Santa Lucía Local Customs

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    Bar from the Bow (Ship's bow that is)

    by SESM Written Sep 11, 2002

    While floating along in the blue-green water off Renduit Beach, you may hear a conch shell horn annoucing the arrival of a boat selling cool drinks. The small motor boat has a palm frond canopy and comes right up to you in the water to sell you a drink! Lots of fun and cheap!


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    Some creole phrases:Kommau ou...

    by SunnyIsle Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Some creole phrases:
    Kommau ou ye - How are you?

    Sa ca fete - What is happening?

    Merci boku - Thank you very much.

    Ki kote au ca aller - Where are you going?

    This creole is spoken throughout St Lucia. However the natives do converse in English too. If you are adventurous, practising a few phrases can be fun. The words are predominantly french, though.
    See some of the people I work with.
    Nu Parle patios avec ou

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  • Many St.Lucian's speak Kwéyòl...

    by Island_Babe Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Many St.Lucian's speak Kwéyòl which is a legacy from the French who once ruled the island.Is is very melodious to the ear, and is a languauge in itself with it's own grammar rules and synatxes.Everyone from docotors to the man in the street speaks it.

    Some examples :

    Bonjou,kouman ou ye? - Good morning,how are you?

    Ki kote yo ka vann wonm ki fet Sent Lisi? - Where can I buy some local rum?

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    People are very chilled out in...

    by lucybostock Written Aug 24, 2002

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    People are very chilled out in St Lucia - you have to adopt the 'manyana' attitude. Get chatting to the locals. Watch out for people in Soufriere who want you to tip them for showing them the way. Also, watch out for people trying to sell you palm leaf grasshoppers with 5 year guarantees!

    Be careful because all hire cars have H in the reg so people know you are tourists.

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