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Sea Life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)

By Artborghi @artborghi

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.

Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)

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

Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)

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

Romance on the beach of Saint-Anne

Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)

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

Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)

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

Sea life of Gwada (Guadeloupe)

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

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1. My lady of Guadeloupe

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