Submitted by eagle on Fri, 06/05/2020 - 17:30

Busier day.

Yesterday, someone I know told me she got robbed.

Later, when I got back to my camp place, I found that someone had rummaged through my stuff and taken a few things.

Seems like a criminal place here, as in much of the Caribbean. I've had far more attempted robberies in the Caribbean than anywhere else.

Another week ahead!


Another While Longer in Guadeloupe!

Submitted by eagle on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 13:05

I continue to like Guadeloupe. It has gorgeous environmental scenery and architecture/public art. The people are quite friendly. The food is delicious.

I occasionally whine about the noises, which I recognize are the same as anywhere, when I get annoyed. Overall, it's quite a pleasant place.

The culture and geography aren't exactly a match for me, and I do still look forward to leaving, but I also know that it's going to be a place I'm sad about leaving.

Looks like it's going to be rainy for a while, and I still have more stuff to do here and am liking it. Also, many things remain closed. As such, it's probably working out for the best that I not leave as soon as I had thought -- as often seems to happen!

Maybe not even leave the following weekend!

Probably go by around the turn of the month.

I'm guessing that some people probably lucked out by the virus shutting down migrations, and they're "stuck" in a country where they would rather be.

Eagle Gamma in Guadeloupe!

Slow Slog through Guadeloupe!

Submitted by eagle on Wed, 06/03/2020 - 13:43

Stuff seems open again. Unpredictable?

I'm looking to leave ASAP, maybe this weekend!

Some rain.

Quiet again. Are stores only opening on occasional days?

A few more days here. Is the "confinement" over?

While there are numerous pleasant things about this place, it's also full of annoyances. I want to go but it seems like stuff's still shut down.

Still does seem somewhat unpredictable what things will open when.

The French government website didn't have an obvious thing saying if or when the confinement is over.

Nicer weather. More stuff open. Things opening on even days?

Every society should have laws against overly loud motorcycles, cars, trucks, etc.!

(And loud yelling!)

As I was working, a guy came up and asked me for a light. As I was answering him, the police came up and asked him if he didn't also have anything illicit. As they continued questioning him, I jumped down from the surface to the ground, but I landed on a broken bottle. It cut into my foot, but luckily not too far.

The other evening, when I took out my earplugs, a lizard jumped on one and bit into it! After, I moved the earplug back to where it was.

Idea: a commercial for an earplug company, showing an earplug as a bullet, destroying noise.

Midway through the week!

Eagle Gamma in Guadeloupe!

When to Leave?

Submitted by eagle on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 15:26

Midway through the week.

Craziness all around.

Things seem closed again, after a short period of being open.

There's now a public concert, though, seems like some Arican music.

I think I have two bands of interest, above the rest, which go horizontally through Meso-America in the northern hemisphere and through Brazil in the southern hemisphere.

Probably leave either Saturday: May 30 or June 6.

I often feel pressures of dirtiness, noise, criminality, and such here in Point-a-Pitre. While there are some pleasant placetimes, I often want to go on.

Goggles not yet here. Looks like I'll be here another week!


Getting There!

Submitted by eagle on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 20:10

In my head, I'm already gone from Point-a-Pitre.

I'm tired of seeing the same stuff. Looking to get back on the road ASAP!!!!!

I think I've seen as much of the people, the places, and such, as I can around here.

At least it's exciting to have an upcoming departure. I feel slightly nervous, but mostly ready!

Each day, busy. Then go!

I like the French food here (cheese!!!!!). There are some decent and interesting people. The architecture's quite something.

I find it somewhat noisy.

I think that I can now identify and say a few things about just about every resident of Point-a-Pitre, and the pigeons too.

A thicker plastic container seems to have kept the rats out. Then the ants came! Also, the rats still seem to be hanging around.

Tried some of those fast foods, they're basically as I thought. Dough, baked or fried. Sandwich fillings.

There remain enough interesting things for now!


Ready to Go!

Submitted by eagle on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 16:50

Probably take my first opportunity to leave.

Criteria: Finished with my ongoing projects that depend on being here, and confident that I can travel through Guadeloupe without Coronavirus issues like shut down roads.

Seems like another day when shops are closed, that I didn't know about.

Things continue along as per "normal".

I want to leave soon! I no longer have any stuff I want to see or do around here other than my previous commitments, and I want to get to other places!

