Traveling on a small island in the Netherlands
• Travel on a small island in the Netherlands
Today Saba, a small island in the Netherlands. Local pronounced as the Ceiba, that, in my opinion, much more beautiful Russian "Saba". Surprisingly nice place, where even I wanted to spend more time. See for yourself ...
Saba Island on the map without the tips and you will not find. He lost among dozens of other volcanic islands of the Caribbean. Its area is only 13 square kilometers, and is living there 2,000 people. On the island even drew a poster on the globe where it is necessary to look for Sabu.
International Airport Juancho-Irauskin on the island of Saba has the shortest runway in the world - its length is less than 400 meters. It is among the ten most dangerous airports in the world.
This is actually the airport.
And here is the island. Typical landscapes of Iceland. Dormant volcano. The island is considered to be the highest point in the Netherlands, 890 meters.
On rocky shores are houses
At the airport, take a taxi, the driver offers for $ 50 a trip around the island for a few hours. Despite the fact that I'm sitting next to a taxi driver gets a microphone and begins the story about the island. That's funny.
It is the capital of the island - the town Bottom
The city has government offices, hospital, nursing home, 3 churches, sports ground, a few shops and University School of Medicine.
The Second City Windwardside
There restaurants, souvenir shops and several museums. Please note, all the roofs are red.
More on the island nothing.
On Saba strict rules of architecture - red roof, white walls, green or brown decor.
Absolutely all the houses on the island shall comply with architectural standards.
Each house has a name instead of a number.
Houses, then they are called "cottages", surrounded by greenery. Very beautiful.
here seems gays live, hung the flag.
In the courtyard houses the graves of many.
Make sure the tank to collect rainwater. This is the only source of fresh water on the island.
The interior of a typical home on Saba.
So the Dutch colonialists lived
The bed is high, that under her chests could be removed. Note the lace, is a local landmark and the only export commodity.
Photos on the walls tell the story of island colonization.
The decoration of the altar is more like the interior of the entrance in some residential area of Moscow.
The tourists come here for diving and exploring the mountains.
Saba - one of the nicest places in the world where I was.