Isla La Tortuga Local Customs

  • an old map of La Turtuga
    an old map of La Turtuga
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  • a chicken for a lobster
    a chicken for a lobster
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    what's in a name

    by call_me_rhia Written Jul 25, 2004

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    an old map of La Turtuga

    La Tortuga... the logical thinking wants you to believe that on this island you can find plenty of turtles, at least during the mating season. How wrong! There's no such animals on this island. The name comes from the fact that the island is shaped like a turtle. The only animals you will see are fishes, blood-thirsty puri-puris and simba - one of the seasonal fishermen's dogs.

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    a fair trade... or not?

    by call_me_rhia Written Jul 24, 2004

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    a chicken for a lobster

    Trade a chicken for a lobster! Sounds ijmpossible but it is! The handful of fishermen on La Tortuga during the lobster season live on a strict diet of fish, and they're more than happy to trade a lobster for a chicken if they have the chance. So bring a couple of frozen chickens with you - and leave it up to them: they'll treat you to the most delicious lobster you'll have ever eaten.

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