Carnival in Dominica

After leaving Bolo’s the next stop was a town called Calibishie for a few more drinks and to meet a friend or two of Rick and Alicia’s. As we drove into the town the streets were alive with people in colourful outfits and lots of loud music. The town of Calibishie was celebrating Carnival.

After walking with the marching parade for a we while we came to a friend of Rick and Alicia’s. Miss Helen, who was getting her Grill ready to get some Jerk Chicken on the go to sell to the passers-by.  A lovely lady with a warm heart and plenty of laughs to be had with.

The sun was beginning to set and it was time to head back to the Cabana to get ready for one last dinner at Pagua Bay Bar and Grill.

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Bolo’s… The BEST Fish Tacos in Dominica!

On our last full day in Dominica, we headed up the hill as usual in our ever faithful JR Pajero to Pagua Bay Bar and Grill for our Breakfast and Bloody Mary’s along with a Mojito  for the road. After enjoying our food and beverage while overlooking the beautiful Pagua Bay and chatting away with Alicia we decided we would drive towards the northern part of the island and later on in the afternoon meet both Rick and Alicia at a little place called Bolo’s in Anse De Mai for a few drinks, some laughs and of course Bolo’s famous fish Tacos. Each day after Breakfast Alicia would give us a chilli bin full of ice and some brews, not to mention a couple of waters also.

So around 3pm after stopping in at a few of the bays and beaches we met at Bolo’s and the fun began. The girls had wine and the boys, well they were on the Rum with beer chasers in-between! I did at least have a taste and I would have to say that it is a force not to be reckoned with!

Bolos is situated in a little fishing port so there was plenty going on for a sunny Saturday afternoon.

These boys were a little shy when it came to having their photo taken but they eventual came too. And then there were others who wanted their photo taken again and again and again!

This chap loved having his photo taken!

Taco Time!

Bolo's Famous Fish Tacos for a steal at just 5EC

After a couple of these each and a few more wines Dave and I were introduced to the game of Dominoes. It was girls vs boys with the girls being the winners of course, but fun was had by all.

The boys, Dave with Bolo in the middle and Rick.

Dave and I with Bolo

I even made friends with a local Donkey, he was pretty keen on trying some of my wine!

After Dominoes a few drinks, several Tacos and lots of laughing it was time to move to the next stop of the afternoon with Rick and Alicia.

Dominica… An Island Paradise…

Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic) is a small Island in the Windward Island chain in the Caribbean. A long time coming with this post… Before heading home to New Zealand for a month from Antigua, we decided to check out a little Island called Dominica for a couple of days. After a little bit of research we found the perfect place to stay for three nights, Pagua Bay House, Ocean Front Cabanas. On the way from the airport to the Cabanas we stopped at the restaurant Pagua Bay Bar and Grill, (which is also owned and run by our amazing hosts Rick and Alicia) by now it was pushing 9.30am and after being up since 4.00am for our early morning LIAT flight we decided that breakfast was definitely in order before dropping off our bags to then explore the island. The food was awesome, I started my day with the Breakfast Burrito and Dave began his with the Three Egg Omelet and no breakfast would be complete without a local Rhum Punch followed by one of their amazing Bloody Mary’s… Ok maybe 2 or 3. With full stomachs we were ready to go!

With bags unpacked we jumped into the Jr Pajero and hit the Carib Territory. The roads in Dominica take a few corners and ups and downs to get used to but we were soon navigating our way around the pot holes and the insanely deep gutters.

Once into the Carib Territory we past many a local who were happily smile and wave as we drove passed. Unlike many places one may find themselves as a tourist, here in Dominica the people really do seem genuinely happy to see you and seem of a kind nature. Thirsty? No problem, we found a friendly local selling fresh fruit and coconuts on the side of the road. No straws, just drink straight from the coconut itself that has had its top chopped off in a matter of seconds.

There were many a place on the side of the road serving refreshing cold beverages, nothing like a nice ice-cold Kubuli (the local beer that only tourists drink) while exploring the Island. On a Friday and on a Saturday throughout the island there is the smell of BBQ Jerk Chicken in the air and it is too good to resist.

Finger licken good chicken! With home-made salsa on top, washed down with a cold beer! The perfect afternoon snack, and just enough to hold us off before dinner at Rick and Alicia’s.

Local Houses in the Carib Territory

Some of the many brightly coloured buildings around Dominica.

Hand in hand walking to school.

A friendly little chap.

Who needs a play station when you can build your own raft and then slide it into the water on coconuts! Pure Bliss!

After our first day exploring the Carib Territory it was back to our Cabana for some R & R along with a nice glass of wine, before heading back up to Pagua Bay Bar and Grill for dinner. And let me tell you this, the food there is amazing, whether it’s Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, but not only is the food good, Rick and Alicia are fantastic hosts and are great company too!