November 3 marks the anniversary of independence for the Caribbean island of Dominica from Great Britain in 1978. It also marks the day it was discovered in 1493 by explorer Christopher Columbus. Now, if only people would stop confusing it for the Dominican Republic.
Not blessed with many beaches, Dominica is not as much of a tourist draw as some of its Caribbean neighbours, but it’s natural scenery of volcanic mountains and pristine forests are cherished by nature lovers.
Hit hard by Hurricane Maria in 2017, the country’s inhabitants are rebuilding and hope the tourists return to help the country get back on its feet.