Le Lafayette Hotel
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... your feet turn black if you walk barefoot through the house. It’s hot, humid, and there is most definitely no air conditioning in this apartment, which means that at all times you feel sweaty and sticky, and usually itch from the myriad of mosquito bites you obtained the night before hoping that none of them are carrying the Chikun Gunya virus that is a current epidemic we were warned about over the AirFrance intercom as we were landing at the airport. Like I said, not exactly ...
A couple of hops,from Antigua to Deshaies Guadeloupe, then Les Saintes for a swim and snorkel and my first jellyfish sting! More fish species to add to my tick list and a bright yellow,black spotted Sea Slug the size of fat draught excluder... Yuk. I need an underwater camera. An enchanting beautiful clipper sailed by, The Royal Clipper, in all its regalia with horns blasting out topped the day, along with the chance meeting of a Brazilian chap with a 49DS Sun Odyssey, ...
... office to say they have the delivery!!! Only to find a slip of paper which is the receipt to take to the airport customs to collect it. Absolute fury and frustration as we were ready to set off. Now Craig has to pay for a taxi to the other side of the Island. There is a customs right next to the marina but on asking them to receive it there came the answer. NO. The government charge a fee( not a tax!) for collection and not only ...
... agricole, a white rum made from sugar cane juice rather than molasses, it is apparently very potent, go steady on the rum punch!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fort de France is typical of many of the islands with its busy open air markets and maze of streets jammed with traffic, a shoppers paradise when the shops are open combining top Paris fashions with local crafts and ...
... speak very limited French... So there was a lot lost in translation over the weekend! Was good fun practicing our French though and actually being understood occasionally. Anyway, he dropped us off in schoelcher, where we realised we had no idea where we were meant to be going. Attempting to ask around the street with our limited French until we found a man who pointed up a hill and said 4-5km walk... So we started up the hill. About 10 minutes later the same man honks at us and tells ...
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