Travel Blogs from Roseau
is a sun drenched jewel between Martinique and Guadeloupe. Through
the years, it has risen to the top of tourism’s A-list of island
paradise. This nature island boasts 290
square miles of untamed rain forest that
wraps around slumbering volcanoes, bubbling hot springs, and
plentiful sea life. It is like Jurassic Park without the raptors!
you are looking for a connection to nature, you will find it here.
... the shoreline - which was not sandy, it was rocky, so you had to be careful not to slip. As most of us, including Zahir, got into the water, Joanna and Beth decided not to join us. Apparently Joanna couldn't swim - kind of crazy to go on a snorkeling activity if you ask me, but I guess she wanted her husband Sandeep to have fun. Beth could swim, but felt uncomfortable around the wave action. The rest of us swam out and started checking out all the wonderful sights below the ...
... amp; Hollywood), my favourite Dominica story was a 1981 takeover attempt by mercenaries with a distinct Canadian twist. Wolfgang Droege of Toronto (notorious Heritage Front loon) and others attempted to overthrow the government of the day. The self-titled mercenaries were not particularly competent and 'Operation Red Dog', which was a misguided attempt to turn Dominica into a criminal paradise, failed miserably. After this Canadian led fiasco, hopefully by ...
... of the lake before it settled back in. Since I wasn't going on an extended hike, there wasn't a whole lot to see/do, so we moved on.
As we drove back to town, the guide pointed out all sorts of plants to me. There's the “David plant” named so because it didn't exist on the island until hurricane David hit. There were all sorts of shorter versions of normal plants that grow stunted in the one area (larger than bonsais, ...
Many people confuse Dominica with the Dominican Republic, which is easy enough to do considering their similar names. When saying the name of the country the stress is on the second i, like this: Dom-a-NEE-ka. About 72,000 people live on the island, which is heavily covered by a rain forest. We docked in the capital city, Roseau.
Marc and I were up before 7 am so we could watch the pilot boat guide the MV Explorer into the port. Within an hour or two the ship ...