The Land of My Mother, The Land of My Mother’s Mother, The Land of My Mother’s Mother’s Mother ……….
HOME IS WHERE YOUR FAMILY IS
The last time I could remember going to Dominica was for my grandfather’s funeral back in 1996. I recently made a trip to Dominica with my family to visit my grandmother. This was the first time I went to Dominica as an adult.
Maneuvering your way out of the airport doesn’t take more than 5 minutes, from gathering my bag, “security,” passport control, and then exiting. I never knew how green Dominica was, you are surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills.
The soul purpose for my trip was to visit my 93 year old grandmother Agnes Alexander.
My grandmother was so excited to see us. We sang old church songs other, did some math problems, and threw the ball around. I am so happy that I got the opportunity to see her after all these years.
Things To Do In Dominica
Ti Kwen Glo Cho – Spa in Wotten Waven
Ti kwen glo cho is Creole for ‘little corner of water, which I discovered when I visited. The name is well fitting for this charming spa surrounded by tropical gardens at the top of the village.
Hot sulfurous water bubbles up from below and is cooled down with fresh water from a waterfall before gushing into two communal stone pools from bamboo pipes.
If you prefer privacy, fill up one of the three personal freestanding bath tubs. The reception doubles as a bar and also sells home-cooked food.
- PRICE – ADULT $10 CHILDREN $5
- HOURS – 9AM- 11PM
- CONTACT – 767-295-4432
- LOCATION – WOOTEN WAVEN, DOMINICA
Emerald Pool Nature Trail
Fed by a clear mountain water rushing from a 40 foot waterfall, Emerald pool’s waters appear emerald green in the leafy, filtered sunlight.
Emerald Pool is located in Morne Trois Piton National Park. It is surrounded by verdant forest and offers swimmers and waders a cooling respite on humid days. It is the most accessible waterfall in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Buses pass the Emerald Pool on their way to the villages of Castle Bruce and Carib Territory, and can be caught be the west outbound bridge in Roseau. Bus fare:EC$6.50 adults and children EC$3.25.
If traveling by car, once at the Pont Casseroundabout take the road to Castle Bruce and Carib Territory. Lookout for the road sign on the left-hand side of the road at the junction.
These beautiful famous twin waterfalls are a 20-minute drive from the town of Roseau. It’s a short 10 to 15 minute walk along a well-maintained path to the visitor reception area, where you can photograph both falls from a viewing platform.
As you walk the path, be sure to stop at the warm spring that flows across the trail. The more daring can continue on to swim in the refreshing waters of the smaller waterfall or find the hot springs of the tallest fall.
Indian River- Dominica
The Indian River got its name because Kalinago (Carib Indian) lived along its banks and used it as an access route to the Caribbean Sea. The river was important to their livelihood as they used it to transport goods for trade with sailors and along the island chain.
The Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed here. While going up the river you can visit the renowned ‘Bush Bar’ and try thier signature rum drink, smoked fish, and a variety of other drinks, juices and tasty local cuisine.
It’s a 1½-hour return boat ride along this shady mangrove. While on the river you have a chance of spotting egrets, crabs, iguanas, hummingbirds and more.
Take a tour and see what the island has to offer. There are a lot of tour opinions. I took a tour with a family friend and we got to see so many beautiful places on the island.
My time in Dominica was spent snapping photos outside of everything around me, spending time with family, and eating my heart out of my family’s cooking. I spent most of my days exploring the island and the beauty that nature had to offer.
I could never imagine being from somewhere else. I absolutely love Dominica. It is such a beautiful place. I would recommend visiting ASAP. I had such a great time visiting friend and family. Dominica is home for both of my parents. I promised myself that I will introduce my children to their heritage. Culture is pride and pride is success.
I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post. I had so much fun writing it. I love traveling and I think it is something I will be doing for a very long time.