I'm so ready to leave!!!!!


Continuing Travels!

Submitted by eagle on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 17:56

Maybe leave at the turn of the month?

Halfway through May!

I have an idea for one of those surprised-by-the-camera TV shows. A bearded old man asks for a meal. When someone brings him a meal, the old guy pulls out an iPhone and asks the donor to take a photo, as the old guy climbs onto a motorcycle with a beautiful model sitting on it.

I think that if food is slung from a tree branch, then it's too high for the rats.

Seems like the rats can probably climb trees, after all.

More stuff's open, still seems kind of Coronavirusy.

I'm now thinking of leaving Point-a-Pitre in June, probably.

I want to go on, see more, but not before I've finished a few things, and hotels and stuff are open.

I'm feeling more positive now.

I'm continuing to work, travel, relate!

I'm aiming to try some local foods now that shops are reopening.

There are a few fast foods I've seen advertised around Guadeloupe. Bokit. Agoulou.

I think they're both variants of sandwiches. I'm guessing that a bokit is somewhat like a burger, and an agoulou somewhat like a crepe or baguette-wich. One may be on fried bread, the other on baked. Not sure about much of that.

People are out and about in much larger numbers, it seems.

During the height of the pandemic, I think it was mostly eccentrics, and people who had to work in basic areas of society. Now I think that regular people are going out more often.

The rats have got through two different types of traps. I'm starting to think that they're smarter than humans!

I'm now thinking of getting back on the road ASAP!

Cow on the Road!

Turnabouts in Guadeloupe!

Submitted by eagle on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 16:16

This morning, I failed to find a product I was looking for, there was a huge line at a place where I was going to ask about a service, and my carrying cart got hit by a truck. It's not even Monday!

Things continue to get back to normal here in Guadeloupe.

Never thought I'd write that! I don't think I even knew about this country until recently.

I'm starting to have departure thoughts. Not sure exactly when to go.

I like it here for the most part. It's comfortable, convenient, beautiful. Also has some annoyances, like anywhere.

Eagle Gamma in Guadeloupe

The whole notion of having towns and cities seems kind of funny, when you think of the humans who roamed around in small tribes for so many years. Now we take it for granted, but it depends on many advances in technology.

I think that people, some more than others, have a tendency to go with gut instincts. This can often help. However, it can be more effective to override these, with conscious decisions.

Often difficult to decide what to do!

Sometimes it takes blind action.

Keep on rolling!


The Calm after the Storm

Submitted by eagle on Tue, 05/12/2020 - 16:47

Things continue to return. I'm thinking that next week should be much more like before the pandemic.

I feel like so much has happened in the past few weeks, it's turning into a different place, I into a different person.

Some more stuff is open, but doesn't seem like the pandemic's over.

Still funny for me to see people walking around the Caribbean with baguettes, or to hear Caribbean people speaking French!

Tried some baobab. Tasty!

Baobab in Guadeloupe!

Shops reopening. Feels weird to have people out and about, not most tings closed!

Different place!

The schools are reopening. Continuing to feel more like "normal".

I'm now thinking of getting back to renting, and touring, soon!

Yesterday, while I was working, a homeless guy I've seen around walked by. When he arrived where I was, he started asking me for things and grabbing at me. I pushed back, but an external hard drive fell out of my open laptop case. The homeless guy grabbed it. When I chased after him, he repeatedly said I was in the FBI, and threw the hard drive on the ground, where it broke.

Tons of rats where I'm camping, and around town. They're annoying animals.

Awkward pickup line: "Do you want to be a mother? I can make you a mother."

Here's a rough demo fun song:

Keep on!


Traveling in the Americas!

Submitted by eagle on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 16:13

Much noisier than yesterday.

The mobile phone is becoming among my least favorite inventions. People talking loudly in public, driving their cars dangerously. What a nuisance!

More clouds, rain.

Guadeloupe is one of the more scenic places I've been. The Caribbean has numerous gorgeous locations.

It's fun and interesting to work on projects, for pay or for personal ends. Also, can be stressful. I guess that it's important to balance these, not go overboard, nor underboard! :)

Want to get to Trinidad & Tobago!

A new way to think of travels: After wrapping up the Caribbean, I'm thinking of doing Meso-America and Chibcha!

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