The Champs, Hotel, Restaurant & Bar

Blanca Heights, Portsmouth, Dominica | 3 star hotel
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Busy Days

A travel blog entry by sarah.haras


... people? It's a mecca for sea turtle birthing of every variety. And hides within its jungle the world's second largest boiling lake, accessible through what is considered the most challenging hike in the Caribbean.

Shortly after my arrival, Tonya and I sat down and filled the calendar with things we wanted to do. Such is our nature.

After that, there was a tropical storm. Such is the nature of the earth. What was already a jam packed calendar ...

You must be willing to kill your baby

A travel blog entry by sarah.haras


... but just to hold your desires lightly. To be fluid, content. I've been applying it liberally to vacation.

As a former tour guide, I've seen too many people not enjoying their vacation (This glass domed train is too hot, your train's elevator got stuck, the caribou sausage is too dry, that fishing village smelled like fish...). They want things, and they're not getting them.

I want things too. In fact, I want all the things. Especially the ...


A travel blog entry by sarah.haras


... made a pouch with the front of my rain poncho to carry my loot.

Four mangos and two coconuts later my green emergency poncho was full and I was dusted all over with black sand. I began my walk back. The beach is usually fairly empty, and even more so as everyone waited to see what Chantal would do.

But not entirely. A young blonde boy, maybe about 12, was running up and down ...

Tropical storm Chantal

A travel blog entry by sarah.haras


... at least not yet. Snorkeling in the rain is not uncomfortable. It's fairly easy not to notice the pattering on my back while observing the silent world gently rocking below. But as the fresh rain mixes with the salty water, the surface of the water becomes slightly cloudy. Then there's thunder. Rain is frequent but thunder is not. Tonya says she's heard it only about four times in the last year living on the island. So we proceed to walk back to the house along the beach. In a ...


A travel blog entry by philmillard


... and bought a new camera, I went to 4 different phone shops but none had an unlocked phone that I could use my sim card in, I went back onboard and tried the memory card from my old camera and all the pics were ok so I will put some on, the blog along with loads from now on. In the afternoon I took a walk up the river valley to the top of the hill where I could see Mont Pele. Another heart stopping climb, through a wealthy area of the city with large houses, but it all looks ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Blanca Heights, Portsmouth, is near Morne Anglais and The JTAS Experience.
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