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Travel Blogs from Roseau
... by human voices. The sounds of the birds in that area are haunting. I stop to try to record it. I stop again.
At the highest point, the view is glorious. I mean, words cannot describe. Daniel finally stops for a snack. He offers me the largest mango in his pack. He has paused several times watching for me to catch up, though his eyes speak more calculation, than concern. He's already told us the story of a girl whose pack he had to carry, whose legs cramped up, who took ...
... times but the sting really wasn't that bad. Champagne Reef got it's name from air bubbles that are constantly escaping from the earth and bubbling to the surface - just like snorkeling in champagne. The reef and fishes were really quite good at this site.
From there we drove to to a lookout of Roseau and drove thru the botanical gardens. Next we drove to ...
... buy a parrot. In reality Dominica was home to many pirates and their legendary treasure.
Outside of being DHs favourite film location, this little bit of paradise has always been something of an afterthought; Christopher Columbus didn't even put much effort into the naming of the island- apparently he first saw it on a Sunday (dominica is Sunday in Latin) and kept on sailing. Today it's largely ignored by the sun worshipers who flood other parts of ...
... named for the French word for “sulfur” because there are lots of sulfur springs. Apparently, that one was turned into a spa.
I was headed to a “real” one though. The government has a bunch of parks and natural sites that you can buy passes for and then go to, one of which is a sulfur “spa.” I bought my pass and went in. It was basically a rock-lined pool filled with sulfur-orange water that was coming in ...
... island helped all of us build the courage that we can actually travel by ourselves! However, as I have learned today in Brazil, this is not as easy in a country where you do not speak the language. Regardless, Dominica was truly incredible, and I have faith this will be a country to which I will return again.
I will do my best to get my Brazil post up before we leave here on Friday. Until then, "tchau" (goodbye in Portuguese)!
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