Martinique

DSC_0170rodney bay (8)DSC_0227DSC_0223Martinique is an island situated south of Dominica and north of St Lucia (14 deg 40’ N and 061 deg 01’ W) that was inhabited by the Sarawak’s over 2000 years ago and 1000 years later were exterminated by the war loving Caribs.

When Colombo arrived in 1502, he was not interested in the island where people wore bananas for ear rings so he left it for the French while he pursued other treasures and richer clients.

The French established their first colony in 1635 and developed the fertile land of the island with slaves from Africa.

The variety of food served in Martinique reflects the influence of African, European, Asian and Indian, taking advantage of the variety of spices and fresh produce all year around Martinique has developed a cuisine unique to this region.

The French and the British took turns in the ownership of the island 14 times over a period of 150 years but the culture has remained mostly French

A necropolis in a prime spot overlooking the Caribean

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St Pierre  in 1902 was called "little Paris" with a population of 30000 lays at the foot of Mt Pelee by the foreshore . On the 8th May after a few eruptions in April killing a few hundred  person and being ignored by all Mt Pelee erupted killing all but one person that was locked up in a cell with poor ventilation in less than 3 minutes.

St Pierre in 1902 was called “little Paris” with a population of 30000 lays at the foot of Mt Pelee by the foreshore . On the 8th May after a few eruptions in April killing a few hundred persons and being ignored by all, Mt Pelee erupted killing all but one person that was locked up in a cell with poor ventilation in less than 3 minutes.

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