January 17, 2018
One of the best features of Grenada is that people love to chat and joke, even if the chatter is self-deprecating. Quite different from my experience in Asia where amusing insult, irony and sarcasm are unknown. Here I can have a good laugh with everyone I meet.
(The local brew and funny cigarettes surely contribute to the easy chatter.)
Another feature of conversation, especially among Grenadians themselves, is that in a group of two or three or four or more, everyone speaks at the same time.
Yet everyone seems to understand everyone else. Except for me. I know they are speaking English, but with a local accent and the local patois, most of what I hear is indecipherable.
Check out the video of my stop at an outdoor bar.
Like I said, it’s hilarious, and all in good fun.
On a serious note, I stop to chat with an elderly woman who I decide to call “The Church Lady.” She is eager to discuss her religious beliefs, so I prompt her with a few pointed questions. She delivers articulate and thorough answers, yet I hardly understand a word. Watch the video.
Finally, I highly recommend the Bougainvillea Apartments. My apartment includes a large bedroom, a living-dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. The supermarket is just a short walk down the hill.
Best of all, bougainvillea shrubs adorn the grounds. A large variety of other flowering plants and trees add to the tropical atmosphere.
Grenada turns out to be quite a colorful little island.