Carol & John Llewellyn
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Caribbean Cruise January 9, 2013
When Columbus arrived in 1493, he christened the island "Our Lady of Guadeloupe of Extramedura." Disappointment followed as there was no gold, silver, or other valued items.When we arrived at Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe we reached a similar conclusion: an island with modern day poverty.
Guadalupe street Guadalupe street vendors at pier
Carol & Shirley spices trinkets
tatoo mural steel drum player food being sold on street
market stall fountain near market bananas being sold on street
We found many street vendors looking like there were ready to pick up their goods and flee if the authorities came in sight. Carol dubbed them the "Bra Ladies" as many seemed to be primarily selling women's undergarments.
same dress in many sizes street vendor selling clothing clothing
Carol & Shirley church steeple inside church
church Shirley & Carol in front of church band stand
street Carol & Shirley ready to reboard ship Crystal Serenity from shore