search instagram arrow-down

Previous Musings

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Goodreads

Blogs I Follow

For the passionate traveler, traveling is more about the journey than the actual destination.  In this interview with healthcare professional and travel lover, Marjorie Jean, we discuss why she traveled to her latest destination and the lessons learned during the experience.

1. What motivated you to choose Guadalupe as a vacation destination?

When it comes to traveling for me, providing that there’s a deal and time, I’m there.

2. Sometimes even the most savvy traveler envisions the experience they wish to have while in a new destination. Did you have any expectations about your experience before you arrived? Was there anything in particular you wanted to conquer?

I’m far from a savvy traveler; however, I do know a thing or two about traveling.  My sole goal whenever I do travel is to set my expectations when I get there. I will not travel unless I can have the attitude that I will enjoy the discovery and everything else is planned when I get there. I booked my stay two hours before my flight. I had the attitude that things were going to be good and if they weren’t, I was going to improvise.

3. What new information did you learn about Guadalupe that you didn’t previously know or read? Was there anything that surprised you?

I knew that Guadeloupe was a French colony like Haiti once was. In 2015, we no longer use the word colony but territory. The culture surprised me. The people are some of the warmest people I’ve ever met, the intersection between the French and creole culture was unexpected. Guadeloupe is beautiful, it is vast, there’s so much to do in terms of exploration and there are in fact two Guadeloupe (basse-terre et Grand-terre) connected by a bridge. I didn’t expect the infrastructure to be so advanced. The creole culture is so rich and the people so proud.

4. What did you learn about yourself while there?

I brushed up on my French since I spoke French the entire time I was there. I also learned their creole. Very few people in Guadeloupe speak English so you are expected to have some willingness to want to speak the language while you’re there.

5. Do you feel you conquered your destination? Do you ever need to go back?

I was there for three nights, I saw a lot for the little time I was there. I plan to return in 2016 for a week. Doing the trek to La souffrière (the volcano) mirrored my life journey which is physically taxing and painful, terrifyingly scary, adventurous and exciting.
Leave a Reply
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Globetrotting Grandpa

"Tis not too late to seek a newer world"

Cozynookbks

Living in my own book world

Reading In The Wings

Diary of a Backstage Bookworm

Sophia Ismaa

My blog is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. Except I do know that it comes in certain flavours: Books, Poetry, Social Justice and Life. Okay, fine! It's a personal blog.

Written In Ink Blog

What's past is prologue.

AvalinahsBooks

Book blog and book love

Books and Beyond Reviews

A collection of book reviews, guest posts, interviews and features to do with all things bookish!

Savidge Reads

The Chronicles of a Book Addict

PageTurnersNook

Literary Services

Cleopatra Loves Books

One reader's view

Linda's Book Bag

Loving books and reading

Noir Book Reviews

Reviews of books by and about people in the African diaspora

Kid Mentalist

A blog about lots of things.

Save Maine Schools

Helping You Navigate Next-Gen Ed Reform from the Great State of Maine

Catching up with Keesh

Another Black educator changing the world one country at a time.

Red Clay Scholar

Scholar. Southern Girl Unchained.

Million Ideas

Moving Health Forward

hotmessgoestooz.wordpress.com/

LIFE IN MOTION AS A SINGLE MILLENNIAL MOMMA

%d bloggers like this: