Experience the architecture of Dominica on a self-guided walking tour of the capital city. Despite fires and numerous hurricanes, the center of town still boasts one of the best-preserved collections of 18th century Creole architecture in the Caribbean. Podcasts and maps are available through SHAPE – the Society for Heritage Architecture Preservation (www.shape.dm). Take a day tour to visit the many interesting buildings around the island. They include religious, civic and military structures, as well as old plantation estates and mills. You’ll discover many small, wood-framed residences that are known as 'Ti Kaz. Don’t forget to visit the dwellings of the country's indigenous Kalinago Indians at the Carib Reserve. These hut-like structures are built of palm leaves, reeds and other easily found local materials.