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Lockdown life in Guadeloupe

During the last few months as coronavirus has made its way around the world and upended lives, tens of friends have messaged me, saying: “I wish I could be in Guadeloupe right now! Lucky you!” I guess in their minds Guadeloupe is still the worry-free paradise island they experienced on their trip here. The place […]

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Guadeloupe after Hurricane Maria

Just over a week ago I wrote about Hurricane Irma’s visit to Guadeloupe, which was largely uneventful. Little did I know then that Guadeloupe was about to get hit much worse by another hurricane, a beast named Maria. Whereas Irma passed Guadeloupe from a fairly large distance, Hurricane Maria was another story – at one […]

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Hurricane Irma visits Guadeloupe

There’s one type of message that I’ve gotten fairly often¬†during the past week: “Are you okay? How did Guadeloupe fare with Hurricane Irma?” First of all, thanks for your concern. I’m doing fine! I was actually in Portugal when Irma visited the Caribbean, so I would have been okay¬†no matter what. Good timing, huh! But […]