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5 Interesting things about Dominica

1) RIVERS, WATERFALL, LAKES & More H2O
Dominica is home to many bodies of water. Almost every mile traveled one can encounter a body of water such as a Lake, River or Waterfall. Most water bodies are fresh water that are mostly pure while a few come from volcanic sources. Being a tropical island it rains a lot especially in the RAINforest. Hey the water table needs replenishing hmmm!

The Captivating Emerald Pool

The Captivating Emerald Pool

 

2) VALLEY OF DESOLATION
That’s an interesting name for an area. No one can live there anyways save for a few unwanted creatures like cockroaches, mayflies and ants. The flora is sparse and mostly covered with moss.!!! It’s truly a desolated location. But it is worth every step- being one of the most requested tour destination because it homes the world’s second largest Boiling Lake. You must have tons of stamina to get there. Seriously!!

Valley of Desolation

Valley of Desolation

 

3) KALINAGO- NATIVE CARIB INDIANS

The Kalinago people live in the Carib (Kalinago) Territory on Dominica’s east coast. An area reserved for persons who are descendants of the Caribs-Kalinago People.  It has been said that the Kalinago people originated from South America and are relatives of the Amerindians. They are mostly farmers (Cassava), fishers and Artisan artists (basket weavers) but as with most native cultures they are assimilating and are now moving into more traditional contemporary livelihoods. Read more about the Kalinago people here: www.avirtualdominica.com/caribs.cfm

Kalinago People of Dominica

Kalinago People of Dominica

 

4) THE CARIBBEAN MOST ORIGINAL CARNIVAL.

Dominica’s carnival has been duped as the most original within the Caribbean region. Compared to the other Island where there is mostly Big-Truck street music and costumes, Dominica has maintained in addition to the aforementioned it traditional Carnival elements such as the Sensay, Lapo-Kabwit Band and Black Devil. The later element found in Dominica were brought over from slave days. A visit during Carnival Season (late February – early March most years) is sure to be worth anyone’s time and money. Pure exhilarating Fun!!!

Sensay is made from shredded burlap sewn onto clothes.

Sensay is made from shredded burlap sewn onto clothes.

Black Devil band during Carnival

Black Devil band during Carnival

Sakis Band plays goat skin (Lapo-Kabwit) drums during Carnival

Sakis Band plays goat skin (Lapo-Kabwit) drums during Carnival

5) 100 CENTENARIANS

A tropical land with hundred of fruits, fertile volcanic soil, clean air and an abundance of water is sure to produce the healthiest people. Well Dominica has proved it’s worth by producing many Centenarians over the years. It has been quoted as having the “sixth highest life expectancy in the Americas“. (http://sundominica.com/articles/dominicas-life-expectancy-among-highest-in-english-898/).
Even if one does not live up to 100 years, there is always the possibility of living up to 80’s and 90’s. While the world is on a rush to better health, Dominica has all the requirements needed to living a healthy life

Looking to become a centenarian then come to Dominica, even BBC attest to that:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/caribbean/news/story/2007/04/070403_foocdominica.shtml

 

 

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I am Lana from the beautiful island of Dominica. The only country in the world to have 365 rivers and it's also named the Nature Island of the Caribbean. I enjoy connecting with people and nature alike. Books are my favorite companions when ...

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Continent: North America
Capital: Roseau
Population: 72,800
Area: 754 km2
Currency: Dollar
Languages: English

Time in Roseau
9:46 pm

Weather in Roseau
  25°c

Distance from you
3,070km