Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My first week in Dominica

Eastern Caribbean
Peace Corps office
in Roseau. That table
is where we have spent
hours already in training
sesssions. It's a comfortable
little place.

This is downtown Roseau on one of our first tours of the city.

View from my host family house in my village and one of my first meals of fried plantain, rice and dasheen.

My laundry hanging out to dry. My family does have a washing machine but it only washes for 15 minutes, then the work starts. Afterwards I take it outside and rinse it a couple times in a bucket, then it sits in fabric softener for a minute then I finally hang it out to dry-mine stayed out over night. That night it rained.

My first friend in the community. She is in preschool and every day at noon when she gets out I hear her yelling, "Julie, Julie, Julie!". It's nice to have the company when everyone else is at school or work.

One more picture of Roseau just because it's so beautiful. This is along the water where the cruise ships come in. It is the most touristy area of the city. I took the early bus to "town" (thats what they refer to the city as). I was able to have some down time and bought a coffee at Rituals, very similar to a Starbucks.


  1. Jules
    Kayla (your new little friend) is adorable!
    Bring her home with you to meet us.
    What beautiful scenery. The view outside your window is breath-taking. I continue to be in awe of you and your commitment to helping the people of Petit Soufriere, Dominica. I don't have to tell you that God will bless you 10fold for everything you have given up to help them. May God continue to Bless you everyday and keep you safe. I look forward to following your adventure in Dominica. We'll talk soon Sweetie. God Bless.... DAD

  2. Hey Jule,
    Amazing pictures...Kayla is adorable, i want to be her friend, haha. And thanks for the food pictures, you know I appreciate them :)

    Love you and talk to you soon!

  3. Kayla is so cute! I'm so impressed with your new job and new community. You are going to be so full of stories when you come back, can't wait to hear and see the photos! Keep in contact when ever you can! God Bless you and all those that watch out for you..