Travel Blogs from Roseau
... tortoise is my totem animal. I identify with those slow, small, dogged steps. An intent, ungraceful beast.
I told Tonya I wanted to do Boiling Lake. I wanted to meet the mother of all hot water; but I was going to be slow. I would lag. I dawdle and take photos. I would be last in line.
It's frequently ranked one of the toughest hikes in the Caribbean. Stories circulate about it taking 12 hours, about leg cramping, about helicopter evacuations. The rain turns the ...
... dense and tear-able. Delicious.
The weaving is beautiful, intricate, and durable. Formerly the exclusive domain of the men of the tribe, it's now mostly done by the women.
Bring small bills. No one anywhere has change. It's really quite amazing.
Sitting in hot water is one of my top five favorite things to do on earth. The more primitive, the better. So soaking off my feet in a thermal spring at the foot of giant double waterfalls was ...
I left mom and dad to their own tour and I headed out on a more adventurous Nature Isle Explorers tour. We drove past fishing villages towards the south to Champagne Reef. I put on all my gear and headed towards the reef. There were a couple of large groups ahead of me and I heard a couple women screaming. There were definitely jellyfish stinging the folks. I got stung ...
... my grandma who uses a walker could probably do it in less time than that. It took me about 10 minutes of slow pedaling to get to the farthest end of the river. On the way back, I mostly didn't pedal and just let the boat flow, which took longer, but still got me back well within 40 minutes.The ride itself was very calming. Mostly, I heard tons of birds, although in a few choice spots I could hear the cars on the road nearby or the ...
... direct me out of town across some bridge. Next, there was a hill climb, and then there was the confused man who didn't think the show was tonight. Also, I met my first rude Dominican- there always has to be an exception to the rule. The lady at the gas station was closed and wouldn't even give me directions. Finally, I got directions the rest of the way and headed towards it. I also got my first on-island marriage proposal from some loon ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet