|Tropical landscape and a Colibri - MARTINIQUE|
Monday, April 07, 2014
Greetings from MARTINIQUE
Unlike the previous site (Cayman Islands) and most of the Caribbean Islands, Martinique is not a very touristic place with few hotels and structures according to Ron. He has a good friend that lives there so he goes there often. Well, to be honest I think I would probably choose Martinique for traveling rather than other more touristic destinations - give me a bottle of water, a small backpack and lots of wilderness to explore and my ideal vacations are planned! Thanks again Ron, you can't even imagine how much I like this card, another first entry on a new territory for my collection. This postcard took 12 days to arrive!
Martinique is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 square kilometres and a population of 386,486 inhabitants. Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department. One of the Windward Islands, it is directly north of Saint Lucia, northwest of Barbados, and south of Dominica. As part of France, Martinique is part of the European Union, and its currency is the euro. The official language is French, although many of its inhabitants also speak Antillean Creole (Créole Martiniquais).