A Turn in the South by V. S. Naipaul

By V. S. Naipaul

Within the culture of political and cultural revelation V.S. Naipaul so brilliantly made his personal in Among the Believers, A flip within the South, his first publication in regards to the usa, is a revealing, tense, elegiac e-book concerning the American South—from Atlanta to Charleston, Tallahassee to Tuskegee, Nashville to Chapel Hill.

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There’s another trend to note in The Bahamas: The government and many citizens here have awakened to ecotourism. More than any government in the Caribbean except perhaps Bonaire, this nation has started to try to protect its ecology. Government, private companies, and environmental groups have drawn up a national framework of priorities to protect the islands. One of their first goals was to save the nearly extinct West Indian flamingo. Today, about 60,000 flamingos inhabit Great Inagua Island.

You’ll even get to swim with sharks (not as bait, of course). • Grand Bahama Island The island is ringed with reefs, and dive sites are plentiful, including the Wall, the Caves (site of a long-ago disaster known as Theo’s Wreck), and Treasure Reef. Other popular dive sites include Spit City (yes, that’s right), Ben Blue Hole, and the Rose Garden (no one knows how this one got its name). com). 5km-long (6-mile) underground freshwater cave system, the longest of its type in the world. The largest cave contains spiral staircases that lead visitors into a freshwater world inhabited by shrimp, mosquito fish, fruit bats, freshwater eels, and a species of crustacean (Spelionectes lucayensis) that has never been documented elsewhere.

Of well-maintained greens and fairways. com), an 18-hole, par-72 course, and it’s a stunner. With challenges that include the world’s largest sand trap and water hazards (mainly the Atlantic Ocean) on three sides, the course has received praise from Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. For the best panoramic ocean view—good enough to take your mind off your game—play the par-3 14th hole. • Grand Bahama Island The Lucayan Country Club now boasts two separate courses. , opened in 2000. com) is a well-respected, renovated, tree-lined course originally laid out in 1964.

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