Many people cheer very, very loudly when the “Three Lions” … now aptly renamed to the “Three Mice” are soundly beaten. I can imagine loud singing of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” or “Ally’s Tartan Army” or “Men Of Harlech” for Irish, Scots and Welsh respectively. As it stands right now, things don’t look too good for the Three Mice. …
Spain crashed out the World Cup … but don’t feel sad for them.
Spain, the world champions, the double European champions, the team of the decade, are out of the World Cup . The reign of Spain is over because they were plain, uninspired and out-played. With Spain’s shocking exit from the FIFA World Cup 2014, I felt a little sad for them. The Spanish were perennial underachievers in every World Cup, always …
How do you keep a travel blog running when you’re not travelling?
What happens when you’ve done an epic trip and you’re back? Or you’ve finished your around the world trip, posted amazing stories and pictures and had great stuff to write about every day while you’re travelling. Then you get back “home”, get back into the routine of work, errands and generally moving back into the daily grind, and you can’t …
Timelapsing Through Trinidad
Timelapsing Through Trinidad : Here’s a great timelapse video shot in the island of Trinidad by photographers Kevin Huggins and Anthony Fung. The journey takes you from the beaches, to the cities, to the country side and back to the beaches. It is flawlessly produced and has a powerful soundtrack that enhances the amazing visuals. I’ll quit talking now and …
Food, drinks and a great night in Mendoza, Argentina
On my Antarctic odyssey, we Mendoza is one of the best places to visit in the West of Argentina. It’s a vibrant city, renowned for its marvelous art, history and it’s almost impossible to not to have a great night in Mendoza. This land is the most important viticulturist center in south America and houses hundreds of wineries. The city …
I miss being the only Trinidadian in Uzbekistan
It’s been about a year since my epic first adventure through Central Asia and specifically being blown away by Uzbekistan as a tourist destination. In a somewhat perverse way, I also miss being a sideshow attraction of being a Trinidadian in Uzbekistan. For instance, when I was walking through the Walled City of Khiva, I subject to many curious glances …
10 Things Every First-Time Visitor To Las Vegas Should Know
A couple years ago, I wrote a post on “9 things that Vegas is not” … it was geared toward to the first timer in Vegas. When you get to Vegas for the first time, when you’ve never walked the Strip, taken a ride on the New York New York roller coaster, or even gambled; it’s a lot to take …
Some days I hate travel but here’s why I still do it.
Outside the hotel here at 2am, it’s an all too familiar feeling; freezing cold, darkness. It’s these types of days, that I hate to travel. Don’t get me wrong … hate is a very strong word and I know that I’ve been blessed beyond belief to be able to see what I’ve seen across the planet. Every time I jump …
16 quick questions for a Trini Traveller…and more than 16 answers
It’s Carnival Tuesday 2014 in Trinidad. I have a dose of the Carnival tabanca …so here’s 16 questions for a Trini Traveller that I’ve gotten over the last couple months on my facebook page or via email. Where do I live? Toronto but I pretend to live in Trinidad or Prince Edward Island. First travel memory? Touching down in Trinidad …
10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon
Hello Trini Travellers … I’ve not posted a lot since my Antarctica trip because I’ve been ridiculously busy catching my breath from the last year. When one takes time for anything, you gain a bit of perspective, no matter what is going in your life. Normally, I’d be posting about some travel adventure or a plan for adventure, but I’ve …