Exploring French Antilles

By | 2021-02-07T21:02:34+01:00 February 7th, 2021|

Introduction After our campervan trip through France with our 7-months-old daughter, we spent six weeks on French Antilles (Martinique and Guadeloupe). This counted as our big parental leave adventure (initially, we were dreaming of a road trip through the USA, but the situation with corona has changed our plans). If you want to know more about exotic overseas [...]

French Antilles: places to see in Martinique

By | 2021-01-29T14:03:27+01:00 January 29th, 2021|

Volcano Mount Pelee An active volcano Mount Pelee (what means "bald mountain" or "peeled mountain") is situated in the North of the island. The road to the volcano through the middle of the island is harsh: narrow and curvy. It gives you a real jungle feeling though. However, if you are prone to movement sickness, better take the [...]

French Antilles: Beaches in Martinique

By | 2021-01-29T11:30:33+01:00 January 8th, 2021|

Martinique The island of Martinique was colonized by France in 1635 and remained a French possession since then (excluding brief periods of foreign occupation). The name “Martinique” is probably an adjustment of the Indian name “Madiana” (“Island of flowers”) or “Madinina” (“Fertile island with rich vegetation”), and the island definitely lives up to its name! [...]

French Antilles local food

By | 2020-11-24T21:24:10+01:00 November 24th, 2020|

What should you try on French Antilles Local cuisine in Martinique and Guadeloupe is a rich mélange of West African, French, Indigenous, and South Asian flavours, foodstuffs, and cooking styles. As we were for long time on the islands, we have tried the following:  Starters Pâtés Créoles is puff pastry filled with spicy pulled pork, a [...]

Living on a boat

By | 2020-11-06T19:30:17+01:00 October 9th, 2020|

When we arrived in Sainte-Anne, Martinique, we noticed many boats standing in the bay. Back then we idly wondered, if the beaches were so nice in Sainte-Anne (yes, they are) that so many boats came to visit them. On the next day, at 7 am on the beach (thanks, Mia, for daily early morning wakeup [...]