QUESTION: What popular attraction in Grand Cayman has drawn people to its own Post Office?
A) The Stingray Encounter
C) Untaxed International Banking
D) Rum Point
The founding of Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tennessee was discussed in yesterday's blog. Today, our phillumeny collection takes us on a journey to a specific Holiday Inn located on Crighton Drive in Grand Cayman. The authors of the blog at the American Treasure Tour have been petitioning our Director to send us there to be able to actually review the hotel itself, but so far our requests have fallen on deaf ears. So instead, we will talk a little bit about the island itself.
Three separate islands encompass the Cayman Islands, with Grand Cayman being the largest, as well as the location of their capital city, George Town. Located just south of Cuba, the first Europeans to see them was a guy named Christopher Columbus during his fourth and final voyage to the New World, in 1503. Although he initially named the islands Los Tortugas after the large sea turtles he saw in the region, they took on the name Cayman after the tiny alligators. It would be one hundred and fifty years after their discovery before humans began inhabiting the islands - pirates, refuges from the Spanish Inquisition, shipwrecked sailors and escaped slaves all found a home there. They became a dominion of the British Crown in 1670, and have remained so ever since. Now, their fame as a tropical paradise and as a hub of international finance and banking has brought both tourists and business people to the islands. We strongly suspect many of both have found a nice refuge during their visits at the Holiday Inn Resort.
ANSWER: B) Hell