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3 things to know about travel in Antigua and Barbuda

The Examiner "# The country is named for its two largest islands, Antigua and Barbuda, but there are many smaller islets which are part of the nation.
# In Spanish, the island names mean 'Ancient' and 'Bearded'. But don't expect to hear that much Spanish - Antigua and Barbuda are English-speaking and Queen Elizabeth II is their Queen, though the practical power of government resides in the Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda.
# Most of the tourist facilities are geared toward the luxury traveler, but there are some bargains available. The Sandals all-inclusive resort chain has a location in Antigua which has been deeply discounted in 2009."

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