Cachot is the French word for "dungeon" On that fateful morning in May 1902 in the North of Martinique, Mt. Pelee, meaning "bald mountain", erupted into thick dark clouds raining hot ashes and spewing deadly fumes onto the bustling town of Saint Pierre, at the time the largest town in Martinique and popularly known as … Continue reading Saved by the “Cachot”
I visited Dominica over three days and whilst I saw and did a lot I believe I barely scratched the surface of what it has to offer a nature seeker
Straight from the horse's mouth. I have always heard of the "Carib Village" in Dominica 🇩🇲 therefore, naturally a visit there would have been one of the first things on my agenda on landing on this island in the Eastern Caribbean. Through winding uphill roads, the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and plantations and … Continue reading Yes – There are still Indigenous People in Dominica
Sssssh – to Boudoir or not to Boudoir! A boudoir is a woman's private sitting room or salon in a furnished accommodation usually between the dining room and the bedroom, but can also refer to a woman's private bedroom. The term derives from the French verb "bouder" to sulk, or "boudeur" sulk or sulking, and … Continue reading To Boudoir Or Not To Boudoir
An obituary by Caroline Davies for London’s Guardian. Our thanks to Theo Williams for bringing the sad news to our attention. Bonnie Greer and Diane Abbott among those leading tributes to Trinidad-born campaigner who became prominent civil rights figure in the UK. Darcus Howe, the broadcaster, writer and civil rights campaigner, has died aged 74. … Continue reading Trini-born Darcus Howe, writer, broadcaster and activist, dies aged 74 — Repeating Islands
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I did a very quick informal FB survey amongst my friends to find out what they thought of the recent laptop and other types of electronics "in cabin" ban, on flights originating from Middle Eastern countries and at least two North African countries. I asked what they would do if they were to be … Continue reading How Would I Manage Without My IPad Et Al?
Incas were the empire that ruled most of Peru, parts of Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador. It was an extensive empire that ruled these regions for more than 100 years. The Incas are responsible for the many archeological sites scattered around Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. One of the most recognizable sites and recognized as one … Continue reading I Found “Zen” At Machu Picchu