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... no mega resorts, swanky chain hotels and mass tourism.
It is unspoiled and lovely. That is why the producers
selected Dominica as a backdrop for two sequels of Pirates of the
Caribbean movie series.
country has survived with a predominantly agricultural-based economy
that includes bananas. Since it cannot compete with other Caribbean
countries when it comes to beaches, it concentrated on its tropical
interior. Lately, Dominica ...
Jen and I woke up to a beautiful sunrise today, with only a few clouds on the horizon and the ever-present strong winds blowing in from the ocean. Today's activity was centered around a journey to the southern end of Dominica, where we'd go snorkeling at Champagne Reef, hike out to Scott's Head, and try out some sulfur hot springs near the town of Soufriere. As usual, we ordered our continental breakfast and geared up for the day. I'd purchased a snorkel and mask before our ...
... re unfamiliar with the paths, so I didn't take them.
I grabbed the bus back to the hotel (it's super-cheap and easy) and napped a bit. I called my tour company to confirm the afternoon tour, but was told it was cancelled. This is the only time viator has ever failed me. I booked and had confirmation that I was going, but because there was only 1 person, the tour was cancelled. I was disappointed, but more so because I wasn't notified until ...
... you rethink everything you had accepted as normal about tourism and vacation. (Also, if you like movies instead, Life & Debt is a fantastic alternative with essentially the same message). Essentially though, each chronicles the histories and now present realities of small Caribbean islands. Kincaid’s book covers Antigua and the film Jamaica. Although we did not travel to either of these islands, the
story was the same.
... we took their advise and like a stunt plane that streaks straight up skyward to the pentacle of it altitude then rolls onto its side and starts its downward flight, we turned and started back down the hill towards the town and more of the soft breeze blowing in from the sea. As we started down, we could see the street heading straight towards the port and there in the distance we could see the Emerald Princess, a towering figure in the port that was taller than the ...