Bermuda's European Heritage
As you look at this travel souvenir from Bermuda, you get a certain sense of community and even heritage. The Spanish were the first to arrive. It was the Sixteenth century. Even though Bermuda was incorporated to the Spanish kingdom, the Spanish never settled here and only use it as a stop in their transatlantic voyages. It was until the early Seventeenth century when the islands were populated not by Spanish but by the English who quickly created a colony. The British influence is still present today as Bermuda is part of the British overseas territories.
Bermuda in Details
This archipelago of almost 150 islands that lay East of the United States. Since the 1920's it has been a popular upscale tourist destination for Americans and Canadians and many have their second home there. The majority of islands bear no people and only 20 islands are inhabited, The most important ones are Main Island or Bermuda, Ireland, Saint David`s and Gran Bermuda, among others. Some islands feature more than one name and also the entire group of islands is also called Virgineola, La Garza and Isle of Devils. Life on the islands is rather simple and its inhabitants and the visitors can enjoy the subtropical climate that ensures temperatures that don't exceed the 30 grades centigrades. If you like decorations that stick out and draw attention, this is great travel souvenir to take back home. It can also go a long way to make your kitchen appear more friendly as well as personalized.
Acrylic Fridge Magnet of the Flag of Bermuda
Bermuda is a quaint island in the North Atlantic Ocean. The island is close to the US states of North Carolina and South Carolina. Moreover, Bermuda is close to the Eastern board and Canada. The Acrylic fridge magnet of the flag of Bermuda shows the union flag on the left side and the Bermuda coat of arms on the right. This acrylic finished souvenir is a graceful replica of the Bermuda flag.
Some Exciting Facts about the Bermuda Flag
The Bermuda flag is the most unusual of all the British overseas territories, as they have some version of blue ensign but the Bermuda flag has a red ensign. The flag of Bermuda actually relates to the flags of Canada and Union of South Africa that were used as local flags. Vessels registered on the Bermuda side of the British Register also use this flag as a civil ensign. Alongside the British flag, the Bermuda coat of arms is portrayed on the flag, which refers to the sinking of Sea Venture - the ship credited with the discovery of the island in 1609. The flag depicts both the cultural heritage of Bermuda and its territorial association with the United Kingdom.
Bermuda's colorful shoreline is equaled by very few places in the world. It is famous for its splendid sun-kissed beaches, clear blue skies and the natural scenery. Bermuda has a sub-tropical climate and "dark 'n stormy" is the phrase commonly used for the island that refers to the island's atmosphere as well as the national drink of the island - which is as thrilling as the island itself. The island also carries the leisure of blazing sunny weather for tourist looking for sunshine.