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How Did Mexico Build Cancun from Scratch?

The federal government did not chance upon Cancun while intending to develop a completely new vacation metropolis from the ground up. How did Mexico create Cancun from the ground up? In 1968, Mexico chose the location, a nine-mile stretch of jungle island off the coast of Quintana Roo, using computer models and all of a …

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How Much Waste Does the Cruise Line Industry Dump?

Cruise lines are a significant part of the tourism industry, and it encompasses several segments of the field that include; accommodation, hospitality, transportation, and attractions. But did you know how much waste cruise liners dump in the ocean? Let’s look at the environmental impact of cruise companies and the steps they’ve made to mitigate it. …

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During WW2, Ernest Hemingway used his fishing boat named after his ex-wife (Pilar) to hunt German U-boats in the Caribbean armed only with Thomson machine guns and hand grenades. He was given unlimited gasoline by the US government.

Pilar (boat) Location of the dry docked actual boat (At the Hemingway Museum, Havana, Cuba) Ernest Hemingway owned a 38-foot (12 m) fishing boat named Pilar. It was acquired in April 1934 from Wheeler Shipbuilding in Brooklyn, New York, for $7,495. “Pilar” was a nickname for Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline, and also the name of …

During WW2, Ernest Hemingway used his fishing boat named after his ex-wife (Pilar) to hunt German U-boats in the Caribbean armed only with Thomson machine guns and hand grenades. He was given unlimited gasoline by the US government. Read More »