Friday, 10 January 2014

Hiking in Terre-de-Bas, the second island of les Saintes




Case (local house) in Terre-de-Bas
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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:-)

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

Looks like a colorful and warm spot to be. Lovely shots Jana! HOpe you are having a wonderful new year so far!

papillon said...

Hallo Jana,

Deine wunderschönen Bilder wecken so viel Sehnsucht nach Gwada. Weiterhin viel Spaß auf Les Saintes und grüßt die Inselchen von uns.
LG
J+C

Barb said...

Jana, you are always on the move! I loved browsing your photos - so vivid with color and warmth. They were welcomed by my snow wearied eyes!

Filip and Kristel said...

Did Nico repair this door or was it already in this state?

Greetings,
Filip

Lies said...

Jij ziet toch mooie stukjes van de wereld, Jana !
Lie(f)s.

Koryn said...

Jana! I can't stop staring at the first photo. It's too charming!

What is that? A house? cafe?

EriKa Napoletano said...

Very nice shots! Enjoy your time !

Jana said...

@Filip: door was funstioning very well, no need for reairing from Nico:-)
@Koryn: its a local house, they are all adorable and bonbon-coloured, but this one was the best of all, I loved it too:-)))