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Friday, April 8, 2011

"G" Is for Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is a Caribbean island with which I have a love/hate relationship.The Passenger to Paradise has spent two long vacations on this scenic destination and has a lot to write about both these trips. One of the most memorable events occurred when a thief entered our resort bedroom in the middle of the night and made off with all our valuables including our passports. Imagine being in a French-speaking country without your passports and with no money.

Another traumatic experience there occurred when my husband blew out his knee playing tennis. After that, he spent almost all of our two-week vacation hobbling around on crutches.

Although the scenery is lovely, like that of the others islands we've visited, I don't plan to make another trip to Guadeloupe. After all something even more traumatic might happen the next time around.

Have you had a vacation trip you'd rather forget?


Michael Di Gesu said...

What horrible things to happen....

Yes, my most memorable is when I was visiting Bucharest, Romania, an uprising occurred and I was in the middle of a revolution. Gunfire, tear gas, shattered windows. I was terrified and was lucky to escape with my life.

The sad part is the people had every right to uprise. And the countryside is so beautiful.

Monti said...

Wow, Michael, but now you truly have a lot to write about!!! Thanks for sharing.

Laura M. Campbell said...

I took a cruise to the Caribbean with a boyfriend after I graduated from Penn State. A black cloud followed him through out the trip. He dragged me down with him. We broke up soon after we returned from the trip. I will never go on a cruise again. Find me a beach, a book and good food and I'll be happy. Good luck with the challenge!

GigglesandGuns said...

I'm lucky. Even when things don't seem to be going right I can make them funny and then the memory changes.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Monti .. that sounds like one too many .. and Michael's is a little unsettling I think ..

I've had some poor times .. but nothing as bad as these - thankfully!

Cheers Hilary

Monti said...

Sorry, Laura about your cruise experience. I've never been on a cruise, and I never want to go on one! Thanks for commenting.

That's wonderful, Giggles, but it was hard to make funny out of either of our trips to Guadeloupe!

Marinela Reka said...

Loved your creative blog, Monty
Great stuff :)
Short Poems

Alison Miller said...

Wow. I completely understand why you do not want to go back!

New follower from A-Z. Nice to meet you!

Martha (MM) said...

Wow, how terrible! I wouldn't go back again if I were you either! I can't recall any vacations I'd rather forget. I do however know there are vacations I just don't remember from my younger partying days, LOL!
Visiting from the A-Z Challenge and following too :-)

Monti said...

Thanks, Hilary, Marinela, Alison, and Martha for your comments. I might like to go back but think I might be pressing my luck!