Travel Pics Theme: D for Dominica

This week, our Travel pics series is D for Dominica. Dominica is one of the younger islands in the Caribbean – in fact, it is still quite active, in a volcanic sense. There are thousands of fumaroles – vents which allow volcanic gases to escape – across the island. There are also a number of these…

Travel Pics Theme: D for Dominica

This week, our Travel pics series is D for Dominica. We’ve mentioned that Dominica doesn’t get as many tourists as other Caribbean nations, partly because it has so few beaches, and is largely a volcanic island – quite steep and hilly. But what that means is that there ARE some lovely sights to  be seen in…

Travel Pics Theme: D for Dominica

This week, our Travel pics series is D for Dominica. Dominica is an island country in the Caribbean; Dominican Republic is ALSO an Island country, in the Caribbean. So what’s the difference? Well, lots, actually! The Dominican Republic covers about half of the island of Hispaniola – it shares the island with Haiti – and is…

Travel Pics Theme: D for Dominica

This week, our Travel pics series is D for Dominica. Dominica is an island country in the Caribbean; also known as Dominique in French, or Wai’tu kubuli in the local Island Carib dialect. It’s one of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles group of the West Indies (so – not all Caribbean islands are part of…

Travel Pics Theme: C for Cruise Ships

This week, our Travel pics series is C, for Cruise Ships. It’s one of the most cliched images of cruising – the Champagne Fountain, on board cruise ships in the middle of a voyage. But like many cliches, it’s observed more in the public imagination than in reality any more. Oh, there’s champagne aplenty handed out on board…