The Grand Cayman is one of the great tourist destinations in the Caribbean as it possesses one of the great stretches of white sand beaches you can find. The Grand Cayman is actually the largest of three islands of the Cayman Islands. The three islands of the Cayman Islands that are located somewhere within the western Caribbean seas are part of British Overseas Territory. Despite this, the fact that this territory has remained unpopulated until the 17th century has led to the development of some great flora and fauna wherein some are endemic species of the island themselves.
Of the three islands, the Grand Cayman is the biggest and most popular as this is not only where the territory’s capital, George Town, is located, but that this is also where the widely popular Seven Mile Beach area is located. The Seven Mile Beach is probably one of the reasons you will visit the Grand Cayman in the first place. The place is not only filled with posh and lavishly exclusive hotels and resorts, but that it is considered as a mecca for those who want to do some shopping.
Even though the Grand Cayman may just be considered as an island whose main attraction and commodity is tourism, the truth is that there is actually much more to that. The Grand Cayman is a destination for offshore banking and has 43 of the 50 largest banks in the world. In short, the financial presence found on the island is actually much more than what you would normally expect from just an island territory. Nevertheless, the highly valuable tourist destination within the island has helped in elevating its overall financial presence.
The number of fast food restaurants, hotels, resorts, and nightclubs are aplenty. There are even some clubs and resorts that offer native Caymanian cuisine which is a delight to have for those who know how to appreciate acquired taste in foreign dishes.
When it comes to having the most visitors, it is actually the Seven Mile Beach that takes the cake. If you are interested in going for some rest and relaxation while having a really great time in your life, the Grand Cayman may just be the vacation destination for you. If you are on a tight budget or you simply cannot digest the high price rates hotels and resorts take for accommodation, you can choose to simply rent condos on seven mile beach. The good thing about renting a condo instead of staying at a hotel is that condo rental deals are very economical and budget friendly. The best part is that since condos have very near proximity to many top tourist destinations with the area, you will not have any issues finding the tourist site that your schedule allows you to.
The legends of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have always been among my favorites to hear, watch, and read. He is one of the most celebrated literary figures of all time; Arthur and his knights have inspired hundreds of poems, stories, books, plays, and movies—from Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur to Monty Python’s Spamalot— spanning centuries. And the Lady of Shalott, is one of the most popular figures from this mythology. She is the unfortunate young woman who falls in love with Lancelot, only to die of a broken heart.
It was thrilling to have the opportunity to make a contribution to this canon, to write about my favorite characters. But, I also wanted to try to change something: As I read more and more stories about Arthur and his companions, and began to seriously study Arthurian lore, I started to notice that the girls and women in these stories were not always treated very kindly. At best, it seemed to me, they were damsels in distress who needed a man to rescue them, and at worse, they were chaperones of doom and destruction. This did not seem fair to me.
And so, I aimed to humanize the characters, to really scrutinize them with a twenty-first-century magnifying glass and imagine how they might actually have related to one another. As I imagined Elaine, the Lady of Shalott, who truly has suffered at the hands of male writers, I wanted to give her strength and power and relevance. And indeed, it is without a sword, that she manages to save her friends and loved ones.
I have always loved the romance and chivalry that fill the Arthurian stories, but the ideals of freedom and equality and justice are truly what make this mythology so important—and continually resonant. The stories of Arthur and his knights have given centuries of readers hope—hope for peace—and I can only wish that readers of this book take away the same hope.
I am Elaine
daughter of Barnard of Ascolat.
I sing these words to you now,
because the point of light grows smaller,
ever smaller now,
ever more distant now.
And with this song, I pray I may
push back the tides of war and death.
So, I sing these words
that this light, this tiny
ray of light and hope may live on.
I dare not hope that I
may live on too
In this promtabulous collection featuring some of the best of today’s YA authors, including John Green, Cecily von Ziegesar, Aimee Friedman, Adrienne Maria Vrettos, and David Levithan.
Basically, I thought about the opposite of my prom experience, and what I really would have liked to have done, and wrote about that.