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Trinidad’s Pitch Lake with a side of Debe Doubles …

It’s been about 20 years since I last went to the Pitch Lake in La Brea. One might ask why I haven’t been back to this geological phenomenon located right in my “backyard” in Trinidad in so long … well it’s simple really … it’s always been there and will always be there. As for the facts The Pitch Lake …

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What’s the cure for Doubles-itis?? The Doubles Factory of course!

Ok I seriously think I am going into Doubles shock now. This is the third day in a row, that I’m gorging on this hot, oily chick pea – flour concotion slathered with Coriander(“Chadon Beni”) hot sauce, tamarind sweet chutney and mango kutchela. I think my blood is slowly turning into Chickpea sauce. Now a new innovation I have discovered is the …

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Ask a Trini : How to order doubles in Trinidad …

Dreaming of one of the following, instantly makes a Trini happy: Being under the bed covers in my parent’s house with the sounds of torrential rain on the galvanized roof – if there is a better sleep in this world, I have not yet experienced it Waking up in the morning to a breakfast of Sada Roti, hot Tomato choka and …

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100 things to do in Trinidad & Tobago … your condensed list!

So you’ve just just touched down in Trinidad, but wondering what things to do in Trinidad & Tobago? Should I hang out in Trinidad, spend two days, then bask on the beaches of Tobago? Every post on Lonely Planet, Couchsurfing seems to ask this, when it comes to Trinidad. Aside from the ridiculously obvious ones … there is actually tons …

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100 things to do in Trinidad & Tobago

What do I do in Trinidad? Every post on Lonely Planet, Couchsurfing seems to ask this, when it comes to Trinidad. Aside from the ridiculously obvious ones … there is actually tons of things to do in Trinidad … but it would take the full year to do this list in Trinidad, since many festivals coincide with religious holidays. This …

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Tipping etiquette in Trinidad : Who and Who not to tip!

From a previous series of discussions on “crappy service charges in Trinidad” based on another post on “What to eat in Trinidad in 72 hours“, I realized that many travellers to Trinidad might not even know the actual tipping etiquette in Trinidad. Overall, we know that 90% of the travellers have at least once been confronted by a person they …

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What to eat in Trinidad in 72 hours : Eat like a local!

As a traveller, amateur cook and a “foodie” … and by “foodie”, I mean someone with highly exacting food standards that can come off as a pretentious “know it all” asshole, I’ve had my fair share of amazing meals. I’ve also had a litany of terrible meals in all parts of the world. It’s why I can make ridiculous claims …

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What to do in PEI #6 : Have lunch at the Charlottetown Farmers Market

In Trinidad, we don’t have “Farmers’ Markets” … because all farmers sell their produce at the local markets. As a teenage, I wandered the Chaguanas Market and saw the friendliness, hustle and bustle. I was always guided by the list my mother gave me and little did I know, I was getting my first “foodie” experience, in being able to …

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Floreria Atlantico : Da’ Best Speakeasy Drinking in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of my very favorite cities in the world. I think I’ve documented my love affair for this city in the past, but everytime I’ve been there … I come away thinking … Why don’t I live here … ??? Of course, that’s a completely over-romanticized notion, since Toronto is a pretty awesome city in it’s own …

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Eating Blue Food Roti in Tobago

When you’re working in the Maritimes, you’ll find a ridiculously friendly people who have no clue about the Caribbean. They’re all super curious and have tons of questions. Most of the questions are the usual mundane type … but then one question caught me off guard … If you’re a twin island republic, do you guys have the same type …

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