since carnaval i've spent one day sightseeing at the mount pelee ruins, another over at the tourist beach near tros islet, most nighs in th ars of fort-de-france which is billed as dangerous after dark but just seems quite empty and harmless.. the rest at a host home with a martiniquan family. i was in 'le teminal' which is a pub near the bus station of fort-de-france that i've been going to almost daily, and got to know a couple of regulars.
. one guy was gonna sort me out with his spare studio apartment for up to 3 weeks for only 150euros a week, but then along came a couple from a small town a bit north called case pilote who said i could stay at theirs for free and learn how locals live and improve my french, so the last week i've spent there, i have been ploughed with free beer, free soup and fish dinners, shown around the local bars and watched a few dvds and french tv. They have two good looking daughters who they kept wanting me to talk to on the phone, one in guadeloupe and one in paris, the convesations were quite arkward as neither of us really knew why we were forced to speak to each other. The girl in paris was a semi succesful athelete for france and travelled the world competing in games, and left the trophies above the tv in martinique for me to browse, and made an appearence on the sports part of the news to her fathers surprise.. he made so much noise and commotion we never heard a word she spoke on air.
so i did want to change my ticket to move on to dominica today but after i packed, said my goodbyes and found myself back in fort-de-france the ferry isn't even going that way today.. as i originaly booked for monday i might leave it till then but could just leave on the one that comes in tomorow, i'll just make up my mind in the morning.
my french is still crap, i've been having a cafe au lait and a pain au chocalate for breakfast everyday as i know i can confidently say it in french.. not that speaking in the local tongue is really necesscary here. the reason my french is still rubbish is as the people i've met or been hanging with all speak english to me, it feels the same as when i went on those german exchange trips with my school and i came back not learning a single new word, but obviously i was very good at letting others prctice and get a grasp of their english.