The island with three rhum distilleries, the island of the 100 windmills, the island of sugar cane...there are a few different names for Marie-Galante, the round island south-east of Guadeloupe! I will also call it the place for zen-diving:-) It is absolutely wild underwater, there are no crowds of divers, but schools of fishes, huge sponges and curious sea inhabitants looking at you with a question mark in their eyes! Enjoy the encouters I have captured for you and if you ever make it there, do go diving with the best diving school of the island "ManBalaou"!
Saturday, 8 February 2014
Monday, 3 February 2014
One of the things that really makes your day when you are in Guadeloupe are all the colours around! In the nature, in the houses, on the market: everything is cheerful and with tons of different colours! So you can not not smile:-) The typical creole houses are a real treat to look at, so are the flowers in the gardens and along the road...Enjoy and soak all the SUNSHINE hiding in theses pictures!
Friday, 24 January 2014
Dominica is the youngest of all Caribbean islands and has been nicknamed "Nature island" for its unspoiled nature beauty: plenty of lucious rain forest, waterfalls and rare plants&birds. Definitely worth a longer stop one day:-)) The Sisserou parrot (featured on the flag) is found only here and its islands national bird!
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Diving in les Saintes is a real pleasure... Most sites are around 12-15 metres deep, with plenty of natural light and abundance of colours. Sponges, corals, fishes, turtles, small and big, all possible shapes, there is so much to enjoy and contemplate! I am taking you underwater with me to discover this breathtaking world... The funniest thing is that if you know where each animal usually lives you start to discover the inhabitants much quicker....and sometimes they come to you:-)
Friday, 10 January 2014
Most of the tourists in Guadeloupe usually make it to Terre-de-Haut, the main island of the archipel les Saintes. In total there are nine islands (seven of which there are no people living), which belong to les Saintes. The second inhabited island, Terre-de-Bas, is much calmer, less toursitic and extremely green. Great for hiking and getting close to the nature! We went for a day trip with the local bus-ferry (20 min crossing) and did the big hiking circle of 3 hours. Within the forest we found some local crabs, the famous allspice (or Jamaica pepper) tree (see picture of green leaves below), which is know also as "quatre epices" as its aroma reminds of a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Some creative post boxes caught my eye in the village as well as the friendly Tourism Office selling local products:-)