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post #3 of Old 02-23-2009
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Dominica = English Speaking

Guadeloupe = In general no but there are some people who don't speak english or refuse to speak english. I even said good morning in french to a local and they refused to acknowledge = very french

As in any foreign country, speaking the local language or at least trying common phrases is polite & appreciated

We got along just fine even had great laughs trying to talk with some locals who did not speak english - we both tried hard. Any place you want to spend money ie restaurant, marina, bar, etc - will figure it out.

I printed off a bunch of French dictionary words & phrases from the web......used it a few times - it was fun

BUT definitely check the news = the french islands are in turmoil right now
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