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scenes from Dominica hike fest 2010

Hike Fest in May, a series of events for hikers and outdoors fanatics from around the world can come discover why Dominica is referred to as the “Nature Island” of the Caribbean

Hikefest is also part of Dominica’s Tourism Awareness Month, organized by Discover Dominica Authority, Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association and the Ministry of Tourism.

This year’s festival highlights the upcoming Waitukubuli National Trail, which upon completion will be the first walking trail to traverse the entire Caribbean island.

What a better way to start Hikefest 2010 than with a moderate hike through the Carib Territory – Salybia to Pagua Bay. A distance of 15km.

This gentle hike offers an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation of Carib culture and history by taking ancient trail. Some of the attractions along the way include, Carib Territory, Kalinago Barana Aute (Carib Model Village) and Horseback Ridge.

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There are also numerous breathtaking views, and intriguing Kalinago Myths throughout this varied terrain. Our Kalinago guide Prosper Paris was very knowledgeable, which added a bit of authenticity and humor.

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The hike lasted about four hours, afterwards we spent the rest of the afternoon at the Royal Hatton in the elegant and historic Silks Luxury Hotel, where they served up delicious lunches and cold Kubuli beers. I couldn’t have asked for a better day.

Beautiful hike, wonderful people, nice sunny (a bit humid at times) day. Just couldn’t be better.

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On the day the NBA playoff begins, I decided to go checkout the Evergreen Hotel, I’m not sure whats going on with me. Maybe I am starting to like these little spontaneous outings. A month ago we visited the Anchorage Hotel, which ironically is just a building apart from the Evergreen Hotel. Must say the Evergreen is the best outing yet, I don’t know what about the hotel that always keeps me coming again and again. Maybe it’s because of its laid back bed-a-breakfast atmosphere.

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For those who have been fortunate enough to have stayed at the Evergreen Hotel, knows that the Evergreen is a small classic, elegance, and charm hotel, which overlooks the Caribbean Sea and is one mile south from Roseau the capital of Dominica.

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If you’re looking for a hotel with a giant lobby or duty-free stores well the Evergreen is not for you. Don’t the get me wrong the hotel has all the basic amenities every traveler will need (e.g. Internet, very well stock bar, swimming pool and excellent snack menu 🙂 ). You know there is this saying that picture is like a thousand words. Enjoy the pictures.

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What’s the use of going out if you can’t a little wet 😀 …don’t you agree?

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