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Carnival Tribe is not about Carnival … it’s about printing money and pushing THEIR idea of the Carnival experience

Carnival Tribe is not about Carnival … it’s about printing money and pushing THEIR idea of the Carnival experience

Playing mas in Trinidad is a bucket list highlight for many people, especially those second and third generation Trinidadians who’ve only heard about how great Trinidad Carnival is while playing mas in New York, Toronto, Miami etc. As a veteran “fete sket“, I’ve crossed the stage multiple times with Poison and now Tribe and to be perfectly honest, I couldn’t give two shits about “crossing the stage” NOW … but I do remember my first time playing mas, and crossing the stage was the culmination of the carnival experience and the icing on the cake. I remember the excitement I ... Read More »

Moka Explosion 2012 – What can $1500 buy for you?

Moka Explosion 2012 – What can $1500 buy for you?

After all the Carnival festivities … it’s back to the rest of fetes for the Carnival season prior. As much as I might complain about the prices of this fete every year … it does guarantee a phenomenal all inclusive experience and is one of the two “Be Seen” fetes on Carnival Sunday (The other on being Brian Lara’s shindig). In keeping with the price increases over the year … there were limited early bird tickets for $1000 but then that went up to $1200 and then $1300 … outside the door the scalpers started asking for $1500 for a ... Read More »

The girls of Carnival Tribe on Carnival Tuesday 2012 … there might be one or two girls on the streets … just sayin (Photo Blog)

The girls of Carnival Tribe on Carnival Tuesday 2012 … there might be one or two girls on the streets … just sayin (Photo Blog)

This is for the gents … ladies … sorry no male eye candy for you … I’m sure there will be other blogs by other readers with guys … but not my blog [smugmug url="http://www.rishisankar.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=gallery&Data=21572105_HKDmBW&format=rss200" title="The%20girls%20of%20Carnival%20Tribe%202012" description="The%20girls%20of%20Carnival%20Tribe%202012" imagecount="5" start="1" num="5" thumbsize="Th" link="smugmug" captions="true" sort="true" window="false" smugmug="false" size="M"] Read More »

Ultimate Lime 2012 : Hyatt Regency Trinidad … Yet another “Be Seen” fete

Ultimate Lime 2012 : Hyatt Regency Trinidad … Yet another “Be Seen” fete

Well typical overpriced fete …but well organized, good food and definitely unlimited drinks down the line. Now the definition of “Liming” in Trinidad, is really where a bunch of friends or family gather for a nice little intimate time together. This was definitely not a small lime, when you think of the definition … One of things I really couldn’t give two shits about is the which “psuedo – celebrities” are flown in for these events. For the fetes I want to go to, I want to know how much champagne and scotch I can throw away to ensure that ... Read More »

Passing time at De Rock Beach Bar on Accra Beach in Barbados

Passing time at De Rock Beach Bar on Accra Beach in Barbados

Anytime I’m in Barbados for a quick one nighter, I’m always stopping in at De Rock Beach Bar in Bridgetown after walking down the boardwalk … just before sunset. It’s at the end of the Hastings Boardwalk at Accra Beach. De Rock Beach Bar is a tiny little bar but she does serve up some food or more importantly will have someone bring over some food for you. There are a couple of little beach shacks around the beach too like Miss P’s and Oasis Beach Bar But I only head over to De Rock … Patricia and Earl are great and will ... Read More »

8 types of travellers that I’ve seen in the airport

As a frequent flyer, I spend a LOT of time in airports. Travelling is cool when you actually get somewhere, but the process of actually getting to where you want to be, can be a mind blowingly frustrating or boring experience. So I have a great game you can play when you’re stuck in the airport with nothing to do because of crappy weather in <Insert your large airport of choice> you have very few things to choose from unless you’re in Hong Kong or Heathrow. From my gazillions of hours spent in airports, I’ve found 6 types of people who ... Read More »

Every man should pack the following 9 items for Trinidad Carnival …

Every man should pack the following 9 items for Trinidad Carnival …

As I typed the title of this post, I do know that it sounds slightly off … and no this post is not about packing men into your bags (Ladies or gentlemen) … The most popular question I’ve gotten from friends and strangers alike for Carnival is “What to wear?” I’m only going to answer this from the male perspective, since the female perspective of this question could span volumes and frankly I don’t have time to waste. As a man, I’ve learned that not packing the appropriate gear and amenities for Carnival will leave you miserable and inconvenienced … ... Read More »