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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.

Les Métropolitains, town beach of Sainte-Anne with (mostly?) European tourists

Fisherman at work on local-sized Dorade fishes at the harbor, Saint-François

Romance on the beach of Saint-Anne

Lambi (conch shell) and beer, an appreciated combo in Saint-François

The cemetery-beach or the beach-cemetery of Saint-François

Promenada Pointe-à-Pitre, whatever-fish-I-catched daily market

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Previous episodes:

1. My lady of Guadeloupe

Posted by lorenzoborghi on December 11, 2019
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  1. 12/15/2019

    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.

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    • 03/2/2020

      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.

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