In between our jungle adventures in the Nature Island of Caribbean we explored Roseau, the quaint but vibrant capital of Dominica situated along its coast.
We had a pleasant time walking around its narrow streets lined with colorful rickety wooden houses, buildings and shops. The vibe was very Caribbean with a hint of architectural touch of its former colonizers (French and British).
Join us on our walk and prepare to be delighted by the burst of colors in this charming port city.
We started our walk in the Old Market located in a cobbledstone plaza that has been the heart of Roseau for 300 years. It has been a site of political forums, executions, slave market, etc. Today, it’s a marketplace for local crafts and souvenirs.
We checked out the Public Market located on the waterfront where locals go for fresh produce and catch of the day.
We then walked around the city aimlessly and enjoyed the colorful sights we saw at every turn as well as the friendliness of locals who would stop us to ask, “Is everything alright?” We guess that’s how they say “hello.”
Reggae music blasted in almost every street we walked by. Music seemed very much part of locals’ lives. They sing while they walk, they sing while they work.
One of the kids playing on the street.
This is Chantal, the schoolgirl who accompanied us on part of our walk and helped us find the botanical garden.
Inside the Botanical Garden is the trail called “Jack’s Walk,” a mile uphill hike to the top of Morne Bruce, the highest point in Roseau.
The view of the port side of the city from Mourne Bruce.
The view of the homes on the valley from Mourne Bruce.
The city quiets down in the evening but still vibrates with vivid colors.
We hope you enjoyed the colorful walk around Roseau with us.
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