Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)
Supermarket goods on Guadeloupe are as expensive as in Europe, if not even more because of import costs from France and French colonies in Central and south America. This is a solid excuse for tasting local recipes based on sea food. Still… same same but different. If you ask for a Dorade in Guadeloupe, you get it sliced like if it was a sword fish. If you think a Lambi (conch shell) might be a good snack with beer, don’t order dinner later. Everything grows unexpectedly larger here in Gwada, especially for a tourist used to the Mediterranean environment. Gwada, Lambi, Bokit (aka “bucket” sandwich) and Gwo-ka (drum music) are some of the creole words you will easily stumble upon during your stay.
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Thank you for these scenes of Guadeloupe – I visited the island (spending my time mostly on Basse Terre) back in ‘83, but some things remain the same.
Thank you Robin, how could I miss your comment? Likely tourism increased, well being of locals maybe a bit slower. But I loved each day there.