Day 64 Guadeloupe

Day 64 of our sabbatical was dedicated to Guadeloupe, a French départment in the Carribean. Guadeloupe are actually a couple of islands with two islands, Basse Terre and Grand Terre being the main islands. Our ship anchored in Pointe-a-Pietre. Pointe-a-Pietre is not really pretty and its weird to drive through town as it feels like being in France.

As a French départment Guadeloupe is part of the European Union and you can pay with Euro. They have the French minimum wage, school system etc. They also have a high price level, almost the same as in the EU.

A funny anecdote is that if you want to fly to France, which takes about 8-10 hours it is considered a domestic flight and will cost about 400€. If you want to fly to the Dominican Republic or Florida which are only about 3 hours away it will cost twice as much because it is an international flight. I think this is hilarious.

Guadeloupe has a wide mountain range, rain forest and lots of cost line. In my opinion it is not the typical Carribean island, at least not as I used to picture them in my head.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Tell me what you think 🙂

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Pointe-a-Pietre

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La Cascade aux Ecrevisses
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Graveyard in Morne-à-l’Eau
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Graveyard in Morne-à-l’Eau
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Graveyard in Morne-à-l’Eau
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Pointe des Châteaux
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Pointe des Châteaux
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Spices on a local market
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Beach in Le Gosier

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Beach in Le Gosier

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