fun facts about grenada

80. Grenada: Curried Lamb

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Grenada, Spice Island! It is said you can basically smell the nutmeg in the air everywhere you go.  And it could be called the Fruit Island for the luscious bounty growing in the green hills.

Then again it could be called the Beach Island for the idyllic sandy strands. Yes Grenada is another of those oh so dreamy destinations, you would go to in a heartbeat is someone offert you a ticket. I haven’t been there but like soooo many other countries, it’s on my list!

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Things you didn’t know about Grenada:

  • Being on the southern edge of where hurricanes usually pass through, Grenada has only experienced three hurricanes in the last 50 years.
  • Grenada has an underwater sculpture park! Divers and snorkelers can visit it! The sculptures of this underwater gallery very much reflect Grenada’s culture.
  • The French arrived in Grenada on 20th June 1650 and got engaged in a bloody campaign to take control of the island from the Caribs. After an unsuccessful attack on the fort of St. George, the Carib were chased by the French to a steep sea side cliff. Once there, the Carib saw that they had no escape and jumped into the sea below. All those who jumped perished and that point got named ‘Le Morne des Sauteurs’ or ‘Jumpers Hill’.

Curried lamb is truly a Caribbean dish! You can also make it with goat!

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