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Their peaks, many over 4, feet, are within the 43,acre Guadeloupe National Park , a Unesco Biosphere Reserve and the seventh-largest French national park. Park visitors hike on miles of trails up the volcano and other mountains, through tropical rain forests and mangrove habitats, and to waterfalls. Access to the plantation is harrowing. A steep, narrow nine-mile road has hairpin turns so blind that signs repeatedly implore you to blow your horn to warn approaching drivers.
Our anemic rental car stalled on a blind, slick, nearly vertical rise. We joined a tour with a couple from France with five sons under They were hardly the jet-setting tourists of St. Our charismatic and barefoot guide, Sophie, an intense young woman with an orange buzz cut, wearing a long traditional madras plaid skirt and toe rings, led us huffing and puffing up a rain-slicked forest path.
In rapid French, she identified jackfruit, mango, coffee and cacao trees, wild orchids and vanilla vines, and described their culinary and medicinal uses. We then viewed the steps involved in processing coffee beans, as well as the 45 cabins that had housed slaves.
Amid her lively commentary, she admonished the boys for jumping off stone walls and racing into the woods, as their tuckered-out parents stood by. We finished the tour with a rejuvenating cup of plantation-grown coffee. It is a typical Creole eatery in Guadeloupe, with plastic streamers, bamboo tables and chairs, and plastic place mats emblazoned with the ever-present madras plaid motif, a design vestige of the indentured Indians who worked the plantations after slavery was abolished in Guadeloupeans have a passion for cuisine. Many small culinary museums focusing on coffee, chocolate or bananas dot roadsides.
And the chefs and servers seem to take genuine pleasure in satisfying patrons. Female chefs are revered. They attend Mass in their honor at the Church of St. The event, to be held this year on Aug. We did not want to miss the Jardin Botanique , 25 miles from Vieux-Habitants in the beachfront town of Deshaies. It is a restful haven with paths that meander through groves of baobab, jacaranda, bougainvillea and many other trees and flowers, as well as a parrot aviary and a water lily pond.
There is a snack bar and the Restaurant Panoramique, which overlooks a waterfall and serves Creole specialties, including grilled lobster and curried chicken Colombo, mostly to well-heeled Guadeloupeans.
Opened in May , the scope of the 25,square-foot complex adjacent to the harbor on the former Darboussier sugar refinery, is huge. Its main building is designed to symbolize silver roots over a black box — a visual juxtaposition of new life emerging from a dark past. Arawak and Kalinas tribes lived in Guadeloupe before Columbus traveled there in It was subsequently settled by French colonists, who brought over 90, African slaves to power its sugar industry, and, after slavery was abolished in the midth century, it was worked by Indian and Chinese indentured laborers.
We left the exhibition speechless and haunted by the immediacy of the experience. After, we visited the main pedestrian walk in the town center, where around noon on Saturdays there is live Gwo Ka music, a folk genre featuring drumming and call-and-response singing by professional performers. We work on a basis of trust.
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