Visit the Fabulous Beaches of Guantanamo Bay!
Apparently not an April Fools joke:
Caracas-born [Miss Universe] Dayana Mendoza, 22, who visited the [Guantanamo Bay] facility with Miss USA Crystle Stewart, 27, enthused about her Guantanamo trip as an "incredible experience" in a blog entry posted on the Miss Universe website dated March 27, 2009.
"It was a loooot of fun!," Ms Mendoza wrote, describing how she and Ms Stewart met US military personnel and took rides around the camp, which is encircled by a barbed-wire fenced, minefields and watchtowers.
She said they also visited a bar on the base and the "unbelievable" beach there.
"We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the(y) recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting," she wrote.
"I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful," she added.
Yemeni doctor and detainee Ayman Saeed Batarfi agreed, saying, "Yeah man, I'm bummed I have to go."
(Actually, Batarfi probably really is a little bummed, since no country is willing to take him. All countries are willing to take Miss Universe.)