We arrived in Dominica yesterday, and are so happy that we do not feel like walking (or floating) cash machines. We had enough of that in St Vincent to last a while.
We almost sailed straight by, since the Donald Street guide from the early 2000's makes it sound like the worst places we've visited in Indonesia
: tour guides who aggressively hassle you if you don't use them, kids
that throw rocks at you as you walk through town... It looks like a whole lot has changed in ~15 years.
I'm curious if the cruise
ships helped bring about this change. The larger volume of tourists dilutes our presence, and so there's no longer this aggressive need to fight over customers. And, interestingly, the taxi driver we hired yesterday worked on a cruise ship
for ten years and talked about their system of "make people happy and the money