minister: Keith C. Mitchell (1995)
                  Area: 133 sq mi (344 sq km)
 Population (2004 est.): 89,357 (growth rate 0.1%); birth rate:
22.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 14.6/1000; life expectancy: 64.5;
                     density per sq mi: 673
   Capital and largest city (2003 est.): St. George's, 4,300
             Monetary unit: East Caribbean dollar
          Language: English (official), French patois
  Ethnicity/race: black 82%, mixed black and European 13%,
   European and East Indian 5%, and trace of Arawak/Carib
                            Amerindian
    Religions: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other
                        Protestant 33.2%
                 Literacy rate: 90% (1970 est.)
This topography provides Grenada with one of the
loveliest and most varied environments in the
Caribbean, including crater lakes as well as a startling
variety of plant and animal life. Dwarf forests high
atop Mount St. Catherine descend to the mundane
rain forests of middle altitudes, which give way in turn
to the dry forests of the lowlands. Those forests shift
to mangrove at the coast, giving way to stunning
white sand beaches, brilliant blue water, and exquisite
coral reefs
                                          .
                                     Climate
 Average temperatures range from 24C/75F to 30C/87F, tempered by the steady
and cooling trade winds. The lowest temperatures occur between November and
     February. Because of Grenada's remarkable topography, the island also
experiences climate changes according to altitude. The driest season is between
January and May. Even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely
        rains for more than an hour at a time and generally not every day.
                                      People
Grenada's population numbers about 93,000, comprising citizens of African, East-
  Indian, and European descent. The largest proportion of the population, about
                            75%, is of African descent.
Grenada is a rolling, mountainous island, covered with fragrant spice trees and rare tropical
flowers. Bordered by stunning beaches, and dotted with picturesque towns, this verdant island
has long been a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa. The
seductive drifts through the colourful Saturday markets and Grenada's dense forests. In the
interior of this volcanic island are cascading rivers and waterfalls, lush rainforests, and one of
the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain lakes imaginable. The capital, St. George's, is
widely held to be the loveliest city in the Caribbean. Its horseshoe-shaped harbour is
surrounded by a pastel rainbow of dockside warehouses and the red-tiled roofs of traditional
shops and homes.
Grenada's physical beauty is complemented by its rich history and vibrant, living cultural
heritage. Local festivals, fairs, and markets remain an integral part of life on Grenada. Its
centuries-old spice plantations and rum distilleries still use traditional methods, emphasizing
quality rather than quantity.




  Today, the exquisite Liqueur is meticulously prepared by de La Grenade Industries
   using the finest of Grenada's spices on the same family estate
  where Captain Louis La Grenade made the Liqueur
   over 200 years ago in the rolling hills of Grenada densely covered with nutmeg trees
              Bois Bande
     Nutmeg
     Whole                         Nutmeg Oil




Cinnamon         Mace Ground
Bark                           Cloves
Spices - Wholesale & Retail
Design Conccepts Ltd, Sherbourne House, Sunset Drive,
Fort Jeudy, St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
Email: spices@travelgrenada.com


