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!

By Ökologix - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

A Month More in Guadeloupe!

Submitted by eagle on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 19:05

Guadeloupe!There are often compound challenges in adventures!

Things take time. Often, far more than one first expects.

It can be fun to have patience! :)

The memory monster. Crawls around the things you want to remember.

Thinking of renting in May, if the places open up again!

May take all of May to wrap up my tasks here, before moving on to the rest of the island!

Taking a day off coffee/caffeine, as I often do. Often it's more than a day, weeks or months. I feel like having a slower, quieter day.

Many stores seem closed today. Not sure if it's a holiday here?

Oh, I think It's May Day?

Another week!

Getting ready to rock!

Things still seem largely closed, quiet.


Venezuela Dreaming

Submitted by eagle on Wed, 04/29/2020 - 16:36

Plants Growing in Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Another new week! Last one of the month!

Doing some work, experiencing the culture!

Things happen. DO anyways!

There are many stories in history that I hadn't known about, such as communist Cuba sending forces to fight the South African military in Angola.

Clouds bringing out some quiet!

Often feels too hot for my comfort in the Caribbean. I like warm weather, but somewhat more moderate than here, and way less humid.

Pizza paparazzi?

Nazi paparazzi?

Pizza Nazi paparazzi?

How's the pandemic going? I think we already past the date when I guessed things would resume, for the second time.

More noises again, but also some quiet spots.

Guyana and Suriname have larger map data than the islands I've been on. More there?

Yeah, Venezuela and those neighboring countries look huuuuge compared to these southeastern Caribbean islands! Hundreds of kilometers across instead of tens.

So many things that one can do. I guess it's up to each of us to decide and act on what we want to do!

Which takes balance, courage, self-knowledge, knowledge of others and the environment, and so much more!

Keep on going!!!!!

Continuing to work through the week!

I'm seeing a few more shops and stuff open up.

Carrying forth!

I'm getting excited to go on, to the South American parts of the Caribbean. Still considerable uncertainty in my route. And, of course, plans have a way of veering wildly. At least, my plans do.

I'll probably get another bike in Venezuela. Seems like it's a big enough country for that to be a practical requirement.

I'm thinking of going to Venezuela, but will do some more research nearer to going. I want to go, and I think it's safe enough, but we'll see.

So much to see and do!

Looking ahead!

More Caribbean!

Submitted by eagle on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 18:08

An Airbnb host I messaged said that place is unavailable. Probably most people aren't accepting guests now. Even among the Airbnbs that may be available, looks like not much of interest to me.

I think it makes sense just to keep camping until the pandemic's done.

I think I'm likely going to continue camping out for a few more weeks, then see more of the island while renting.

There are many large breasts and butts here! :)

Feels somewhat uneventful. Pandemic. Work.

At least it's a pleasant break from having too many problems! :)

Looks like the upcoming islands (Martinique, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) don't seem to have much interest for me, but are scenic, like many of the other small islands I've been to lately. At least it's pleasant!

Maybe I won't go to Dominica? Maybe I will? Small island, not much there, maybe on the way. Also, less visited than other Caribbean islands, so maybe more interesting in that way. Fewer beaches. Also, still some natives there, unlike on many other islands.

Looks like Trinidad & Tobago is different than many other Caribbean countries. More industrial, less touristy. Looks like it has tons of music, food, and other culture!

Weird, Courland colonized the Americas.

I look forward to getting to Trinidad, tons of Indians!

Looks and seems like a somewhat boring country to me, aside from the Indian culture.

Let's go!


Continuing in Guadeloupe!

Submitted by eagle on Mon, 04/20/2020 - 16:52

There are some small insects around here that look like pieces of white cotton.

White insect in Guadeloupe

There are distractions anywherewhen. Important to do the important work anyways. Relevant for people like me who are easily distracted, annoyed.

I'm going to try getting a place. We'll see if any of the Airbnb's are available during the ongoing Coronavirus. The hotels all seem closed.

I like camping, but it's getting increasingly frustrating dealing with some work issues with limited amenities open during the pandemic.

We'll see!