Last month, I spent a most pleasant week as a tourist in Dominica.
I’m a senior citizen residing in Texas and over my lifetime I’ve had the good fortune to visit many countries on every continent except Antarctica. I can unequivocally state that Dominica has moved to the top of my list of favorite places.
My first knowledge of Dominica came from my granddaughter after she traveled to the island as part of a high school community service project. I first saw the island with my own eyes during a Caribbean cruise and it was love at first sight. I was instantly attracted to the lush green vistas, the amazing views, and the friendliness of the people. I spent the whole day in downtown Roseau, mostly at the market. . . . chatting with vendors, checking out the museum, shops, and food stands.
I was really impressed with several of the herbal products that I saw and I brought home a nice supply of medicinal herbs, herbal teas, and soaps. I found them all to be of superior quality and I made up mind then and there that I would visit the island again.
Upon returning, I chose a small hotel that was ideally situated within walking distance of Roseau. I had the good fortune of meeting a native Dominican who was kind enough to drive me across the entire island—-North, South, East and West—-during the week of my stay.
I was able to experience several of the villages and tourist sites and I especially enjoyed the great variety of fresh fruits: wild cherries, mango, sour sop, bananas, etc.
I’m already planning my next trip to Dominica; this time I’m hoping to make arrangements for an extended stay, perhaps to explore the possibility of investing in some island real estate.
Thank you for all your postings. Its wonderful to be able to keep up with life on the island even though I’m back at home.
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