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... the other end of our seat starts to panic, because she can see over the edge of the mountain road on her side of the bus. Donna, and I thought this was funny because she would have died on our bus ride in Costa Rica. Anyway, Richard tailgates, and bounces us along for another 45 minutes to our next stop. As we get there the rain has stopped, and we survived the drive. The guide announces we have time to shop, walk to the falls, and swim if you brought ...
... around the town a little bit. There was really not much to see or buy. Many street hawkers were selling the same kind of stuff, not appealing at all. There were many hawkers trying to get us onto their tour. Apparently there were many different "organizations". We went to a tour agency that's in a building (thinking it might be more trustworthy), but the experience was very hectic. They finally got a taxi for us – I preferred to just be the 2 of us, and ...
... pulled over and asked if I needed a ride to town.In the states, I would never accept a ride from somebody I didn't know. In the states, nobody but a loon is likely to offer. One thing I've learned about Caribbean culture is that it's common to stop and offer rides like that. It's just normal. I'm not saying don't use caution or don't listen to your instincts. I also wouldn't intentionally hitchhike ever. But, when some nice old lady offers, ...
... glad we decided not to hire a car!
A dip in the romantically named Emerald Pool and a splash under the waterfall finished off our tour in fine form.
We had particularly chosen this cruise ship itinerary because the islands were not the usual ones and we were well rewarded for our choice with Dominica.
Footnote: Morne Trios Pitons National Park is UNESCO World Heritage ...
... was too cool and wet for anacondas. I expressed my disappointment, as I would like to see one. On my own terms of course.
As we got higher up we saw more and more ferns before the forest gradually opened up to let us see the lush green mountainsides surrounding us and provide us with our first glimpse of the steam rising from the boiling lake and sulfur springs of Desolation Valley. The caldera ...