Dominica

Dominica (Sunday in Latin) was discovered by Columbus on Sunday so hence the name. Very appropriate and original!! Unlike many of its neighbors Dominica is mountainous and has loads of fresh water. Some parts are arable and that translates to fruits and vegetables enough to export as well as for the local consumption. Since the island did not lend itself to sugar plantations, it never quite fit the mold. As a result to this day there are Carib Native Americans on the island because they never left. For reasons that can only be speculated, the Spanish did not completely crush and enslave the Carib Indians of eastern Dominica like they did in the other islands of the Caribbean.

The locals have not changed much over the years living much the same way as they have done over the centuries, leaving the island with little development and trying to gather the easy dollars that come by through turism. 

 dominica (31) dominica (30) dominica (29) dominica (28) dominica (27) dominica (26) dominica (25) dominica (24) dominica (23) dominica (22) dominica (21) dominica (20) dominica (19) dominica (18) dominica (17) dominica (16) dominica (14) dominica (13) dominica (12) dominica (11) dominica (9) dominica (8) dominica (7) dominica (6) dominica (5) dominica (4) dominica (3) dominica (2) dominica (1) domenica (19)

 

Advertisements

About Paco

I am living my dream of sailing around the world, and to visit and meet as many places and people time will allow me.
This entry was posted in Biography. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s