Baubles and Trinkets

Bring your big suitcase, so you can bring home plenty of this “stuff”. Sometimes I just don’t know what to say…

Greetings from Guantanamo Bay … and the sickest souvenir shop in the world

The sands are white, the sea laps gently and crowds of bronzed Americans laze in the Caribbean sunshine. They have a cinema, a golf course and, naturally, a gift shop stocked with mugs, jaunty T-shirts and racks of postcards showing perfect sunsets and bright green iguanas. Only the barbed wire decoration, a recurring motif, hints at anything wrong. Welcome to “Taliban Towers” at Guantanamo Bay, the most ghoulishly distasteful tourist destination on […]

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