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ship docked at Roseau Cruise Ship terminal, a pleasantly ramshackle
capital where streets are lined with rickety wooden houses with
balconies. Right across from the pier, is the closest place for
snacks, local arts and crafts, and Wi-Fi. A couple of blocks away,
the Old Market ranks as one of the best in the Caribbean and the old
market square was once the the site of slave auctions and punishment.
Across the street the fruit and ...
... and the near-constant rainfall makes them slick as well. Hundreds of rivers all over the island cause lots of erosion problems when they aren't properly maintained. All of this leads to unusual behavior from the drivers. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road, not that it matters much. In the mountains, drivers generally drive in the middle of the road, only moving to the left when an oncoming car approaches. Potholes and other hazards (parked cars, dogs, ...
... rock that is climbable. As we hiked it to the area with the old canon, I learned some of the history of the island. Like most Caribbean islands, Dominica went back and forth between the French and the British many times. It was especially desirable as it has great farmland and abundant natural resources. While there is a strong French influence (Creole is spoken by the locals), it was in British hands when the battles were over. One ...
... WTO argued this was not a practice of free trade, and outlawed it: Dominica was the nation to suffer. As a result of all of this, the people are still deeply engulfed in poverty, inequality and injustice. Interestingly though, as a tourist, they will not share any of this with you. They will tell you Dominica is a paradise and everything is wonderful. But every two hundred feet, I personally was reminded of this discrepancy in terms of the ...
... not support two people passing without one turning sideways. But this was the reality and the charm of the town of Roseau, the main city of Dominica.
There were no wonders of the world as we had seen in Egypt and China; there was only a small unspoiled town on a beautiful island in the Caribbean. It past was storied with slave trading, sugar plantations, and now tourism. We enjoyed this port as picture of life in the Caribbean. All too soon our time was up and we ...
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