Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas in Martinique: News from Britney Holtgrewe

Britney is learning all about Christmas in Martinique as she teaches English in the collège in Martinique. She helping the students speak English by conversing about books, pictures and songs. For the lycéens, she's reviewing an important book that they will have to know to pass the baccalauréat test. She's thrilled her family is visiting her and that the weather, while still hot, is sometimes very agreeable when the wind blows in from the water. Here's what she has to say about Christmas in Martinique: "Ils chantent en créole et mangent beaucoup de la viande (je suis une vegeterienne et donc je ne profite pas!) et boivent du rhum et une boisson qui s'appelle Shrub, c'est le rhum et l'arome orange. Il n'y a pas le meme esprit du noel ici comme aux Etats-Unis. Pas beaucoup de decorations ni la musique de noel. Ici la grande fete est le carnaval!"

Joyeux Noël à tous!

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