A tourist avoiding jungle vines as he explores a jungle path at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad,  Trinidad & Tobago
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Southern Caribbean

You can feel the heat and the beat of South America in the Southern Caribbean. Trinidad & Tobago is less than seven miles off the coast of Venezuela, while the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao) range from 18 to 50 miles away. As a result, the continent's music, language and flavors pervade these islands – mixing with the influences of indigenous, African, European and North American cultures.


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