Category Archives: Louisiana and Dominica

Day 1: What I miss most

Day 1 of blogger challenge…What do I miss most about home? That’s easy. Roots. I miss my roots-family, life long friends, and New Orleans culture. Nobody here knows my parents, where I went to high school, or what a po-boy … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Live

Carnival season is in full swing here in Dominica as well as in New Orleans. Only a few more days left to celebrate-today and tomorrow. Last night I discovered a way to stream New Orleans Mardi Gras parades live here in … Continue reading

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Rituals Picard gets Decaf

(Update Jan. 2012-Rituals Coffee House is now closed. A small portion of their menu is available at Pic N Go on campus, including decaf coffee). I’m sure all you study fiends out there need grande Cappuccinos from Rituals to help you … Continue reading

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Carnival 2011 in Dominica

Where I come from we call it Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), but here in Dominica they call it Carnival or “Mas Domnik“. It’s the same thing expressed within different cultures with French roots. It involves music, big crowds, dancing in the streets, late night celebrating, and … Continue reading

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Dominica Dictionary

I’ve been thinking about how I am continually picking up new lingo in Dominica. When I first got here, I was a bit baffled by some of my interactions with the locals, not only because of their accent and fast speech … Continue reading

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