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Maho Beach in Sint Maarten, Caribbean 19 Sep 2017

Posted on 19 Sep 2017
Maho Beach in Sint Maarten, Dutch Antilles, one of the best plane-spotting locations in the world
Maho Beach in Sint Maarten, Dutch Antilles, one of the best plane-spotting locations in the world
Maho Beach in Sint Maarten, Dutch Antilles, one of the best plane-spotting locations in the world

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Sint Maarten/St-Martin is a busy Caribbean island shared between the Netherlands and France. While the French side excels in gourmet restaurants, the Dutch part is a gambler's delight. According to legend, the border of Sint Maarten/St-Martin was defined when a Dutchman and a Frenchman stood back to back, then walked around the island until they met face to face. The Dutch side is smaller, supposedly because the Dutchman was fat, or slow, or drinking gin as he walked (or all three).

This article was originally published on 22nd January, 2016

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