Bois Bande
Bois Bande Wine
                        Bois Bande bark and root. Aphrodisiac
Nutmeg Whole
                        The nutmeg seed is encased in a mottled yellow, edible fruit, the
approximate size and shape of a small peach. The fruit splits in half to reveal a net-like,
bright red covering over the seed. This is the aril which is collected, dried and sold as
mace. Under the aril is a dark shiny nut-like pit, and inside that is the oval shaped seed
which is the nutmeg. Nutmegs are usually sold without the mace or hard shell.
Nutmeg Oil              Nutmeg oil is very good for arthritis, rub on joints
Cinnamon Bark                      Cinnamon comes in „quills‟, strips of bark rolled one in
another. The pale brown to tan bar strips are generally thin, used for baking, soups and
mulled wines.
Cloves                 Whole cloves are often used to “stud” hams and pork, pushing the
tapered end into the meat like a nail.
Mace Ground
                       Mace is the aril (the bright red, lacy covering) of the nutmeg seed
shell. Add to soups, beverages and cakes.
"JERK" CHICKEN WINGS
(Spicy Baked Chicken Wings)
For the marinade
1 onion, chopped
2/3 cup finely chopped scallion
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup minced pickled jalapeño pepper, or to taste (wear rubber gloves)
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 drops of peppers sauce, or to taste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
18 chicken wings (about 3 1/4 pounds), the wing tips cut off and reserved for another use
Make the marinade:
In a food processor or blender purée the onion, the scallion, the garlic, the thyme, the salt, the allspice, the
nutmeg, the cinnamon, the jalapeño, the black pepper, the Tabasco, the soy sauce, and the oil.
In a large shallow dish arrange the wings in one layer and spoon the marinade over them, rubbing it in (wear
rubber gloves). Let the wings marinate, covered and chilled, turning them once, for at least 1 hour or,
preferably, overnight.
Arrange the wings in one layer on an oiled rack set over a foil-lined roasting pan, spoon the marinade over
them, and bake the wings in the upper third of a preheated 450°F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until they are
cooked through.
Serves 4 to 6.
GRENADIAN RUM PUNCH
3 cups water
One 12-ounce can frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
One 12-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
pint passion fruit sorbet, melted
1 1/4 cups white rum
3/4 cup golden rum
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
In a large punch bowl or pitcher, combine the water with the sorbet, orange and pineapple
juice concentrates,
 white and golden rums, grenadine, lime juice and nutmeg. Fill 6 tall glasses with ice, pour
in the punch and serve.
            Come see the Greatest View on the Island,from our Inn.
We have it all - The Caribbean Sea - The Sunset over two world famous
                               beaches,
Grand Anse & Morne Rouge Beach. Both beaches are just a stroll away.
“Grand View Inn” is a unique, small and friendly family-run Caribbean Inn
Amenities
            9 hole par 3 mini golf course
            Two tennis courts
            Pool tables & Shuffle board
            Fitness Centre
            The 60 ft Sunset Pool
            300 ft. Fantasy pool with its
            own sunken bar, giant
            waterfalls and two open air
            jacuzzis
            Waterfront Restaurant
            offering a la carte and table d'
            hote menus.
            Pool terrace lounge bars
            Room Service
24 hour security and duty management


            Boutique and gift shop
            Beauty salon
            Massage Clinic
            24 hour Taxi
In Sept. 2004, Grenada suffered the most damage of any
country from Hurricane Ivan, which killed 39 and left
thousands homeless
4:35 pm Depart Honolulu (HNL)
Arrive St. George's (GND) 4:25 pm +1 day Thu 17-Feb
Duration: 17hr 50mn
           Delta 860 / 8858 / 8887
           Connect in Atlanta (Hartsfield Intl.), Montego Bay
(MBJ)


6:25 pm Depart St. George's (GND)
Arrive Honolulu (HNL) 5:24 pm +1 day Mon 28-Feb
Duration: 28hr 59mn
           Delta 8893 / 5588 / 511
           Connect in New York (JFK), Cincinnati (Cincinnati N.
Ky.)
Total price for this trip: $1,782.61
VIETNAM
    From Honolulu  Ho Chi Minh City


For Christmas 2004:
   Airfare: about $1200.00 - $2000.00
   Travel time: 16 hours to 20 hours
   Stop in Tokyo then to Ho Chi Minh City
           Hotels
Price range from:
    $19.00 to $800.00
Ho Chi Minh City…
Five Popular Tourist Sites

           • Ha Noi
           • Ha Long Bay
           • Hue
           • Da Lat
           • Nha Trang
              Nha Trang….
…. home to the best beaches in all of Vietnam…
           Da Lat…
… home of wonderful waterfalls…
               Hue…an ancient land…

                         Hue represented the
                         cultural and spiritual
                         center of Vietnam.




Imperial Palace of
Nguyen Dynasty
            Ha Long Bay…
… dotted with thousands of rocky islands…
Ha Noi…….......
Sydney, Australia
               Details
Many sites and attractions nearby
Many hotels from under $100 USD to over
$500 USD
Five star accommodations at The Sofitel
Wentworth Sydney featured
Flights from Honolulu to Sydney as low as
$1350/person
           Attractions
Beaches

Fishing



Shopping
     The Sydney Opera House
A complex of almost
1,000 rooms
Home to the Sydney
Symphony Orchestra,
Opera Australia, the
Australian Ballet,
Sydney Theatre
Company and the
Sydney Dance
Company.
Sample Hotel Accommodations
Sofitel Wentworth
Sydney
  Two restaurants
  Two bars
  436 luxurious rooms
      Thank You!!
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www.australia.com
www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
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