Ahoy all ye scallywags and landlubbers! Today is the 10th anniversary of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Even if you don’t know how to talk like a pirate, you can certainly travel like one! Collette Torunyan is here to share all your pirate history with five locations that were once inhabited by devious ne’er-do-wells that you can now enjoy without concern of a pirate attack.
1. Saint Mary’s Island, Madagascar
Currently under the name Ile Sainte Marie, Saint Mary’s was once the central hub of piracy and wicked dealings in the Indian Ocean. The island was home to many notorious pirates such as Captain Kidd, Robert Culliford, as well as Henry Avery. As you trudge the ground where these rebels roamed, don’t forget to take a stroll through the pirate graveyard that overlooks the Bay of Rogues where some of the pirates were known to weigh anchor.
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