Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda! (Arriving in the City of St Johns)

Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda! (Arriving in the City of St Johns)

What a place this is, you guys!! Antigua and Barbuda is part of the British Commonwealth, with old Queen Liz as head of state, but with its own Prime Minister who governs the islands independently of the UK. Like almost every Caribbean state or nation, its history is completely intertwined with the slave trade, and [...]

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What to Do in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

What to Do in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

The small city of Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe is a beautiful, brightly coloured riot of colour, filled with amazing smells and sounds to match. As an overseas territory of France, the culture here is a mixture of French and Caribbean, and when I began tentatively winding my way up and down the quiet streets of the [...]

Visiting Îlet du Gosier, Guadeloupe (the most magical island I ever did see)

Visiting Îlet du Gosier, Guadeloupe (the most magical island I ever did see)

Guadeloupe, a tiny overseas region of France, is a beaut island located at the meeting of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and looks on a map very similar to the shape of a little butterfly. When I say it's an island, it's actually several- the main islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre connected by [...]