8/02/2012

Only in Dominica III

Well, it's finally here. Our last weekend in Dominica. It's time to pack our bags and say goodbye to everyone we have come to know and love on the island.

Chris has his last final exam on the island today. From here on out, he will be doing 2 years of hospital rotations. And for me, it marks the end of full-time housewifery.

Before we leave though, I wanted to share with you one more round of Only In Dominica..

do the gnomes have a sun tan...


does 2-Pac's cousin {1-Pac} own a banana hut...


or will you find President Obama gracing the hot sauce.


Only in Dominica does merely being competent get you a job...


will you find iguanas crossing campus...


or centipedes in your rum punch...


Only in Dominica can you get your bike washed at the car wash...


do you find inspirational messages on the backs of cars...


or can you listen to a didgeridoo band.


But Dominica definitely has the best slang ever...


and the best signs ever!


Through it all, I love this island in the sun. And I'll miss these "only in Dominica" moments soon. Living in a developing country hasn't always been the easiest or most convenient, but in the end it's taught me to laugh when things are ridiculous & to enjoy my surroundings, unique quirks and all.

p.s.  Clare did an Only in Dominica.. post today too!

18 comments :

Alana said...

These are hilarious! What an adventure y'all have had!

Clare | C Squared W said...

Bahahahah. So, so awesome. These only in Dominica posts always get me. You didn't want to include the Paolo picture of me sleeping in the bed with Kristen? Maybe that will go up on my blog today! Hahahaha.

Kate said...

That gnome picture made me think "hey girl heyyyyyy!" The rest of these pictures just make me want to travel. And get my bike washed - hahaha.

If only it were possible to post job listings like that here. I feel like that sometimes!

Meli (Blush + Jelly) said...

Hilarious! I used to visit Dom Rep often and used to love seeing all the quirky signs and the unusual sights. :)

Empirically Erin said...

This is awesome!! Hilarious. I love the little gnomes. That's like in DR a lot of times the Santa is darker. Good luck this weekend and safe travels!!

Sweet Green Tangerine said...

Hahaha! Love the gnomes. :)
Have a great weekend!

Ruthie Hart said...

hahaha okay these are amazing...call to sleep?! and my favorite is the obama hot sauce...LOL!

Lauren | Seventeenth and Irving said...

This is so hilarious! Enjoy your last weekend in Dominica, and have a safe trip back to the states!

Sarah said...

haha, this was great! thanks for the laugh :)

Claire Kiefer said...

This makes me want to come to Dominica today! What a funny place with all kinds of personality. :)

brynn said...

This is hilarious! I need to go here some day.

Kristen @ KV's Confessions said...

Sounds like such a fun culture- how many people can say they lived on an island for an extended period of time?? I'm excited for your next journey! xo

DJ said...

OMG, 1-pac... hilarious!!

Bevin said...

mmm....centipede rum punch!

I am Megan said...

What an adventure! I would love to visit it someday.

Carolyn said...

you will look back with such nostalgia and be glad you keep such a blog. perhaps one day I will see you state side.

Shaina Longstreet said...

Oh girl, this post made me laugh out loud!! :)

Emily said...

That last sign is amazing. Do you really think he is the god father of mechanics?

I will miss these posts - and expect some 'Only in America' posts soon. Maybe I'll bust out some Canadian ones too?