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Information from the Federal Foreign Office about your St. Kitts & Nevis trip:

Saint Kitts and Nevis is an island nation in the Caribbean and part of the Lesser Antilles, with around 60,000 inhabitants. With an area of around 270 square kilometers, the country is one of the twelve smallest countries in the world.

The land area of the Caribbean country consists of the two islands of the same name, St. Kitts and Nevis, both of which are only separated by a three-kilometer-wide channel. Geographically, the island state is located west of Antigua and Barbuda, northwest of the island of Montserrat and southeast of the Dutch island of St. Eustatius.

The official language of the country is English and the common currency used there is the East Caribbean dollar, where 1 euro corresponds to around 3 XCD.

The Caribbean country's largest cities include Basseterre, Mansion, Sandy Point Town, Saddlers, Cayon, Saint Paul's, Monkey Hill, Middle Island and Boyds on St. Kitts as well as Charlestown, Gingerland, Newcastle, Fig Tree and Cotton Ground on the smaller island of Nevis .

Both islands have a tropical climate all year round, so isolated tropical cyclones can occur mainly in the summer months.

The island of St. Kitts is of volcanic origin and, with the 1,156 meter high mountain “Mount Liamuiga”, is also the highest point in the country.

On the island of Nevis, which is about half smaller, the volcano “Nevis Peak” is the largest peak at 985 meters.

The Caribbean country of St. Kitts and Nevis is one of the countries with the highest number of homicides per capita in the world, which is why the government reintroduced the death penalty in 2008 to combat the high crime rate.

The country's most important economic sectors are tourism, the textile industry - with the production of clothing and shoes, fishing, various services and a small amount of agriculture. In earlier years, the local economy was mainly dominated by the sugar cane industry.

Around 300,000 tourists now visit the small Caribbean country every year. Most visitors come on numerous cruise ships from the USA, for which the two ports in Basseterre and Charlestown have been extensively expanded in recent years.

The most important sights of St. Kitts and Nevis include the Brimstone Hill fortress in the national park of the same name, the two bays of Frigate Bay, the volcano Mount Liamuiga, the Fairview Great House with the botanical garden, the park of the former sugar cane plantation Romney Manor , the Catholic Church in Basseterre, the Independence Square, the circus, the Berkeley Memorial, the National Museum in the Colonial Customs House in Basseterre, the St. Thomas Church in Charlestown, the tombstone of Sir Thomas Warner, the historic railway on the coastline in St Kitts - the only narrow gauge railway in the Caribbean, the former slave market of Nevis, the Black Rocks, the ruins of Cottle Church, the history museum, many colonial buildings and the sleeping volcano Nevis Peak of Nevis as well as various sandy beaches on the island of St. Kitts.

The capital of the Caribbean state of St. Kitts and Nevis is Basseterre with around 15,000 inhabitants. The city is located on the southern coast of the northern island of St. Kitts and is the country's economic trade center.

In July 2015 I visited the island state of St. Kitts and Nevis for the only time so far. I took off from St. Maarten in the morning with the Caribbean airline LIAT and landed in Basseterre just 30 minutes later.

During my three-day stay in St. Kitts, I stayed in an inexpensive and very pleasant hotel in the capital, right next to Independence Square.

Because there were no cruise ships in the harbor at this time, the town of Basseterre was quite quiet and most of the shops were closed.

When I arrived, the first thing I noticed was all the rubbish lying all over the streets and sidewalks. That certainly wasn't a good sight for the many arriving American cruise tourists. The small river that flows from the nearby volcano, first through the capital and then directly into the sea, was completely dirty and full of rubbish, which was actually absolutely incomprehensible to me.

During my subsequent large city tour in the almost deserted Basseterre, the entire extent of the enormous pollution became much clearer. It was just a shame, on such a scenic island, with this majestic volcano in the center. Unfortunately, this situation really robbed me of some of the fun.

After the first day in Basseterre, which was completely filled with rubbish, was quite disappointing, the next morning I started a boat trip to Charlestown, on the island of Nevis.

This significantly smaller island was much nicer and cleaner and also had numerous tourist attractions to offer. I was able to explore the island of Nevis on foot and marvel at the many colonial buildings and historical buildings from the slave era, when sugar cane made both islands rich.

The town of Charlestown and the island of Nevis are definitely very clean and extremely tourist-friendly, with a comparatively even greener landscape. This makes the small island of Nevis worth a visit at any time.

The island of St. Kitts with its capital Basseterre, on the other hand, was definitely the dirtiest of all the Caribbean islands and was therefore one of the negative highlights of my long nine-week Caribbean tour.

I then went on to the neighboring island of Antigua.