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GUADELOUPE TRAVEL GUIDE
LANGUAGESFrench (official) and Guadeloupean Creole.
WHAT TO EATTropical fruit, stuffed crabs, féroce d’avocat (avocado mixed with salted cod and cassava), bokits (Guadeloupe’s go-to sandwich), ouassou (spring water shrimp), bébélé (an offal and plantain soup), matete (crab curry) and blaff (fish stew).
WHAT TO BRING BACKSpices from the Saint Antoine market in Pointe-à-Pitre, printed madras fabrics (used for traditional folk costumes) and local rum (there are 9 distilleries in total, including Longueteau, Damoiseau and Bielle).
FUN FACTGuadeloupe’s sights stun, but its sounds send you swaying to fiery rhythms. Part of the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2014, the island’s Gwo-Ka music revolves around several drummers surrounded by a circle of onlookers and singers chanting in local Creole. Don’t miss a lewoz, traditional Gwo-Ka performance, when in Guadeloupe!
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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