Did you know José Julián Martí Pérez was killed in battle fighting for Cuba’s independence and the José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba is named after him? He wrote the words to the popular song ‘Yo soy un hombre sincero’, better known as Guantánamera.
Did you know the name Zorg-en-Hoop ‘(Worry and Hope’) Airport located in Suriname might be enough to make a traveler worry? This airport is only used for internal flights and International flights use the Johan Adolf Pengel Airport.
Source: The Ultimate Caribbean Quiz Book by John Gilmore – 2003
This feature runs every Tuesday and Thursday. It is compiled by daughter of the soil Anselma Aimable, a former agricultural officer and former correspondent for Caribbean Net News, who has a deep interest in local culture and history. Send ideas and tips to [email protected]