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Cruise Guadeloupe.P.1.

Mike Seryakov • 4 minutes read • October 16th, 2015
The Caribbean Sea is dotted with plenty of islands-states. Today I will tell you about one of them – Guadeloupe, a small piece of land which is one of the destinations of most Caribbean cruises.
Officially Guadeloupe is a commonwealth of 6 islands, but often the small ones aren't taken into account, and the name of the country is associated only with two large islands - Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre. Cruise liner arrives in 

Pointe-a-Pitre

 - the largest city on the island of Grande-Terre. Previously there was a slave market, and now it is a common Caribbean capital.

At the arrival terminal, there is free WiFi, I have never seen it anywhere else in the Caribbean terminals, so if someone needs to check in amid palm trees, port, ship, this is the best place, because the Internet on the ship is expensive.
Guadeloupe is often called the 'Caribbean butterfly' because if you look at the Google Maps, you'll see that two islands resemble the butterfly's wings. I landed on the 'right wing' and moved to the East.
Graffiti is the first thing that catches your eye in the city of 

Pointe-à-Pitre

.

The capital of the 'Big Land' (the name of the island Grande-Terre translated from French) experienced many disasters throughout its history. They were mostly fires and earthquakes. But the colonialists built to last. Buildings, preserved no matter what, cause steady delight.

They say that if walking around Guadeloupe you'll see a bearded woman, it's a sign that money is on your way. I was lucky. It was the month of February and I suddenly realized the actual reason for the appreciation of rouble.

In the local market, one can buy some fruits.

Or drinks...


Graffiti.

The indigenous population of these Islands was the Indians-Caribs, but by the seventeenth century nearly all of them were exterminated, and therefore, the French began to bring slaves there from Africa to work on sugar plantations.

It's hard to find a place to park the car near the house.


Residents of Guadeloupe.

This girl's name is Valerie. I told her that I'm from Russia and asked where I should go and what to see. She smiled and replied that she would invite me home, but her husband and children were there.
Catching my sad glance, she strongly advised me to go to the famous beach in 

Sainte-Anne 

by bus. The young lady claimed that the most beautiful women of Guadeloupe live there and that I will find something that I'd dreamed of for so long.

To be continued.
Author: mikeseryakov
Source: turbina.ru/authors/mikeseryakov
Translated by: Gian Luka

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