After a while of hurrying up from one place to another, because of various travel pressures, I feel like I'm now in a place (le Gosier, Guadeloupe!) where I can take care of a bunch of chores, get some work done, and do other activities that I haven't had a chance to do for a while!
Each day develops as we go along. Each week, each place.
There's a rude undercurrent here, not sure to what extent it's French versus Caribbean.
I'm not sure whether I prefer the French or Caribbean aspects of Guadeloupe. I think both, i.e. the combination.
Tropical plants and animals and weather, Caribbean and French food and drinks. Nice!
I think it's a Caribbean rudeness. Oh well. Nice food and scenery, and some of the people!
Getting some writing done here in the outskirts of the main town on Guadeloupe.
I think that the rudeness I've noted here is Caribbean rather than French. It seems like the same that I've noticed on other small Caribbean islands. I think that these small islands have large numbers of rich tourists (in this case, French). As a result, everything becomes commercial, and what manners there were fall by the wayside.
Picture the French and the Caribbean together. Not very promising for bureaucracy, eh? There are tons of offices for political candidates (at least they're interested), the banks seem often closed or out of service, etc.
Trying some beers here, kind of plain, not that high quality in my opinion. Maybe they'll have fancy French wines?