This video was taken on June 29th 2013 when I visited the village of Castle Bruce with Pepper from Pepper Tours. The house in this video was recently sold for about 50,000 $US and sits on a small parcel of land, about 100 feet by 100 feet. The house is in the process of being renovated and has a beautiful view of the Atlantic ocean. What was really astonishing was the variety of fruits growing on the small parcel of land. The young man in the video, Kurt (24 years old), grew up and lives across from this house in the village of Castle Bruce. He shows describes all the fruits and plants on the land, which include several mango trees, pineapple, bread fruit, goose berries, a large and small cinnamon tree, several small lime trees, golden apples, cherries, sugar cane, guava cherries, papaya, star fruit, noni fruit, avocado, etc. Can you imagine having so much in a small garden? Dominica is truly an astonishingly beautiful place. I was blown away! Dominica has the freshest, healthiest, largest variety of fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs I have ever seen growing in such abundance. The land is very fertile and nobody ever uses chemicals of any kind on the land or produce. Truly bio!

Dominca has few beaches and even fewer with white sand. Most are dark volcanic sand or rock beaches. This keeps away the hordes of tourists. There are no major hotel chains and all the hotels are small and run by people who love and respect the country and the beauty of the nature that surrounds them.

Dominica is an eco tourist destination with miles of hiking trails through lush, thick, beautiful jungles. No dangerous animals or critters of any sort. Many humming birds, parrots, iguanas and cute lizards of all kinds. Just a stunning place to be!

The people are very friendly, and life goes at about a third of the pace in the western world. Everyone is smiling, singing, dancing, chatting and enjoying life. There are many centenarians because of the clean and pure environment. No slums and no abject poverty. With fruits all over the place… mangoes and oranges hanging in abundance on the trees on the roadsides, nobody ever goes hungry in this beautiful country.

A big thank you to Kurt and Pepper.

If you are going to visit Dominica, you need to hire Pepper. He grew up on the island and knew every place to go and see. He shows me places that most tourists never get to see. He was fantastic! www.pepperscottage.com

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