Hana Banana Goes to the Banana Museum

Bananas are nothing if not complex, as I have learned since arriving in Martinique. This is a country that has built its economy around sugar cane and bananas, so it makes sense that they would have an intricate understanding of the fruit. If you want to learn more about this fruit, the place to visit…

Saint Pierre: A City Rising From Ruins

Saint Pierre is a city built around the ruins of the devastating 1902 volcanic eruption of Mont PelĂ©e. Interwoven with the modern city are the ruins of the old theater and prison, of small houses and the facades of great churches. In order to understand just how much the eruption has influenced the face and…