ok in Antigua and realized I still hadnt posted all the pictures from Dominica….so here goes.
PIWI coconut and coffee ice cream. A truly Dominican ice cream company…..yum!
I dont have any photos, but I want to tell you that markets open all night on Friday in case you feel like buying ripe bananas at 1am. We bought pumpkin around 11:00pm for Amonia’s soup next day. Yum, yum , yum.
A fabric store in Roseau the capital had me oooooing and aaawwwing over the wax prints. I should make something…
On my last day in country we did a 7 hour round the island tour. Dominica is the nature isle of the Caribbean…..forest are not the exception. They are the norm. 365 rivers my friend! 365 !!!
Yeah me, another World Heritage site. One day I’ll tell you about my love for them. This is the 3rd of 4 in the english speaking Caribbean. I’ve been to the ones in St. Lucia, St; Kitts and now Dominica….
The first inhabitants of the land live in a communal setting and have opened their community to curious folks like me. See http://www.kalinagobaranaaute.com/ for history.
Carib woman and handsome child getting his hair braided.
Basket and craft in the Kalinago/Carib (european name)Territory.
Serena, the young woman who runs the tour office. We chatted for a good hour or so. I learned much about the Caribe culture, even the unwritten. Asked all the questions that plagued me since I was in high school history. I also shared with her how similar some aspects of Maroon culture in Jamaica was to the Carib.
Why do indigenous peoples remain so oppressed and poor?
It started out with a ‘shy’ ask, ” can i try that?”.
Then I was weaving….waeving, weaving! I should have used my tuition to learn a skill instead. i see huge basket earrings….do you?
Carib man making castor oil. My hair was so happy to see this!
So I didnt have the opportunity to see all the Protected Areas that I worked on in my ‘former internship’. Here I am at the Dominica site….yeah. Eat your heart out former supervisor….seeing is believing and it is by doing that we learn.
North of the island. More forests, a cold volcano and peace on top of mountains……
Good night Dominica and good bye. (Portsmouth)